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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman To Deliver Hoffman Lecture
  • Memorial Art Gallery Celebrates Sculptor Albert Paley
  • University Mourns Death of Tara Lynn Powers
  • Creative Approach to Security Awareness
  • Intercessors Office Seeking Apprentices
  • JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge

News and Announcements

President Seligman To Deliver Hoffman Lecture
President Joel Seligman will deliver the annual Hoffman Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the Medical Center’s Class of ’62 Auditorium. Seligman’s talk is titled “Two Contrasting Stories: The Financial Meltdown of 2008 and the University of Rochester.” Seligman’s lecture marks the 38th anniversary of the Hoffman Scholarship. To attend, call Chris Del Regno, 273-2782, by Friday, April 23.

Memorial Art Gallery Celebrates Sculptor Albert Paley
The internationally known metal sculptor Albert Paley will be the focus of a new exhibit opening May 2 at the Memorial Art Gallery. Albert Paley in the 21st Century brings together 37 sculptures and models and 16 drawings produced between 2000 and 2010. The gallery is the only venue for the show, which will remain on view through June 27.

University Mourns Death of Tara Lynn Powers
The University flag will be lowered today in memory of Tara Lynn Powers, a clinical technologist in the Specimen Receiving-Clinical Labs department at the Medical Center. Powers, who lived in Hilton, was 30. She joined the University in September 2003. Read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Creative Approach to Security Awareness
Because of ongoing threats, including viruses, phishing, and spam, University IT continues to try to find different ways to increase awareness about the importance of information security. The latest effort is the creation of a painting depicting common online threats.

Intercessors Office Seeking Apprentices
The Intercessors Office has apprenticeships available. Candidates should possess strong listening and feedback skills, coaching abilities, and negotiation and mediation skills. To learn more, e-mail Kathy Sweetland or call 275-9125.

JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge
The 2010 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Rochester Institute of Technology. Walk or run the 3.5 mile course with the Rochester team and participants from other local companies. Registration cost is $30 and includes two T-shirts and a post race meal at the UR tent. Register online with the UR team. Call Heather Van Orden, 275-2706, for more information.

April 20, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 64°
Partly Cloudy, High 64°
Today's Event Highlight
An Evening of Poetry with Piotr Sommer
Goergen Hall 101, 7:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
NPR (April 19)
‘As Our Skin Sags With Age, So Do Our Bones’
Howard Langstein, professor of surgery, does facelifts for a living, and he's the first to say that there are some facial droops that even repeated nips and tucks won't fix. "If you simply pull the skin tight, it has a pretty unnatural look," he says. "The look we're born with—cherubic face, puffy cheeks—that's the look of youth." Read more...

In Higher Education
Christian Science Monitor (April 17)
'Do University Rules Discriminate Against Student Faith Groups?'
A group of Christian students is asking the US Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional a school anti-discrimination policy that forces them to accept as voting members and potential leaders classmates who do not share their core religious beliefs. Read more…

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