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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman: 'Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize’ 
  • Additional Coverage from Yesterday's Medical Center Announcement
  • Interfaith Service Honors Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Gerald Gamm Reviews Obama’s First Year
  • Diversity Book Club Begins 2010 Program
  • Final Info Session for TEAM Master's Program
  • Refractive Surgery Center Holds Lasik Seminar

News and Announcements

President Seligman: 'Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize’
In a presentation to the Faculty Senate Tuesday afternoon, President Joel Seligman affirmed his commitment to the University’s strategic plans and the capital campaign, noting that “if we continue to proceed as one university, working together to implement our plans, failure is impossible.” Read the full speech and view a related slide show online.

Additional Coverage from Yesterday's Medical Center Announcement
Read more about yesterday's announcement that Medical Center CEO Brad Berk will return to work in March and that Mark Taubman is the new dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. See coverage from local news organizations, including the Democrat and Chronicle, WROCTV-8, 13WHAM-TV, and WHEC-TV.

Interfaith Service Honors Martin Luther King Jr.
An interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. The Rev. James Evans, a professor at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, will give the keynote address.
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Gerald Gamm Reviews Obama’s First Year
Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history, shares his insights into Barack Obama’s presidency on the first anniversary of his taking office. Listen live at noon today on 1370 Connection with Bob Smith.

Diversity Book Club Begins 2010 Program
The Diversity Book Reading Group, established in January 2008 to build community while increasing awareness, inclusivity, and competency in an open forum, has begun its 2010 program. A booklist for the year and other information is available online.

Final Info Session for TEAM Master's Program
Applications are now being accepted for the new Master of Science in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management degree program. Part-time study is offered and scholarship opportunities are available. Learn more about the program from Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. To RSVP, call 276-3500 or e-mail Andrea Galati.

Refractive Surgery Center Holds Lasik Seminar
Flaum Eye Institute Refractive Surgery Center will hold a free Lasik educational seminar at 5:30 p.m. today. Attendees will receive a free evaluation in the future. Reservations are required. To register, call 273-2020.

January 20, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 29°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 32°
Today's Event Highlight
Mark Ain Business Model Workshop: Idea Generation
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Rochester in the News
UPI (Jan. 18)
'Wasp Genome Could Aid Pest Control'
A consortium of 157 scientists led by John Werren, professor of biology, recently completed the sequencing of three parasitic wasp species in the genus Nasonia. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (Jan. 19)
'Pay Raises Slow For Public University Presidents'
The recession has reached the executive suites of the nation's public universities and colleges, putting a stop to a string of large annual pay increases for school presidents. Read more…

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