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@Rochester: April 23, 2009

@Rochester: April 23, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 53°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 76°

In Today's Issue

  • Jannick Rolland Named to New Brian J. Thompson Professorship in Optical Engineering
  • Panel Discussion Looks at History of Diversity on the River Campus
  • Tips for Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Trade Show Taps Area Businesses to Promote Sustainability
  • Reading the World Conversation Series
  • Register Now for Eat Well Live Well Challenge
  • Donations Needed for Library Book Sale
  • Event Highlight: Reformation of America's Schools
  • Sports Buzz: Baseball, Women's Lacrosse at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Paul O'Dette and Ellen Hargis on Upcoming Concert
  • In Higher Education: Dare to DREAM... in 2009?

News and Announcements

Jannick Rolland Named to New Brian J. Thompson Professorship in Optical Engineering

Jannick Rolland, professor of optics and biomedical engineering, has been named the first Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is also the associate director of the recently completed Robert E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design and Engineering. Read more...

Panel Discussion Looks at History of Diversity on the River Campus

The Minority Student Advisory Board marks its 10th anniversary with a University-wide forum at 7 p.m. today, April 23, in Sloan Auditorium. The discussion and open forum will focus on questions regarding the quality of life for today's students, how the issues have evolved over the last 10 years, and how those issues are being addressed by the current administration. Read more...

Tips for Coping with Work and Family Stress

The Employee Assistance Program and Well-U are offering a free stress management workshop to employees on Monday, May 18. "Coping with Work and Family Stress" will cover a variety of strategies for reducing stress and will help participants develop a personal stress management action plan. Registration is required. Call 276-5050 or visit Well-U's Web site for more information. 

Trade Show Taps Area Businesses to Promote Sustainability

Campus Dining Services hosts the Eat Local. Live Well. Trade Show to promote sustainability and support the local economy. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, April 23, in the May Room in Wilson Commons. Read more...

Reading the World Conversation Series

Authors Jan Kjærstad and Mark Binelli will discuss their experiences writing for different countries, languages, and audiences at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in the Interfaith Chapel. Read more...

Register Now for Eat Well Live Well Challenge

The University's Eat Well Live Well Challenge, an employee contest that focuses on healthy eating and exercise, begins Sunday, April 26. Teams can sign up online

Donations Needed for Library Book Sale

The Friends of the UR Libraries and the River Campus Libraries are looking for used books for their next book sale. To make arrangements for delivery or to have your donation questions answered, call Margaret Engel at 275-4461. Watch for more information on the book sale in @Rochester soon. Read more...

Events

Thursday, April 23

Poster Session—'Reformation of America's Schools': Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library. 2 to 4:45 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Baseball: 
April 23: 4 p.m. Ithaca College.

Women's Lacrosse: 
April 24: 4 p.m. Rensselaer.
April 25: 2 p.m. Vassar.

Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle (April 22)

"Duo Has a Little Fun with Italian Baroque in Rochester"

Paul O'Dette performs again with Ellen Hargis, his long-time duet partner. The "Wait! I'm Singing Now ..." concert on April 24 is part of a conference by the Society for 17th-Century Music at the Eastman School. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 22)

"Dare to DREAM... in 2009?"

"A College Board report draws attention to the limited options of undocumented students and advocates for passage of DREAM Act." Read more...

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