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In Today's Issue

  • United Way: Where We Stand
  • Festival Highlights Work by Student Filmmakers
  • Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income at Retirement
  • Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble Concert
  • Lasik Surgery Seminar Scheduled

News and Announcements

United Way: Where We Stand
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The University's United Way campaign is about $90,000 short of the $1.3 million goal. Check out this week’s campaign standings to see where your division/department stands. E-pledge today and help the United Way support the Rochester community while boosting your department's standings.

Festival Highlights Work by Student Filmmakers
The fifth annual Gollin Film Festival will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. Cash prizes and a reception will follow the screening of student films. The festival is named in honor of Professor Emeritus Richard Gollin, founder of the Film and Media Studies Program. For more information, call 275-5757.

Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income at Retirement
Pre-retirees are invited to an information session offering an overview of the University benefit plans available during retirement to faculty and staff. The session will take place at 1 p.m. today in ACF-A (2-1322) in the Medical Center. A representative from TIAA-CREF will discuss saving for retirement and available distribution options. For more information, visit the Benefits Web site.

Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble Concert
The Brass Choir and Percussion Ensemble will present a joint concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Strong Auditorium. The concert will feature music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the video game Final Fantasy VII, and the Worker’s Union.

Lasik Surgery Seminar Scheduled
An information session on Lasik eye surgery will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Attendees will be able to schedule a free future Lasik evaluation. Reservations are required. Register online or call 273-2020.

April 28, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy/Windy, High 56°
Sunny/Windy, High 64°
Today's Event Highlight
Pain and Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine
Adolph Auditorium (1-7619), Medical Center, Noon. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Christian Science Monitor (April 24)
‘Oil Rig Explosion Unmasks Dangerous Myth of Safety’
"This underscores that this remains a hazardous occupation and that as oil gets harder to find and we move to more remote regions, the degree of difficulty rises," says Mark Zupan, an energy expert and dean of the Simon  School . Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 27)
‘Rating Professors: Scholars Test Improved Course Evaluations’
As legislatures call for accountability—and even for publishing teacher ratings, researchers try to build a better mousetrap. Read more…

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