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In Today's Issue

  • Focus Groups: The Mission of the University
  • Young Leaders Initiative Raises $8,800 for United Way
  • Simon Ranked as a Top Business School
  • Open House for Master’s for Health Care Leaders
  • Creative Excellence Award Deadline Nears
  • What to Do if Your Identity is Stolen
  • Eat Well, Live Well Challenge
  • Nursing Council Seeks Art Exhibit Submissions

News and Announcements

Focus Groups: The Mission of the University
The Office of the Provost is seeking focus group participants to provide input for the creation of a mission statement for the University. Anyone is eligible to participate—faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, and administrators from anywhere in the University—as the office wants to hear a variety of perspectives. If you are willing to share your thoughts and impressions about our University, click here to complete a short form requesting some basic information about you and your role at the University. The focus groups will take place during the last week of April, and refreshments will be served. Specific times and locations will be e-mailed to you once they have been confirmed.

Young Leaders Initiative Raises $8,800 for United Way
The United Way Young Leaders Initiative, a collaboration involving Rochester, the United Way, and Wegmans, raised $8,800 toward the campaign during a pledge drive event on April 7. In addition, Tiara Bruce-Glover, Janet Anderson, and Severin Price won passes to the Memorial Art Gallery, and Alexei Alexandrov, Amitabh Chhibber, and Cathy Thomas won Wegmans gift cards. View photos from the pledge drive. More information about the United Way campaign and how to make a pledge is available online.

Simon Ranked as a Top Business School
The Simon School is ranked 27th among the top business schools in the nation in the annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. The survey also ranked Simon 13th in finance, 31st in accounting, and 24th in part-time MBA education.

Open House for Master’s for Health Care Leaders
The School of Nursing will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 26, for those interested in pursuing a master’s degree that focuses on managing and leading change in health care.

Creative Excellence Award Deadline Nears
The submission deadline to enter the 2010 Creative Excellence Award Contest is Monday, April 26. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enter work in any medium. Entries should deal with issues of human values in health care.

Talk Will Explore Mechanics of Book Publishing
Suzanne Guiod, editorial director at the University of Rochester Press, will give a talk to faculty and advanced graduate students about the mechanisms for getting a book published, from initial correspondence with editors, to manuscript preparation and revision. She will also discuss time lines and how best to work with prospective editors. The talk will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Gamble Room. No RSVP is necessary. Call Melissa Napolitano at 275-6049 for more information.

What to Do if Your Identity is Stolen
If you are a victim of identity theft, take these four steps as soon as possible, and keep a record with the details of your conversations and copies of all correspondence. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, please send them to

Eat Well, Live Well Challenge
Registration is open for Well-U’s 2010 Eat Well, Live Well Challenge for University employees. The eight-week program begins May 2 and runs to June 26. Free pedometers will be provided, and more prizes will be awarded to teams with the greatest number of steps and cups. Information sessions will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. and from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Northeastern Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. For more information, or to register for an information session, e-mail Well-U or call 276-5050.

Nursing Council Seeks Art Exhibit Submissions
The Professional Nursing Council will host an art exhibit May 6 and 7 in the Wilmot Cancer Center Atrium. Nurses can send in submissions in any medium. Deadline for submission is Wednesday April 28. For more information and submission forms, e-mail Cathy Snider.
April 19, 2010
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The Week Ahead
Today, April 19
Landscape on Film Series: Tropical Malady

Tuesday, April 20

Poetry reading by Polish poet Piotr Sommer

Wednesday, April 21
Opening art reception featuring works by undergraduate students
Thursday, April 22

Frederick Douglass Institute Speaker: Ambroise Kom

Friday, April 23
Workshop: Redefining Disability, Rethinking Diversity
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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 16)
‘Forum Tries to Stem 'Bright Flight' From Rochester’
"Bright flight," the departure of young professionals from a region, has long been a concern in upstate New York. But a group of students and recent graduates from Rochester , Cornell, and Syracuse hopes to reverse the trend. Read more…

In Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 16)
‘Frustrated Colleges Develop Their Own Green Rankings’
Colleges have been subjected to all sorts of ratings, rankings, and grades on their green sensibilities in recent years—and not all of them have been welcome. Read more…

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