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In Today's Issue

  • National Flute Association Honors Bonita Boyd
  • Schor Will Lead Organization of Child Neurologists
  • CARE Network Available to University Community
  • Rochester's First Fringe Festival Seeks Volunteers
  • 'Back to School' Drive Helps More than 110 Students
  • Announcing New 'Bundled' Telephone Rates
  • Elevator Safety Tips

News and Announcements

National Flute Association Honors Bonita Boyd
Bonita Boyd, professor of flute at the Eastman School, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association. Boyd was honored earlier this month at the organization’s annual convention, where flutists from around the world whose lives and careers were touched by Boyd performed in a special concert. Read more...

Schor Will Lead Organization of Child Neurologists
Nina Schor, the William H. Eilinger chair of pediatrics at the Medical Center and pediatrician-in-chief at Golisano Children's Hospital, has been elected president of the nation's largest organization of child neurologists.  Read more...

CARE Network Available to University Community
The CARE Network is now available to all University faculty, staff, students, and parents who are concerned that a University student is in or heading toward distress. The network provides an opportunity to inform the assistant director for student support services, who can link the student with the resources necessary for his or her success and continued well-being. Visit for more information. Read more ...

Rochester's First Fringe Festival Seeks Volunteers
The inaugural First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which will be held Sept. 19-23, needs volunteers to be ticket takers, ushers, couriers, etc. Click here for details or email Volunteers will receive a free festival T-shirt, as well as complimentary tickets to headline acts if they log at least 6 hours.

'Back to School' Drive Helps More than 110 Students
The African-American Network @ the University of Rochester thanks the University community for supporting its third annual “Back to School” Book Bag & Supply Drive for youths in need. The drive received hundreds of dollars worth of backpacks and school supplies, which were given to more than 110 children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Over the past three years, AAN has received more than $5,500 worth of supplies and have helped more 550 children. For more information about the “Back to School” Supply Drive, call 276-3259 ext. 2 or email

Announcing New 'Bundled' Telephone Rates
University telephone rates for fiscal year 2013 include long distance calling and have been lowered on average 3 percent. Telephone rates continue to include equipment and normal repair. Click here and enter NetID for FY13 rates.  

Elevator Safety Tips
Do you know what to do, or perhaps more importantly, what not to do, if you are stuck in an elevator? The Occupational Safety group, from Environmental Health & Safety, offers some elevator safety tips

Aug. 30, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 85°
Partly Cloudy, 87°

Today's Event Highlight
Poster Sale
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wilson Commons Front Porch. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 29)
UR Students Volunteer
as Part of Wilson Day

"Wearing T-shirts that said, 'Expand your world, explore your community,' about 1,200 first-year University of Rochester students got a taste of community service Tuesday, helping 58 nonprofits during the University's 24th annual Wilson Day." Click here to see a photo gallery.

Rochester Business Journal (Aug. 28)
Warner School Lands
$2.2 Million Grant

The grant, from the National Science Foundation, will allow the Warner School to help school districts implement new national standards and improve mathematics instruction.

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