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In Today's Issue

  • Congresswoman Highlights Stimulus-Funded Work
  • Study: Stiff Party Competition Good for State Government
  • Medical Center Expands Use of Robotic Surgeries
  • Diversity Spotlight: Presidential Diversity Awards
  • Simon School Launches Scholarship Competition
  • 'America Saves Week' Starts Sunday
  • Registration is Open for Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally
  • Professor Will Discuss Muslim-Christian Relations

News and Announcements

Congresswoman Highlights Stimulus-Funded Work

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Rep. Louise Slaughter, joined by President Joel Seligman, Provost Ralph Kuncl, and Medical Center CEO Brad Berk (not pictured), celebrated the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Slaughter discussed the important role research and innovation play in the region's economic growth and highlighted work being done in Rochester. Seligman thanked Slaughter for her commitment to the University, which has been awarded $41.8 million in federal stimulus funds for research projects, and said the funds are "pivotal to our future." See details on stimulus-funded research projects at the University on the ARRA Web site and view related news coverage from WXXI, the Rochester Business Journal,  and the Democrat and Chronicle.

Study: Party Competition Good for State Government
Vigorous two-party competition provides the best guarantee for meaningful, broad-based governance, according to a national study spanning 120 years of state lawmaking. "For healthy policy, an ounce of competition is worth a pound of cure," says coauthor Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history.

Medical Center Expands Use of Robotic Surgeries
Doctors at the Medical Center are the first in Upstate New York to incorporate the precision and dexterity of a surgical robot to remove cancerous tumors in the mouth and throat.

Diversity Spotlight: Presidential Diversity Awards
The Presidential Diversity Awards recognize the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students that contribute to diversity and inclusion through exemplary leadership. A set of three fliers, which can be printed and posted in offices and on bulletin boards, highlights this year's winners: the Latino Professional Alliance, the David T. Kearns Center, and John Hansen, associate dean for admissions at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Diversity Spotlight in @Rochester.

Simon School Launches Scholarship Competition
The Simon School will award one full-tuition scholarship valued at more than $83,500, and three partial-tuition scholarships for its Executive MBA program to the winners of an online business simulation competition beginning March 5.

'America Saves Week' Starts Sunday
"America Saves Week" (Feb. 21-28) is a national promotional effort to help people decrease debt, save money, and build wealth. You can use this opportunity to either start or increase your savings to the University's Retirement Program. To enroll, go to Retirement Program Self-Service online through HRMS or call (800) 410-6497.

Registration is Open for Soy Unica Soy Latina Rally
Registration is open for the 2010 ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally slated for March 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's theme, "Healthy Living, Healthy Choices," aims to boost self-esteem, encourage education and career exploration, and promote healthy life choices among young Latinas.

Professor Will Discuss Muslim-Christian Relations
Emil Homerin, professor of religion, will discuss "Close Encounters of a Peculiar Kind: Muslim-Christian Relations Over the Ages," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 24, in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. The lecture is sponsored by the Protestant Chapel Community, the Muslim Students Association, and the Community Learning Center.
Feb. 18, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Harold Ford Jr. Address
Interfaith Chapel, 7 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Squash Seeded Third for CSA
Rochester's squash team, ranked third by the College Squash Association, will play sixth-seeded Cornell University in the CSA playoffs Friday in Connecticut. Read more...

Men’s Basketball
Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Brandeis University
Feb. 21, Noon, New York University

Women’s Basketball
Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Brandeis University
Feb. 21, 2 p.m., New York University

Men’s Tennis
Feb. 20, 11 a.m. Ithaca College
Feb. 21, 11 a.m., LeMoyne College

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 16)
'UR Grad Becomes CFO at HUD'
Douglas Criscitello, '84, '86 (MS), was sworn in Tuesday as chief financial officer at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read more…

In Higher Education
New York Times (Feb. 17)
'Study Finds Public Discontent With Colleges'
Most Americans believe that colleges today operate like businesses, concerned more with their bottom line than with the educational experience of students.  Read more…

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