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@Rochester: May 22, 2009

@Rochester: May 22, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 71°

Tomorrow: Isolated Thunderstorms, High 72°

In Today's Issue

  • Thomas Pearson Elected to Hopkins Society of Scholars
  • Lyons Band to Premiere Eastman-Commissioned Work
  • Listen Live: Burt Nadler and Curt Smith Discuss Internships
  • Medical Center Wins Awards for Marketing Campaign
  • Check Out the Homepage's 'Photo Friday'
  • University Staff Offered Discount on Online Defensive Driving Course
  • Groups Thank Staff, Students for Generosity
  • Latino Professional Alliance Will Host Networking Event
  • Event Highlight: Neuroscience Retreat
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Zupan on Tax Policy and Fuel Efficiency; Trustee Ursula Burns Named Xerox CEO
  • In Higher Education: What If Every American Commits to a 'Year of Higher Education or Training'?

News and Announcements

Thomas Pearson Elected to Hopkins Society of Scholars

Thomas Pearson, the Albert D. Kaiser Professor in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and senior associate dean for clinical research at the Medical Center, has been elected to the distinguished Society of Scholars of Johns Hopkins University. Read more...

Lyons Band to Premiere Eastman-Commissioned Work

A new work by award-winning composer Baljinder Singh Sekhon II, written to feature the Arabesque Winds quintet and graduating musicians from the Lyons Senior High Concert Band, will receive its premiere on Monday, June 8, at the band's annual outdoor pops concert. Read more...

Listen Live: Burt Nadler and Curt Smith Discuss Internships

Curt Smith, host of Perspectives on WXXI (1370 AM) and senior lecturer of English, will interview Burt Nadler, director of the College Career Center, on the increasingly significant role that internships play for students entering the working world. Listen live at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23

Medical Center Wins Awards for Marketing Campaign

The Rochester chapter of the American Marketing Association named the Medical Center the 2009 Marketer of the Year, citing efforts to develop brand identities for the Medical Center and Strong Health. The honor follows two gold awards in the Aster Awards competition, the nation's largest and oldest health care advertising awards competition. 

Check Out the Homepage's 'Photo Friday'

Check out the Rochester homepage today and every Friday to see photos submitted by University students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni—and vote for your favorites. Visit the Photo Friday site to submit a photo of your own for consideration in a future "Photo Friday." 

University Staff Offered Discount on Online Defensive Driving Course

University employees and their family members can take the online six-hour defensive driving course for $35.95 at www.rochesterdefensivedriving.com. Enter the code "rdd4312" to register. 

Groups Thank Staff, Students for Generosity

The Refugee Student Alliance and Student National Medical Association sends a "thank you" to employees, staff, and students for participating in the Spring Drive for Refugees. The effort collected more than 50 30-gallon bags of clothing, school supplies, and toiletries that were donated to Saint's Place, an organization that will distribute the items to newly arrived refugees in Rochester. If you have any questions about volunteering, contact natalia_golub@urmc.rochester.edu

Latino Professional Alliance Will Host Networking Event

The Latino Professional Alliance will host a happy hour and networking event at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Flat Iron Café, 561 State St. The alliance is an affinity group at the University and holds the annual Latino Cultural Fair during Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, e-mail urlpa@rochester.edu, call 276-3259 ext. 2, or visit www.rochester.edu/diversity/affinity/latino/index.html

Events

Friday, May 22

Neuroscience Retreat: Memorial Art Gallery. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (May 20)

"Stricter MPG Rules May Be Boon for Automakers"

Simon School Dean Mark Zupan says federal gasoline tax policy would be a better way to focus America's automakers on improving emissions and fuel efficiency in a story about the Obama administration's proposals for stricter standards. "[A higher gasoline tax] leaves power to the people as opposed to keeping power in the hands of Washington bureaucrats deciding what should be produced and where," says Zupan. Read more...

New York Times (May 21)

"At Xerox, a Transition for the Record Books"

University Trustee Ursula Burns, president of Xerox, will become the company's CEO in July, when Anne Mulcahy steps down, the company announced Thursday. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 22)

"A Year of College for All: What the President's Plan Would Mean for the Country"

The Chronicle explores what it might mean for the nation if every American accepts President Obama's challenge to commit to a "year or more" of higher education or training. Read more...

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