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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Wegmans CEO to Give Commencement Address
  • Julie Buehler Named American Council on Education Fellow
  • Keeping Skeletal Stem Cells 'Young' to Promote Healing
  • Miss Your Census Form? Get One in Strong's Lobby
  • Optics Performing Arts Series Double Feature
  • Swing Under the Stars
  • Computer Sales Special Saturday Hours
  • Catholic Newman Community Holds Easter Services

News and Announcements

Wegmans CEO to Give Commencement Address
Danny Wegman, leader of the Rochester business that has become a national grocery industry icon for innovation and service, will deliver the commencement address for the College on Sunday, May 16. He also will receive the George Eastman Medal, which recognizes outstanding achievement and dedicated service.

Julie Buehler Named American Council on Education Fellow
Julie Buehler, deputy chief information officer at the University of Rochester, has been selected by the American Council on Education as one of 46 fellows for its prestigious yearlong program.

Keeping Skeletal Stem Cells 'Young' to Promote Healing
In a study published online in the journal Development, a team of Medical Center scientists discusses how it was able to increase the number and delay the development of stem cells that create bones, cartilage, muscle, and fat.

Miss Your Census Form? Get One in Strong's Lobby
By answering the 10 questions on your 2010 Census form, you're making sure that Rochester’s needs are accurately represented, and that our area will receive the funding we need to build a better community. Still need a form? Stop by Strong Memorial Hospital's main lobby to pick one up from the "Be Counted" box (a lobby ambassador can point you to it). To learn more about how the Census helps local hospitals, click here.

Optics Performing Arts Series Double Feature
The Optics Performing Arts Series presents two performances today: Joe Dady of the Dady Brothers will perform country, bluegrass, folk, and Irish music from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall; and the Ryan McMichael Trio, a piano rock group featuring three Optics students, will give a concert from 3 to 4 p.m. in Goergen 101.

Swing Under the Stars
The annual Big Band Swing Dance starts at 9 p.m. tonight in the May Room, Wilson Commons. Dance to the tunes of the University Jazz Band until  midnight. A beginner lesson start at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Common Market: $6 for Rochester undergraduates, $7 for general admission, or $8 at the door.

Computer Sales Holds Special Saturday Hours
University IT Computer Sales’ Rush Rhees store location will be open this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to see in what's new in the world of technology. 

Catholic Newman Community Holds Easter Services
Catholic Newman Community will hold the following Easter Week Services in the Interfaith Chapel: Good Friday, April 2, Mass, 12:30 p.m., Confessions, 2-5 p.m., Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m.; Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 3, 8:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday Mass, April 4, 12:30 and 7 p.m.

April 2, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 84°
Partly Cloudy, High 82°
Weekend Event Highlight
Mela 2010
Saturday, April 3. 2 to 4:30 p.m., Strong Upper Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (March 31)
'UR Plans All-Campus Diversity Conference'
The University will bring together representatives from all the institution’s constituencies next week for a university-wide conference to discuss programs and policies related to on-campus issues of diversity and inclusion. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 31)
'Google Starts Grant Program for Studies of Its Digitized Books'
The company is creating a "collaborative research program to explore the digital humanities using the Google Books corpus," according to a call for proposals obtained by The Chronicle. Read more...

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