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In Today's Issue

  • Honors for Basketball Coach, Player
  • University Mourns Death of Miriam Bittker Clark
  • Humanities Project Presents 'Film Lost and Found'
  • Special Olympics Chair Will Give Keynote Address
  • Go Green: RecycleMania Update
  • T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'

News and Announcements

Honors for Basketball Coach, Player
Rochester women’s basketball coach Jim Scheible has been selected by the Rochester Press-Radio Club to receive the Elliot Cushing Award, given to a local person who has excelled on the national level. In addition, junior Melissa Alwardt has earned First Team All-District II honors from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Rochester will play in the Sweet 16 this Friday against Christopher Newport University which is 30-0 and ranked number 10 nationally.

University Mourns Death of Miriam Bittker Clark
Miriam Bittker Clark, 89, former associate dean of academic advising, died March 2. She retired from the University in 1981. “Mim was a tireless advocate for students and strengthened academic advising and other support programs for undergraduates. She was a counselor and mentor to students, faculty, and staff members,” says Ronald Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance. The University flag will be lowered to half staff today in her memory. Read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Humanities Project Presents 'Film Lost and Found'
The Humanities Project will present "Film Lost and Found: The Experience of Pre-and Silent Cinema," on March 18 to 21. Events will take place on the River Campus, at the Eastman School, and at the George Eastman House.

Special Olympics Chair Will Give Keynote Address
The fifth annual Kirch Conference on March 24 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester will focus on health and wellness issues in the transition to adulthood for young people with developmental disabilities. Timothy Shriver, chairman and chief executive officer of Special Olympics International, will be the keynote speaker at the conference luncheon.

Go Green: RecycleMania Update

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RecycleMania is nearing a close, and staff and students are gearing up for the final few weeks. Recycling coordinator Amy Kadrie worked with students to organize two recent events to raise awareness about the importance of recycling: Mt. Trashmore and Feelin’ Trashy.

T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'
T. Rowe Price, one of the investment providers under the University’s retirement program, will be setting up a "Hot Spot" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding T. Rowe Price accounts under the program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.
March 10, 2010
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 50°
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Today's Event Highlight
Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Conference
Medical Center K-207 (2-6408), Noon. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Wired Science (March 8)
'Earth’s Magnetic Field is 3.5 Billion Years Old'
"It's a Goldilocks theory of finding rocks," says John Tarduno, professor of geophysics.  “We had to find a rock that had just enough iron to record a magnetic signature, but not so much that it would be affected by later chemical change.” Also reported in Discovery NewsRead more…

In Higher Education
The New York Times (March 7)
'Job Market Stabilizes for Business Students'
With banks climbing out of the recession, more business students across the country are finding banking jobs and internships and enrolling in finance clubs, universities say. Read more...

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