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In Today's Issue

  • Leadership and Diversity Center Expands its Reach
  • Talk Will Focus on 'Race and Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era'
  • Book Chronicles Growth of Eastman School Under Howard Hanson
  • Special Edition of HR Intercom is Available Online
  • Visiting Writers Series Presents: Curt Smith
  • Presentation: 'People with Disabilities and the Health Care Profession'

News and Announcements

Leadership and Diversity Center Expands its Reach
With the addition of the humanities and social sciences, the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, will now assist an increased number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minority students.
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Talk Will Focus on 'Race and Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era'
William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, will give a talk on "Race and Affirmative Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era" at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary. Wilson’s keynote address will introduce a day of workshops on race and ethnicity in faculty recruitment and retention.
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Book Chronicles Growth of Eastman School Under Howard Hanson
The history of the Eastman School under Howard Hanson and his successor, Walter Hendl, is described in a new book, Serving a Great and Noble Art, written by Vincent Lenti, a faculty member and historian of the Eastman School.
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Special Edition of HR Intercom is Available Online
A special edition of HR Intercom is available online. The issue explains recent updates to University Policy #172 (work schedules-meal and rest periods) and University Policy #223 (overtime pay).

Visiting Writers Series Presents: Curt Smith
Curt Smith, senior lecturer of English, will read from his new book, Pull Up A Chair: The Vin Scully Story, at Writers and Books, 740 University Ave., at 7 p.m. tonight. Scully’s book is the first-ever biography of the legendary baseball broadcaster. The reading is part of Writers and Books’ Visiting Writer’s Series. The event is open to the community and costs $6 for the general public and $4 for Writers and Books members.

Presentation: 'People with Disabilities and the Health Care Profession'
University intercessor Kathy Sweetland will present “People with Disabilities and the Health Care Profession” from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Boardroom (AC 2) in the Medical Center. The presentation will include a discussion about effective communication techniques, community resources, and working with American Sign Language interpreters. Continuing Nursing Education contact hours provided. For more information, call Cindy Berry at 275-5449.


Sept. 24, 2009
Partly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 71°
Tomorrow:
Sunny, High 66°
Today's Event Highlight
Health Care Policy Reform Discussion Panel
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 7 p.m. Read more...

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Sports Buzz
Women’s Soccer
Sept. 26, 1 p.m. Utica College

Football
Sept. 26, 6 p.m. Union College

Women's Tennis
Sept. 27, 4 p.m. Nazareth College
Sept. 30, 4 p.m. SUNY Brockport

Men’s Soccer
Sept. 29, 7 p.m. RIT

Field Hockey
Sept. 30, 7 p.m. William Smith

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
Business Week (Sept. 22)
'Could Swine Flu Panic Be Worse Than Outbreak Itself?'
"Parents are calling pediatricians and demanding vaccine," says Geoffrey Weinberg, professor of pediatrics. "It's a burden on the offices because they're fielding so many phone calls." Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Sept. 22)
'Obama Lashes Out at Banks Over Student Loans'
President Obama criticized the largest U.S. banks Monday for trying to thwart legislation that would overhaul federal student loan programs. Read more...

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