News and Announcements
NCAA Honors Rochester for Diversity
The University's Department of Athletics and Recreation has been honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association with the 2008-09 Diversity in Athletics Award.
Get a Jump Start on Giving and Enjoy Some Sweets
Only 7 days to go: Visit the United Way Web site
to make your Early Bird ePledge before the campaign officially begins
next week. Your contribution will help support people and programs in
Rochester that need it most, helping meet basic needs of clothing,
shelter, and food. To thank you for your early donation, the University
will be hosting a dessert reception on Feb. 25. Check the United Way Web site for details.
United Way Campaign Off to a Strong Start
With more than 500,000 from continuous pledge donors and early pledges, the University has reached about 40 percent of its $1.3 million goal in this year's United Way campaign. Help the University help the community and make your donation today. Want to learn more about how the United Way is making a difference for Rochester individuals and families? Visit the University's United Way site for details.
Congresswoman to Discuss Stimulus Bill
Rep. Louise Slaughter will be joined at 2 p.m. today in Goergen Hall by
President Joel Seligman, Provost Ralph Kuncl, and Medical Center CEO
Brad Berk to mark the one-year anniversary of the signing of the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The stimulus bill has brought
$41.8 million in funding to the University.
2010 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Named
Three Percent announced the finalists for its 2010 Best Translated Book Award for fiction and poetry on Tuesday. Winners will be announced March 10. See the list of finalists.
Eastman Series Explores Diversity in Music Schools
Rochester Vice President Paul Burgett will launch a series of three
presentations this spring as part of the Eastman School’s "Expanding
Our Horizons" guest speaker series, which will address the issues and
challenges of diversity in music schools.
Ash Wednesday Services Scheduled
Neilly Lecture Features The Nation Editor
Ash Wednesday services will be held at the Interfaith Chapel today at
12:30 p.m., followed by a soup luncheon. Ashes will also be given from 4 to 7 p.m. in the chapel. In addition, services
will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Eastman Commons meeting room at
the Eastman School and in the Interfaith Chapel Room at the
Medical Center at 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 and 7:30
John Palattella, literary editor of The Nation, will be the guest speaker at the next Neilly Series lecture
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Palattella will discuss magazines and
literary culture in the present economic and publishing climate. The
lecture will be held in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library.