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In Today’s Issue

  • Trustee Endows Professorship, Commits Further to Student Scholarships
  • Warner Professor Named Fulbright Scholar
  • Endowed Scholarship Donors and Recipients Celebrated
  • Theater Program Presents The Glass Menagerie
  • Make Your Pledge to Support the Rochester Community
  • Talk Focuses on Human Microbial Community
  • MAG, Lakeshore Record Exchange Launch Film Series
  • Discussion: Transition Opportunities at the University
  • Rochester Teams at Business Plan Competition Friday 
  • Simon School Information Reception
  • Lasik Seminars Planned

News and Announcements

Trustee Endows Professorship, Commits Further to Student Scholarships
Longtime trustee Alan Hilfiker ’60 has made a significant gift that will create the Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professorship in English. He has also committed additional funds to the existing Alan F. Hilfiker Endowed Graduate Scholarship Fund, to help students pursue academic careers of distinction in English, and the Alan F. Hilfiker Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, for first-generation college students who plan to study English or the humanities. Read more...

Warner Professor Named Fulbright Scholar
Mary Jane Curry, associate professor of education at the Warner School, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research next year in Chile. Read more...

Endowed Scholarship Donors and Recipients Celebrated
For the fourth year in a row, donors of endowed scholarships and the students they support gathered at the University-wide Celebration of Scholarships dinner. Approximately 200 people attended last night’s event in the M&T Ballroom at the Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

Theater Program Presents The Glass Menagerie
The International Theatre Program’s production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie opens in Todd Theater on Thursday, April 25. Read more...

Make Your Pledge to Support the Rochester Community
With just a few weeks remaining, the University’s United Way campaign is $182,000 short of its $1.54 million fundraising goal. “As the area’s largest employer, the University plays a crucial role in helping the Rochester community,” says Andrea DeMeo, director of the University’s campaign. Make your pledge online and learn more about how your support helps the community.

Talk Focuses on Human Microbial Community
Steven Gill, associate professor of microbiology and immunology and director of the University’s Genomics Research Center, will discuss “The Human Microbial Community and Its Impact On Health” at the next Science Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks feature conversations with leading scientists on current topics. The event is a joint project between the University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

MAG, Lakeshore Record Exchange Launch Film Series
A new monthly alternative music film series, sponsored by the Memorial Art Gallery and Lakeshore Record Exchange, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. The evening includes a reception, a 30-minute video by Rochester Movie Makers chairman Stan Main, and an 8 p.m. performance by the UK band China Crisis. Read more...

Discussion: Transition Opportunities at the University
What’s it like to have a disability on a college campus or to mentor someone with a disability? Learn more at the peer mentorship panel discussion at noon today in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. Speakers will include students from the Monroe No. 1 BOCES TOUR Class and their undergraduate peer mentors. Sponsored by the Rochester Center for Community Leadership.

Rochester Teams at Business Plan Competition Friday
Several teams of Rochester students will present their business ideas at the New York Business Plan Competition, one of the largest collegiate business competitions in the country, at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26, at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany, 257 Fuller Road, Albany. Teams hail from Arts, Sciences & Engineering, Eastman School, and Simon School. Free parking for the event will be available off-site across Fuller Road on the University at Albany main campus.

Simon School Information Reception
Learn about the executive MBA, part-time accelerated MBA, part-time flexible MBA, full-time MBA, and specialized MS degree program options at the Simon School’s spring information reception at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. Faculty, staff, alumni, and current students will share their perspectives on the options available for working professionals interested in developing their graduate business credentials. Attendees are welcome to visit a class session following the program overview and Q&A. Register here or visit the Simon website for more information.

Lasik Seminars Planned
The Flaum Eye Institute will host free Lasik seminars on Wednesday, April 24, and Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Meridian Centre in Brighton. Attendees will be eligible for a complimentary evaluation at a later date. Register online or call 273-2020.

April 23, 2013
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 65°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 54°

Today’s Event Highlight
Lecture: That’s Not What the Black Family Is
4 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (April 20)
An Instant Path to an Online Army
VizWiz, a free iPhone app developed by Jeffrey Bigham, assistant professor of computer science, and colleagues in the University’s Human Computer Interaction program, gives real-time help to blind users.

YNN Rochester (April 22)
U of R Students Host Minority Male Success Symposium
Some University students spent Sunday giving back. The campus organization Minority Male Leadership Association (MMLA) held its first symposium focused on the success of city high school students.
"So the first thing that every man needs to know how to do, no matter race, creed, color, or religion, is to know how to tie a tie," said John Davis, a member of MMLA.

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