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In Today's Issue

  • Historian Will Receive Frederick Douglass Medal
  • United Way: Where We Stand
  • Diversity Spotlight: Office of Minority Student Affairs
  • International Theatre Program Opens Dark Comedies
  • Rochester Students Named Fulbright Scholars
  • Earth Week 2010
  • Eastman Student Featured in The Links Concert
  • Latino Professional Alliance Holds Networking Event
  • Free Salsa Dance Lessons

News and Announcements

Historian Will Receive Frederick Douglass Medal
Rochester and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will present the Frederick Douglass Medal on April 16 to Deborah Gray White, the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and a pioneering scholar in the field of African-American women's history.

United Way: Where We Stand
The University's United Way campaign is only at about 85 percent of this year’s $1.3 million goal. You may be surprised to learn where the University stands among Rochester’s other large employers and other area colleges and universities in United Way fundraising. EPledge today and help boost the University’s standings among peer institutions. Forgot your NetID? Click here for assistance. Paper pledging is also available by printing a form here.

Diversity Spotlight: Office of Minority Student Affairs
For more than 40 years, the Office of Minority Student Affairs has been supporting students by creating an environment that ensures the achievement of their academic, personal, and career goals. Read more about the office's role on this flier, which can be posted in offices and on bulletin boards. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Diversity Spotlight in @Rochester.

International Theatre Program Opens Dark Comedies
The International Theatre Program presents the comedies Criminal Genius and Featuring Loretta, beginning tonight and running through May 1 in Todd Theatre. The plays are from Suburban Motel, a collection of six plays by George F. Walker. Admission is $10 for Rochester faculty, staff, and alumni. Purchase tickets online or at the door one hour before each performance.

Rochester Students Named Fulbright Scholars
The following Rochester students have been named 2010 Fulbright Scholars: Sara DuBois, Elizabeth Gabster, Anita Hargrave, and Judith Tulkoff. Rachel Odhner was named a Fulbright alternate. The program provides students the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad.

Earth Week 2010
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22  and there will be celebratory activities going on all week, beginning with a kick-off event Saturday, April 17. The complete schedule is available online.

Eastman Student Featured in The Links Concert
Nicholas Wiggins, this year’s recipient of an annual scholarship awarded by the Rochester Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, will present a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in the Eastman School’s Kilbourn Hall.

Latino Professional Alliance Holds Networking Event
The Latino Professional Alliance will hold a networking event at Salena’s Mexican Restaurant, 274 Goodman Street from 5 to 7 p.m. today. For more information, visit the LPA Facebook page.

Free Salsa Dance Lessons
Simon Dance Club will offer free salsa and salsa rueda lessons to the University community from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, in room G124 in the Gleason Building. Classes are offered every Friday. Beginners through advanced dancers welcome. E-mail Simon Dance Club for more information.

April 15, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 69°
Showers, High 61°
Today's Event Highlight
Speakers in the Humanities: Jane Weissman
Memorial Art Gallery, 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 14)
‘Programs Give High School Students Nudge Toward College’
The University of Rochester’s Upward Bound program is one of the most well-defined of a growing number of links between local colleges and high schools. Read more…

Sports Buzz

April 17, 1 p.m., Vassar
April 18, Noon, Vassar

April 16 and 17, 9 a.m., Fred B. Kravetz Invitational, Irondequoit CC and Oak Hill CC


April 20, 3 p.m., Ithaca

Women’s Lacrosse
April 16, 4 p.m. Union
April 17, 2 p.m., Skidmore

In Higher Education
The Press Republican (April 13)
‘SUNY Seeks 'Cradle to Career' Future’
The leader of the State University of New York released her long-awaited roadmap for the system's future that aims to encourage entrepreneurs, revamp teacher education and make it easier for community college students to transfer to SUNY schools. Read more…

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