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In Today's Issue

  • United Way Campaign Starts Today
  • Fraternity Raises Funds for Hillside
  • Heavy Snowfall Expected
  • Interested in a South Asian Affinity Group?
  • Black History Month Family Day
  • Belly Dance Workshop at Spurrier Dance Studio

News and Announcements

United Way Campaign Starts Today
united way
Faculty and staff are encouraged to "Live United" by supporting the University's United Way campaign, which kicks off today. Serving the area for decades, the United Way of Greater Rochester is taking a novel approach this year: The organization is funding evidence-based practices proven to help tackle the five priorities identified by the community. Learn more about how your support helps those who need it most and donate now. And keep checking @Rochester in the coming weeks for updates.

Fraternity Raises Funds for Hillside
Rochester’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity raised more than $1,300 for the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program at the Hillside Family of Agencies.
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Heavy Snowfall Expected
Significant snowfall is possible in the Rochester area through Friday afternoon. The Facilities snow removal staff will work to keep University roadways, parking lots, and walkways as clear as possible. The wind and potentially drifting snow will likely be the biggest challenge. Report any hazardous weather-related conditions to the Snow Removal Hotline at 275-0000.

Interested in a South Asian Affinity Group?
A reception of Indian refreshments will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the Welles-Brown Room of the Rush Rhees Library before the Neilly Series Lecture with Indian author Abraham Verghese. The intent of the reception is to gauge the level of interest in creating a new affinity group for the South Asian community at Rochester. For more information, visit the South Asian Professional Networking Association Web site.

Black History Month Family Day
The Memorial Art Gallery will host Black History Month Family Day from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The free event will include storytelling, performances, cultural displays, and family tours.

Belly Dance Workshop at Spurrier Dance Studio
The Program of Movement and Dance will offer a free Middle Eastern/Belly Dance Workshop at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at the Spurrier Dance Studio. For more information, call 273-5150.

Feb. 25, 2010
Snowy/Windy
Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High 33°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 34°
Today's Event Highlight
Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 12:30 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Men’s Basketball
Feb. 27, Noon, Emory University

Women’s Basketball

Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Emory University

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

Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 24)
'Area College Presidents Back Robert Duffy's Mayoral Control Plan'
Calling the old paths "clearly dead ends," Rochester President Joel Seligman and the presidents of 18 other area colleges and universities urged the state to give control of the Rochester School District to Mayor Robert Duffy. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 24)
'Drop-Out Insurance'
There hasn't been much talk about tuition insurance. The idea of paying a bit extra to ensure that a student and his family get the bulk of what they have paid for a semester has never quite caught on. Read more…

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