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Weekly Buzz: News for University of Rochester Undergraduates
Enter to Win a Nintendo Wii Valued at $250
Help University IT help you by participating in a brief survey on security awareness campaign through March 27 at noon. After you complete the survey you will be eligible to enter your name in a drawing to win a Nintendo Wii from the University Computer Store. The winner will be announced before the UR Cinema Group's presentation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on March 27 at 7 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium. Visit to take the survey and be entered in the drawing.

Rochester Neighborhoods Bus Tour
Explore Rochester neighborhoods and learn about off-campus housing options during a bus tour from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Snacks provided. Space is limited. E-mail to sign up.

Career Lab for Women Interested in Business
The first-ever Career Lab for undergraduate woman interested in business will take place April 24 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The free event includes dinner. Get details and register.

Ramblers Open for Ben Folds
Ben Folds performs at Water Street Music Hall with special guests the Midnight Ramblers and Jukebox the Ghost at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23. Tickets are on sale for $20 at the Common Market on Monday (UR Undergrads only; limit four per ID/one ID per person).

Takácz Quartet Performing at Eastman
The acclaimed Takácz Quartet performs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, in Kilbourn Hall next weekend as part of the Eastman-Ranlet Series. Tickets range from $10-$20 (discounts with UR ID) and are available in advance at the RPO Box Office, 108 East Avenue, 454-2100; remaining tickets available at the door one hour before the start of the concert.

RecycleMania Update
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The University is entering its ninth week of the national RecycleMania competition. See weekly rankings. All week (except for Wednesday) you can stop by Wilson Commons between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a reused notebook sale. Also, this week if you get "caught green handed" by using your reusable mugs you will receive a coupon for free coffee. Please continue to do your part by remembering to think before you throw anything in the trash. This week's trivia question: New York's Returnable Container Act, also known as the "Bottle Bill", has reduced roadside litter by what percent? This week, the THIRD person to answer correctly will be the lucky winner of an eco-friendly prize.

New Master's Program in Educational Policy
The Warner School is introducing a new master's program in Educational Policy. Find out more about the program, other education and counseling programs, and scholarship opportunities for Rochester undergraduates on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in room 122 in Wilson Commons. It is not too late to apply for next year and still take advantage of special scholarship opportunities.

Tuesday, March 17
'What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20'
Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and professor at Stanford University, will give a lecture on "What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World." The talk will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Gleason Hall 318/418. Register by phone (276-3500) or e-mail

A Taste of Ireland
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish fare at Danforth and Eastman Dining Centers from 5-8 p.m. 

Thursday, March 19

British/Irish Post-Graduate Study Fellowships
Learn more about Rhodes, Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates Cambridge scholarships for an opportunity to study in the UK or Ireland after graduation. An information session is at 7:30 p.m.  in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to attend.

Music Breaking Barriers
The Gregory Street Blues Band, a music ensemble comprised of individuals with physical and developmental disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation, and blindness, will play jazz and blues classics and originals during a performance at 11:30 a.m. in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. The show is part of the Arc of Monroe County's Disability Awareness Month events. 

Want to Help Rebuild New Orleans?
Find out about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans at an informational meeting at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Commons Conference Room 503.

Friday, March 20
Engineering E-Social
The School of Engineering and Applied Science is hosting the first monthly Engineering E-Social from 4-6 p.m. in the Meliora's Potter and Trustees' Conference Room. All SEAS faculty and students are welcome. The social follows an Engineering Town Hall Meeting at 3 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library.

Viennese Ball
Students can waltz the night away at the historic Harro-East Ballroom for the 23rd annual Viennese Ball from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15 for Rochester undergrads, $18 for the University community, and $20 general admission at the door. Tickets are available in the Common Market and the Eastman Student Life Office. See the Facebook event for details.

Hip Hop Show, Discussion
No Jackets Required and UR Hip Hop present "The Chronic," at 8 p.m. in the May Room in Wilson Commons. The show will begin with a pre-concert introduction that will provide some background on hip hop culture and discuss what message Dr. Dre intended to get across to listeners. This show contains explicit lyrics and content. Tickets are $4 at the Common Market, $5 at the door. 

Saturday, March 21

Korea Night 2009
Come to Korea Night '09 at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. The event, which costs $4 for undergrads and $5 for the University community, includes a special performance by the UR Break Dancers. Tickets are on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. For more information, call 275-5911.

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Calling Future Fulbright Scholars
Design your own post-graduate study or research project in the country of your choosing, or teach English language and U.S. culture abroad as a Fulbright Scholar. Juniors: application process begins this semester for fall 09 competition. An information session will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, in Wilson Commons 122. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV CBS (March 10)
Spring break is normally the last hurrah for many college students before final exams. But some Rochester seniors canceled their plans just to focus on a finding a job. Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (March 13)
The six seniors on Rochester's women's basketball team have built quite a resume in four stellar years. Read more...

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