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In Today's Issue

  • NCAA Honors Rochester for Diversity
  • Get a Jump Start on Giving and Enjoy Some Sweets
  • Congresswoman to Discuss Stimulus Bill
  • 2010 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Named
  • Eastman Series Explores Diversity in Music Schools
  • Ash Wednesday Services Scheduled
  • Neilly Lecture Features The Nation Editor

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.
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Get a Jump Start on Giving and Enjoy Some Sweets

united way
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
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 p.m.

Neilly Lecture Features The Nation Editor
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.
Feb. 17, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Shower, High 31°
Snow Showers, High 31°
Today's Event Highlight
African Video Series: War Child
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 5 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 15)
'Area Dentist to Give Free Care in Guatemala'
Joshua Souweine, a clinical instructor of dentistry at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, is slated to make his second trip to a remote area of Guatemala to offer free dental care to residents. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 16)
'Allergic Nation'
As allergies seem to have become more common—and as allergy sufferers and advocates have become more aggressive in lobbying for accommodations—college dining services officials are beginning to act. Read more…

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