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In Today's Issue

  • Yellowjackets Finish Fourth Nationally
  • Board of Trustees Sets Tuition Rates for 2010-11
  • Medical Center Gets $8 Million for Environmental Study
  • President Seligman Supports Campaign for High-Speed Network
  • Women in Music Festival Starts Today
  • Don't Forget to Back Up Data
  • ‘Reading the World’ Conversations Continue

News and Announcements

Yellowjackets Finish Fourth Nationally
In the team's best finish since 2003-04, Rochester ended its season fourth in the nation after losing to top-ranked Amherst College 56-44 in the third place game at the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Final Four. It was the team's third trip to the Final Four in seven years. See more photos from the weekend's games.

Board of Trustees Sets Tuition Rates for 2010-11
The Board of Trustees approved rates for tuition and for room and board during its March meeting.

Medical Center Gets $8 Million for Environmental Study
Scientists at the Medical Center who are exploring the health effects of environmental agents have received $8 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work for five more years.

President Seligman Supports Campaign for High-Speed Network
President Joel Seligman recently sent a letter to County Executive Maggie Brooks in support of a potential partnership between Monroe County and Google that would bring a high-speed fiber network to Rochester. Read more about the local effort to make the Rochester area a test market for the network in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Women in Music Festival Starts Today
The Women in Music Festival kicks off at noon today in the Main Hall at the Eastman School with a free concert with poet Lori Nolasco and music ranging from Baroque to jazz. An organ master class with composer-in-residence Emma Lou Diemer will be presented tonight from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal. A schedule of the week’s events is available online.

Don't Forget to Back Up Data
Many people rely on computers to store important information. If this sounds like you, then be sure to back up your data in case of computer theft or malfunction. Here are some tips on what should be backed up and how to do it. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

‘Reading the World’ Conversations Continue
Open Letter editor E.J. Van Lanen will discuss re-translating The Golden Calf, a Russian comedic novel, with the translators and Rush Rhees librarians Helen Anderson and Konstantin Gurevich at the next talk in the Reading the World Conversation Series. The event starts at 6 p.m. tonight in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

March 22, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 46°
Partly Cloudy, High 42°
Today's Event Highlight
Islam Awareness Week Expo
Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. 11 a.m.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (March 19)
'Jobs Law Aimed to Spark Private Sector'
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon Graduate School of Business, says the new jobs bill is "incredibly well-intentioned" but is unlikely to generate the new employment and business confidence that a temporary tax cut would.. Read more…

In Higher Education
The New York Times (March 17)
'Barriers Found to College Degrees for Hispanics'
The percentage of Hispanic students who graduate from college in six years or less continues to lag behind that of white students, according to a new study of graduation figures at more than 600 colleges. Read more…

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