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@Rochester: Dec. 18, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 18, 2008

Today's Forecast: AM Clouds/PM Sun, High 32°

Tomorrow: Snow, High 29°

In Today's Issue

  • Nominees Sought for Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award
  • President Seligman Shares Cancer Experience on PBS
  • University IT Computer Sales Holding Printer Sale Today
  • Get $100 for Completing Health Risk Assessment
  • Last Chance to Join the George Eastman Circle as a Charter Member
  • Registration Open for February Break Soccer Clinic
  • Discount Tickets Available for RPO Holiday Pops Concert
  • Event Highlight: Eastman at Washington Square
  • Rochester in News: President Seligman Comments on SEC's Oversight of Bernard Madoff; Women's Basketball Team Climbs to No. 1 in Division III
  • In Higher Education: Higher-Ed Leaders Press Congress for Stimulus Funds

News and Announcements

Nominees Sought for Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are due Monday, Jan. 5, for the 2009 Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominees should be faculty, staff, trustees and/or alumnae who have achieved significant professional stature and influence, have a trailblazing body of work, and have used their experience and skills to help other women advance as leaders. Read more...

President Seligman Shares Cancer Experience on PBS

Less than 16 months after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, President  Seligman will appear on the medical panel discussion series Second Opinion, which will air tonight, Dec. 18, at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. With his cancer now in remission, Seligman will recount his medical journey in an effort to raise awareness and stress the importance of early detection. The show repeats at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21. Read more...

University IT Computer Sales Holding Printer Sale Today

Finish your holiday shopping today at the University IT Computer Sales locations (Room G-7220B at the Medical Center and in Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus). The following printers are available today for $24.95: Canon PIXMA iP4500 Photo; Epson Stylus Photo R280; and Hewlett Packard DeskJet F4280 All-in-One. Personal purchases only. Limit three per person while supplies last. University ID cards are required for purchase. Read more...

Get $100 for Completing Health Risk Assessment

Faculty, staff, spouses, and domestic partners who are enrolled in the University health care plans can get $100 for filling out Well-U's confidential online health assessment by the end of the year. By completing the assessment, you will have access to online Healthy Living Programs and resources. 

Last Chance to Join the George Eastman Circle as a Charter Member

The University will soon conclude the Charter Phase of the George Eastman Circle, a donor-recognition society that acknowledges individuals who provide leadership support through unrestricted Annual Fund giving. Read more...

Registration Open for February Break Soccer Clinic

Registration is open for the February Break Soccer Clinic, to be held between 9:30 a.m. and noon Feb. 16-18 in the Goergen Athletic Center Field House. Boys and girls ages 7 to 12 can register for the clinic, which is staffed by members of the 2008 Rochester men's soccer team. Download the brochure

Discount Tickets Available for RPO Holiday Pops Concert

The RPO will put on its Gala Holiday Pops Concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Eastman Theatre. Discount tickets for University faculty and staff are $10. Read more...

Events

Thursday, Dec. 18

Eastman at Washington Square Concert Series: Singers of High Note. First Universalist Church (corner of South Clinton Avenue and Court Street). 12:15 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

ABC's World News Tonight (Dec. 17)

"SEC Questioned in Madoff Case"

President Joel Seligman comments on the SEC's failure to detect the financial schemes of Bernard Madoff, a well-known Wall Street executive who is accused of operating a fraudulent investment practice that may have cost investors up to $50 billion. Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 16)

"UR Women Climb to No. 1 in Division III"

Rochester's women's basketball team has climbed to No. 1 in this week's D3hoops.com national poll. Read more...

In Higher Education

Washington Post (Dec. 16)

"Higher-Education Leaders Press Congress for Chunk of Stimulus Funds"

More than 40 higher-education leaders from across the country asked Congress Tuesday to commit 5 percent of any economic stimulus program to the nation's colleges and universities. Read more...

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