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@Rochester: May 19, 2008

@Rochester: May 19, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 60°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 63°

In Today's Issue

  • Commencement 2008: Graduates Gain Advice from the Heart
  • Xerox Donates $1 Million to Wilmot Cancer Center
  • University Names Four New Trustees, New Board Chair
  • Council on Sustainability Appointed
  • Medical Management Masters Information Reception
  • Kennedy Center Spotlight Shines on Eastman Jazz Musicians
  • Event Highlight: Quitting Time
  • Rochester in the News: Wilmot Cancer Center Opening
  • Inside Higher Ed: House Approves Tax on Rich to Aid G.I.'s

News and Announcements

Commencement 2008: Graduates Gain Advice from the Heart

commencementFrom the Xerox CEO, successful alumni in law and finance, and President Seligman, Rochester graduates were reminded to follow their dreams, but not alone. See multimedia coverage, including a photo gallery, audio podcasts, and video highlights. Read more...

Xerox Donates $1 Million to Wilmot Cancer Center

In front of several thousand graduates and family members, Xerox Corp. Chair and CEO Anne Mulcahy delivered the College Commencement address and also announced a $1 million gift to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

University Names Four New Trustees, New Board Chair

Alumnus and trustee Edmund "Ed" Hajim has been elected chairman of the University's Board of Trustees. At the same May 16 meeting, the board also elected four new trustees: New York City attorney Elizabeth Moore, software company founder Elena Prokupets, Constellation Brands Chairman Richard Sands, and real estate executive Thomas Wilmot Sr. Read more...

Council on Sustainability Appointed

President Seligman has announced the formation of a multidisciplinary advisory council of faculty, students, staff, and trustees who will coordinate all matters related to environmental and energy sustainability. The University Council on Sustainability will be chaired by Provost Ralph Kuncl and Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Ron Paprocki. Read more...

Medical Management Masters Information Reception

Join Simon School faculty, staff, and alumni of the Medical Management Masters program to learn more about this one-year program on May 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Medical Center's Natapow Room, 1-9545. Register with Simon School Admissions at 275-3533 or online

Kennedy Center Spotlight Shines on Eastman Jazz Musicians

A unique ensemble of Eastman jazz students will represent the school at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, May 21, in the Center's prestigious Conservatory Project. "Triple Threat," three pianists who alternate in the familiar jazz piano trio setting with bass and drums, will perform tunes by Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and original works as part of the series. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, May 20

Quitting Time: Four-week smoking cessation class begins. Medical Center, C 1-9535 Northeastern . Noon to 1 p.m. 

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

Rochester in the News

WHEC TV10 (May 15)

"New State-of-the-Art Cancer Center Opens (video)"

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center will "have a huge impact on our community" from health care to job creation, reports coverage of the center's opening last week. (Also reported by WHAM TV13, WROC TV8, WXXI, Rochester Business Journal, and the Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (May 16)

"House Approves Tax on Rich to Aid G.I.'s"

"Congressional Democrats began to put into practice their philosophy of asking the wealthy to shoulder more of the cost of government programs on Thursday as the House approved an expansive new veterans education benefit that would be paid for by a tax on affluent Americans." Read more...

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