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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Has Role in Large Hadron Collider Design
  • Mock Trial Team Earns Bid to National Championship
  • Event Supports United Way Campaign
  • Staff Saluted for Outstanding Service
  • Symposium Eyes Role of Rhetoric, Media in Politics
  • Venture Capitalist-in-Residence Office Hours
  • Final Business Workshop is April 1
  • Summer Youth Programs Open House

News and Announcements

Rochester Has Role in Large Hadron Collider Design
A group of Rochester researchers played an integral role in designing and constructing one of the two primary detectors for the Large Hadron Collider that accelerated protons to the highest energies ever created in a laboratory setting Tuesday.

Mock Trial Team Earns Bid to National Championship
Rochester's Mock Trial Team placed among the top six teams in the American Mock Trial Association's Opening Round Championship, earning a bid to the National Championship Tournament in April.

Event Supports United Way Campaign

The United Way Young Leaders Initiative will host a call to action event April 7. Look for United Way informational tables set up at lunchtime in several locations around the University. Young Leaders will be celebrating United Way's contribution to the Rochester community and answering questions about the Blueprints for Change. There will also be an opportunity to ePledge at the event.

Staff Saluted for Outstanding Service
The recipients of this year's University staff awards are being recognized for their dedication, talent, and enthusiasm. The Meliora Award will be presented to Melissa Mead and the team. The Witmer Award for Distinguished Service will be awarded to Rose Marie Fererri, Debra Haring, and Ann McMican. The Staff Community Service Award will be presented to Melissa Sydor-Kauffman and Joanne Wales-Smith. The winners will be honored at a reception on April 15.

Symposium Eyes Role of Rhetoric, Media in Politics
Experts in political science, history, linguistics, and other disciplines will participate in an inaugural symposium by the Group for the Interdisciplinary Study of Political Rhetoric, Media, and Public Opinion, April 1-2.

Venture Capitalist-in-Residence Office Hours
Bela Musits, founding managing director of High Peaks Venture Partners, will hold monthly office hours on Wednesday, April 7, and Wednesday, May 12, as Rochester’s venture capitalist-in-residence. Appointments are open to researchers, faculty, staff, students, or community members—regardless of interest, technology, or area of research. More information is available online.

Final Business Workshop is April 1
The fourth annual Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series and Competition continues with Workshop 3: Panelist Session: Open Q&A, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in Gleason 318/418. The panelists are David Hessler, lecturer in entrepreneurship, Simon School; Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship; and Bob Tobin, lecturer in entrepreneurship, Simon School. Pizza is provided. RSVP to 276-3500 or register online.

Summer Youth Programs Open House
Learn more about summer program offerings for middle and high school students through Pre-College Programs, Memorial Art Gallery, Eastman School of Music, and Athletics at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, in the Goergen hall. The event will feature workshops, entertainment, campus tours, and information for educators and students. Register online or call 275-3221 by Wednesday, April 7.

March 31, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Wake Up in Wilson
Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge, 8:30 a.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
The Daily Record (March 26)
“U of R: Small Strides For Women in Local Government”
Although national figures like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are making history for women in politics, a Rochester study released last week shows little has changed in the past two years when it comes to the number of women serving in elected local offices in New York. Also reported by YNN and LexisNexis News. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (March 30)
“First-Generation College Students Stay the Course”
More than a quarter of first-generation college students leave after their first year — four times the dropout rate of higher-income second-generation students, but colleges are trying a variety of programs to hold onto them. Read more…

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