News and Announcements
Carillon Chimes to Remember Earthquake Victims
On Tuesday, Jan. 19, in remembrance of the victims of the Haiti earthquake, the Interfaith Chapel and the Department of Music will toll the bells of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon at 4:53 p.m., to mark the moment the earthquake struck. The University flag also will be flown at half-staff tomorrow.
Alan Stockman, Professor of Economics, Dies
Alan Stockman, the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Economics
at Rochester, died Jan. 14 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in his memory.
Simon Ranked in Top 10 for Most Satisfied MBAs
The Simon School is tied for 8th with the University of California, Los Angeles, on Forbes magazine’s list of U.S. business schools with the most satisfied MBA students.
Annual Martin Luther King Address is Friday
Prominent civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery will deliver the
University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6
p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.
Grant to Help Parents of Children with Autism
A $5-million multi-center grant from the National Institute of Mental Health aims to end feelings of isolation and bewilderment often felt
by parents of children with autism.
New E-mail Scam
A recent e-mail scam was sent to University faculty and staff claiming
the sender was stranded in another country and in order to return home
asked the recipients to send money. The earthquake
in Haiti will likely increase e-mail phishing schemes. Before donating
money to aid in any kind of recovery effort, make sure the organization
is legitimate. Here are some tips on how to stay safe from e-mail scammers.
Recognition Awards Nomination Deadline Nears
Discount Tickets Available for Shen Yun Show
The nomination deadline for the Witmer Awards and Meliora Awards
is Jan. 28. Both awards were established in 2008 to recognize
exceptional service by University staff. Intended as a "lifetime
achievement" award, the Witmer Award honors full- and part-time staff
with 5 years' experience or more. The Meliora Award recognizes staff
members whose work performance over the past year exemplifies the
University's motto, Meliora, or "ever better." In addition, the
Staff Community Service Award will be awarded to a
nonmanagement staff person in recognition of outstanding contributions
to the greater Rochester community. Details and nomination
materials are available online.
Faculty, staff, and students can receive a 10 percent discount on tickets for the Shen Yun Performing Arts Show on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the Auditorium Theater. Coupon code is UOFR for online ticket purchases.To receive discounts on tickets purchased at the box office, show your University ID.
University IT Computer Sales Has HDTV Deals
University IT Computer Sales is offering special prices on high-definition televisions. Financing is available at rates as low as 3.99 APR. Visit the University IT Computer Sales Web site or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or Rush Rhees Library for details.