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In Today's Issue

  • Get Into the Final Four Action
  • Extra Issue of @Rochester
  • Search for Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
  • United Way: Halfway to Goal
  • Commencement Volunteers Sought
  • Diversity Book Reading Group Selection Available
  • David Lindahl Among Library 'Movers and Shakers'
  • Dance Program Features Faculty Performances
  • Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  • MATLAB Seminar Today

News and Announcements

Get Into the Final Four Action

Alumni, parents, students, and friends are invited to a special reception to cheer on the Yellowjackets as they head to the Final Four in the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament this weekend. Details coming soon. The Yellowjackets play Hope College of Michigan in a semifinal game at 8 p.m. EDT Friday, March 19, at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, Illinois. The winner plays the Amherst/Washington University winner in the championship game at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, March 20. Can't be at the game? Listen live on WYSL. Subscribers can watch the championship game live on CBS College Sports.

Extra Issue of @Rochester
Technical issues caused a second issue of @Rochester to be mistakenly sent yesterday afternoon. Our apologies for the duplication.

Search for Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
The search for a permanent Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity has begun, according to Paul Burgett, chair of the search committee. Nominations and applications are now being solicited.

United Way: Halfway to Goal
Thanks to the generosity of faculty and staff, this year's University United Way campaign is halfway to its $1.3 million goal. Help the University meet its goal and make an ePledge today. Learn more about how your donation helps those in need in the Rochester community, visit the University's United Way Web site and check out this year's campaign video.

Commencement Volunteers Sought
The Commencement Committee is searching for staff and students interested in volunteering for Commencement 2010 on Sunday, May 16. Responsibilities include assisting guests during the bachelor/master’s ceremony on the Eastman Quadrangle and directing them to diploma ceremonies and receptions. Volunteers are needed throughout the day and shifts are flexible. All volunteers are invited to attend a complimentary brunch. Contact Kaitlin Gray in the Conference and Events Office to sign up.

Diversity Book Reading Group Selection Available
The Bookstore now has the April/May Diversity Book Reading Group selection, Lies My Teacher Told Me, in stock, at a 20 percent discount. Did you know that the Bookstore can special order almost any book that's in print? Contact Stephen Lawrence at the River Campus store, Scott Russell at the Medical Center store, or Tammy Spence at the Eastman School store to place an order.

David Lindahl Among Library 'Movers and Shakers'
David Lindahl, co-executive director of the eXtensible Catalog Organization,
has been named one of Library Journal's 2010 Movers and Shakers.

Dance Program Features Faculty Performances
The Program of Movement and Dance presents a Faculty Dance Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 19, at the Spurrier Dance Studio. Tickets, on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons, are $5 for Rochester students and $7 for the general public.

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and Students for Interfaith Action present Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a film about the Christian and Muslim women who demanded peace in Liberia. The film, which is free and open to the public, will be shown at 7 p.m. today in Hoyt Auditorium. Contact Trish at 276-3787 for more information.

MATLAB Seminar Today
A free MATLAB seminar will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Hubbell Auditorium. A Mathworks applications engineer will demonstrate simple ways to optimize your code and address common pitfalls in writing MATLAB code. He will also introduce Parallel Computing and the MATLAB Distributed Computing Server.

March 16, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 48°
Sunny, High 51°

Today's Event Highlight
International Lecture Series and Film Discussion: Lezioni di Cioccolato
Gleason Theatre, Rush Rhees Library. 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 15)
'Scholars Offer Silent Film Experience'
"Film Lost and Found: The Experience of Pre- and Silent Cinema" runs from Thursday to Sunday at different venues, with public events each day. The project is a collaboration between the University, the Eastman School, and the George Eastman House. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (March 15)
'New Paradigm for Economic Development'
The United States and its higher education systems are on the verge of a "new paradigm" in defining the roles of colleges and universities in promoting state and regional economic development, says a report issued yesterday. Read more...

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