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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Will Host Peace Exhibit
  • Medical Center Names International Programs Director
  • Reminder: AMA President Talks Health Reform April 1
  • Web Site for Government and Community Relations
  • Rochester Scholars Applications Due April 1
  • Receive Investment Advice at 'Cafeteria Days'
  • Don't Miss Last Wake Up in Wilson

News and Announcements

Rochester Will Host Peace Exhibit
An opening ceremony for "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit," will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Gowen Room at Wilson Commons. The exhibit, which addresses the disarmament of nuclear weapons, human security, and the role that ordinary citizens can play in creating a culture of peace, runs Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11, in Hirst Lounge.

Medical Center Names International Programs Director
The Medical Center has named Barbara Iglewski, professor of microbiology and immunology, director of International Programs. The appointment is designed to strengthen current efforts with students and institutions abroad, including developing research partnerships and educational opportunities.

Reminder: AMA President Talks Health Reform April 1
American Medical Association President James Rohack will discuss health care reform at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 1, in Whipple Auditorium at the Medical Center as the speaker for the Department of Emergency Medicine’s annual Shapiro Lecture.

Web Site for Government and Community Relations 
The University's Office of Government and Community Relations has launched a new Web site to provide information on the University’s interactions with government on the federal, state, and local level, and its involvement in community relations and economic development activities.

Rochester Scholars Applications Due April 1
The deadline to register for the spring session of Rochester Scholars, is Thursday, April 1. Rochester’s academic pre-college courses are available to students in grades 9-12, during April break. Discounts are available for children and grandchildren of Rochester alumni, staff, and faculty. For more information or to apply, call 275-3221 or download a 2010 Pre-College Course Catalog.

Receive Investment Advice at 'Cafeteria Days'
TIAA-CREF, one of the investment providers under the University’s retirement program, will have a "Cafeteria Days" table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday, April 1, in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding TIAA-CREF accounts under the program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. Private individual counseling sessions will also be offered.

Don't Miss Last Wake Up in Wilson
The last Wake Up in Wilson of the year will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. Menu will include cereal bar with fruit, orange juice, coffee, and tea.

March 30, 2010
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Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income at Retirement
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Rochester in the News
PBS Newshour (March 26)
'The Next Chapter of Reading'
Open Letter Books, a small press operating out of the University of Rochester, is trying to offer readers a head start. Unlike some large publishing houses that occasionally release translated works, Open Letter only publishes works in translation. Read more...

In Higher Education
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (March 29)
'Transfers a Hot Commodity for Colleges'
In the hyper-competitive world of college admissions, transfer students have become the latest sought-after commodity, viewed as increasingly important to keeping seats filled and diversifying the student body through their varied backgrounds. Read more…

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