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In Today's Issue

  • Sanjay Gupta to Deliver Meliora Weekend Address
  • Debate Team Finishes 10th in the Nation
  • Diversity Conference Materials Now Available
  • Commencement Schedules, Honors Go Online
  • Professor Traces Evolution of Catholicism in New Book
  • Digital Humanities Workshop
  • Rochester Scholars Present Projects

News and Announcements

Sanjay Gupta to Deliver Meliora Weekend Address
Noted neurosurgeon and medical journalist Sanjay Gupta will be the keynote speaker at Meliora Weekend 2010. Gupta, senior correspondent for health and medicine at CNN, follows in the tradition of recent keynote speakers, including U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu '70, '98 (Honorary); CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper, former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, and current U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton.

Debate Team Finishes 10th in the Nation
The University's Debate Team finished the season ranked 10th in the nation. Notable performances throughout the year came from freshman Sean Delahanty, who was named the top new speaker in the United States at the Junior Varsity/Novice National Tournament, and sophomore Vijay Kasschau, who placed 8th in the nation in the Junior Varsity Speakers division.

Diversity Conference Materials Now Available
Video, audio, and transcripts from the first University-wide diversity conference on April 5 are now available online. On the new diversity conference Web site there are presentations from the morning sessions, a video of the panel discussion, President Seligman's opening and closing remarks, and more. Those who attended the conference, can also still fill out the evaluation survey, if they haven't done so already.

Commencement Schedules, Honors Go Online
The latest on speakers, awards, shuttles, and parking, and other details about the University's 160th Commencement ceremonies in May and June can be found online. More than 2,000 graduates will receive bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The Conference and Events Office is coordinating all ceremonies.

Professor Traces Evolution of Catholicism in New Book
Curt Cadorette, the John Henry Newman Associate Professor of Catholic Studies, delves into the evolution of the Catholic faith in his book, Catholicism in Social and Historical Contexts, An Introduction.

Digital Humanities Workshop
Matthew Kirschenbaum and Kari Kraus from the University of Maryland will explore digital humanities and its growing pains, both as a field as well as from the perspective of their own individual careers. Their workshop, "Breaking and Entering: Hacking Mystery House," takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in Goergen 102. Register by e-mail.

Rochester Scholars Present Projects
High school students taking part in the spring session of Rochester Scholars will present their projects and activities from noon to 1 p.m. today in the lower level of the Interfaith Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Pre-College Programs at 275-3221 or visit

April 23, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 59°
Mostly Cloudy, High 70°

Today's Event Highlight
Optics Performing Arts Series Season Finale: Kimo & Ka'iulani
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 22)
'RIT, UR, Geneseo, Brockport Make Greenest Colleges List'
Four local colleges can celebrate Earth Day knowing they've been recognized for their environmental practices. Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, and the State University Colleges at Brockport and Geneseo made The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 21)
'U.S. Labor Department Releases New Rules for Educational Internships'
Amid increasing national attention to unpaid internships, the department seeks to clarify employers' and colleges' roles under federal law. Read more...

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