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In Today's Issue

  • First Presidential Diversity Awards to be Bestowed
  • Moving Technology From Lab to Market More Efficiently
  • World Music Series Presents Wu Man and Friends
  • Well-U Will Hold Biometric Screening Clinics
  • Volunteers Needed to Help Refugee Families
  • Benefit Will Support Wilmot Cancer Center

News and Announcements

First Presidential Diversity Awards to be Bestowed
The University's Presidential Diversity Awards were created in 2009 by President Joel Seligman to recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments or teams that "demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives." The first recipients will be honored at 6 p.m. tonight as part of the University's Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address in Strong Auditorium.
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Moving Technology From Lab to Market More Efficiently
Rochester has created a new position—vice-provost for Technology Transfer Policy—as part of a multi-year effort to increase the number of science and engineering discoveries that can be developed by entrepreneurs and turned into technologies for the benefit of society. The Office of Technology Transfer helps translate scientific progress into tangible products, while returning income both to the inventor and to the University to support further research and education.
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World Music Series Presents Wu Man and Friends
Wu Man, a core member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and an international virtuoso on the Chinese pipa, will headline a concert at at 8 p.m. tonight in Kilbourn Hall.
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Well-U Will Hold Biometric Screening Clinics
There will be free clinics for all benefits-eligible and SEIU Rochester employees interested in receiving a biometric screening next week. Individuals can receive one free biometric screening per calendar year and will be required to show their employee ID in order to receive services. For a listing of screenings offered and locations, visit Well-U’s Biometric screening page. Call 276-5050 for more information.

Volunteers Needed to Help Refugee Families
Interested in helping newly arrived refugee families successfully adjust to life in Rochester? There will be an information/training session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 25, at the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. For more information, e-mail Natalia Golub.

Benefit Will Support Wilmot Cancer Center
Friends and family of Nancy Roberts will remember her and support the Wilmot Cancer Center from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, during “Nancy Lives, Wilmot Gives Big at the Pig.” The event will include music, food, drink specials, and prizes. The Pig is at 7 Lawrence Street in Rochester's East End.
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January 22, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address
Strong Auditorium, 6 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 20)
'UR Grows Jobs Despite Economy, Seligman Says'
As economic conditions have eased constraints at Rochester, it has been able to grow jobs and has plans to end a wage freeze, President Joel Seligman told the Faculty Senate in an address this week. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 17)
'Translators Struggle to Prove Their Academic Bona Fides'
Translation is gaining visibility inside academe, as more and more universities offer certificates or degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels with an emphasis on translation. Read more…

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