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@Rochester: April 3, 2009

@Rochester: April 3, 2009

Today's Forecast: Rain/Thunder, High 57°

Tomorrow: Showers/Wind, High 44°

In Today's Issue

  • Simon School Dean Commits $1 Million to School
  • Mantle Plumes May Bend Deep Beneath Earth's Crust
  • United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
  • Dependent Eligibility Audit—Response Required by April 10
  • Food Fair Will Feature World Cuisine
  • Free Talk on Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Third Annual Fraternity and Sorority Achievement Reception
  • Atheletes, Disco Fans Can Support Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Event Highlight: Optics Performing Arts Series Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Thomas DiPiero on the Importance of Humanities
  • In Higher Education: Medical-Group Leaders Call for End to Industry Role at Meetings

News and Announcements

Simon School Dean Commits $1 Million to School

Mark ZupanMark Zupan, who has served as dean of the Simon Graduate School of Business since 2004, has made a $1 million endowment commitment to the school. It is believed that Zupan's gift is unmatched by any current or previous business school dean.

"This is a truly special gift," says President Seligman. "Mark has been an inspiration as a teacher, a scholar, and an administrator. Now, he also has inspired us through his philanthropy. There are very few people who contribute to our work in so many ways. His dedication, vision, and generosity make me proud to be his colleague." Read more...

Simulations and Ancient Magnetism Suggest Mantle Plumes May Bend Deep Beneath Earth's Crust

Computer simulations, paleomagnetism, and plate motion histories reveal how hotspots, centers of erupting magma that sit atop columns of hot mantle that were once thought to remain firmly fixed in place, in fact move beneath Earth's crust. The research of Rochester geophysicist John Tarduno and his colleagues at Ludwig-Maximilians, Münster, and Stanford universities is described in yesterday's issue of ScienceRead more...

Dependent Eligibility Audit—Response required by April 10

Reminder notices have been mailed out to faculty and staff who have been randomly selected for the Dependent Eligibility Audit and whose documentation has not been received by Mercer Administration. Documentation must be submitted to Mercer Administration by next Friday, April 10. Further information, including frequently asked questions, is available at the Benefits Web site

United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'

Vicky Hines"I Live United in many ways. I give annually to the United Way at the leadership level and encourage my family, friends, and coworkers to give. I participate in the United Way Speaker's Bureau each year to help others learn about the important programs funded by the United Way. I volunteer as often as I can, delivering Meals on Wheels, and serving on local non-profit boards, at the little league fields, and in my kids' classrooms."
—Vicky Hines, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service

Check @Rochester every Friday during the campaign to learn more about how faculty and staff Live United and pledge your support today. the University campaign has raised about 60 percent of the overall goal of $1.3 million. Read more...

Food Fair Will Feature World Cuisine

Get a taste of cuisine from around the world between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the 8th Annual Food Fair in the House of Six Nations Cafeteria. Tickets are limited and are available in the cafeteria for $5 in advance or $6 at the door. 

Free Talk on Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

David Hicks, director of the Surgical Pathology Unit at the Medical Center, will present a free talk from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Hahnemann Club on the campus of the Highlands at Pittsford. Read more...

Third Annual Fraternity and Sorority Achievement Reception

Celebrate the achievements of the fraternity and sorority community, including the presentation of organizational and community awards, at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the May Room in Wilson Commons. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served immediately following the awards ceremony. 

Atheletes, Disco Fans Can Support Wilmot Cancer Center

A variety of events this weekend will help support research and patient care programs at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Events

Friday, April 3

Optics Performing Arts Series Concert: UR Brass Choir. Munnerlynn Atrium, Goergen Hall. 3 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle (March 29)

"The Humanities Prepare Us for Life"

As philosophers have long demonstrated, says Thomas DiPiero, professor of French and visual and cultural studies and senior associate dean of humanities, "the world doesn't come into existence until you understand it." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 2, 2009)

"Medical-Group Leaders Call for End to Industry Role at Meetings"

Past and present leaders of several professional medical associations called on Wednesday for an end to industry financing of their conferences and other association activities, saying such practices compromise health-care decisions and undermine public trust. Read more...

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