@Rochester: March 27, 2009
Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 54°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 51°
In Today's Issue
- Eastman Musician Appears on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
- Dependent Eligibility Audit—Response Required by April 10
- Conference Marks National Nurses Week
- United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
- Weekend Sporting Events Support Breast Care Awareness
- Fundraiser Helps Build Schools in Pakistan, Afghanistan
- Event Highlight: Congressman Massa Hosts Women's Forum
- Rochester in the News: Peter Robinson on Stimulus Funds; A Preview of Ossia
- In Higher Education: Promoting Early College
News and Announcements
Eastman Musician Appears on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Recent Eastman School graduate Christopher Ziemba will be featured on the famed national series Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
this weekend. His visit and performance with the legendary 91-year-old pianist can be heard locally at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, on WXXI AM-1370. Read more...
Dependent Eligibility Audit—Response Required by April 10
For faculty and staff who have been randomly selected for the audit, please be sure to submit the specified documentation for the requested dependents, along with your signed enrolled dependents form that was enclosed in your notification by April 10. Further information, including frequently asked questions, is available at the Benefits Web site
United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
"I Live United by connecting with neighbors, which is a grounding experience, and it builds social capital that strengthens us individually and as a community."
—Glenn Cerosaletti, director of the Rochester Center for Community Leadership. "I Live United through my work as an adviser to about 40 student organizations. I help connect them to services and initiatives in the City of Rochester. On my own time I volunteer for C.A.S.H., and this will be my third year with this community-changing organization."
—Stacey Fisher, assistant director of academic programs in the Student Activities Office.
Check @Rochester every Friday during the campaign to learn more about how Rochester faculty and staff Live United and pledge your support
today. To date, the University campaign has raised about 722,000, just over 50 percent of the overall goal.
Weekend Sporting Events Support Breast Care Awareness
A portion of ticket sales from the Rochester Amerks (Friday) and the Knighthawks (Saturday) games this weekend will benefit the Wilmot Comprehensive Breast Care Center as part of the Skating for the Cure
fundraiser. Tickets are $15—order them using code SFTC and $5 for each ticket will be donated to the cause. Read more...
Conference Marks National Nurses Week
On Saturday, May 9, nurses are invited to attend a half-day conference that covers ways to care for themselves, including techniques such as journaling and meditation, as part of national Nurses Week. "Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First" is presented by the local chapter of AORN #3305 Association of periOperative Nursing. Register by May 1. Read more...
Fundraiser Helps Build Schools in Pakistan, Afghanistan
Pennies for Peace, a fundraiser running through Friday, April 3, benefits efforts to support school construction in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Donation drop-offs are located throughout the River Campus, including at the Writing Center, ID Card Office, SBAI, English department, political science department, Interfaith Chapel, Bursar's Office, the Admissions Office, Career Center, Multimedia Center in Rush Rhees Library, International Students Office, UHS, and Warner School Mail Room.
Rochester in the News
WXXI News (March 25)
"University of Rochester Competing for Federal Stimulus Money"
Peter Robinson, chief operating officer at the Medical Center, says the University is well positioned to secure federal stimulus dollars for scientific research. Read more...
City Newspaper (March 25)
"Classical Preview: Ossia"
"If the death of classical music is its oldest, finest tradition, no one has bothered to tell Ossia. The members of Eastman School of Music's student-run new music ensemble taste possibility." Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (March 26)
"Promoting Early College"
Educators argue that challenging underrepresented and remedial students to earn at least two years' worth of college credit and a high school diploma at the same time can improve their outcomes. Read more...
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