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In Today's Issue

  • Vivian Lewis to Lead Faculty Diversity Efforts
  • Fiscal Year-End Finance Announcements
  • Artists, Events Fill Eastman Summer Schedule
  • Finalists Present Projects in Mark Ain Competition
  • Meet with the Venture Capitalist-in-Residence
  • Talk for Entrepreneurs on Employment Law Traps

News and Announcements

Vivian Lewis to Lead Faculty Diversity Efforts
Vivian Lewis, has been named deputy to the president and vice provost for faculty development and diversity, effective July 1. She has served in the role on an interim basis since October. "Over the last eight months Vivian has been outstanding in leading our faculty diversity office and in implementing the recommendations of the recent Faculty Listening Tour report," said President Joel Seligman. "She has always impressed me with her commitment to a vision of the University that combines academic excellence and diversity. I am delighted that she'll be joining the leadership team on a permanent basis."

Fiscal Year-End Finance Announcements
As the fiscal year end approaches on June 30, faculty and staff are reminded to submit requests for payment or payment allocation by Friday, June 11. All payment forms require the signature of an immediate supervisor or the individual with FRS/ledger account responsibility. Up-to-date forms are available online.

Artists, Events Fill Eastman Summer Schedule
Highlights of the summer concert season at the Eastman School will include the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra accompanying both the Young Artists International Piano Competition and the Summer Conducting Institute, the annual Summer Sings program, and faculty recitals.

Finalists Present Projects in Mark Ain Competition
Finalists in the fourth annual Mark Ain Business Model Competition will present their projects at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall. Alumni judges will announce the winners of $13,500 in cash prizes after the presentations. Refreshments will be served. Register online.

Meet with the Venture Capitalist-in-Residence
Faculty and staff who are Interested in raising capital for a business idea are invited to meet with Bela Musits, the University’s Venture Capitalist-in-Residence between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. Musits is founding managing director of High Peaks Venture Partners, an active, early-stage venture capital firm with an interest in promoting technology companies in New York. To schedule an appointment, call 273-2486 or e-mail Lisa Sheldon.

Talk for Entrepreneurs on Employment Law Traps
The F.I.R.E. Lecture series continues with a discussion on “Counter-Intuitive Employment Law Traps” led by Paul Keneally, partner at Underberg & Kessler, at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 13, in K-207 (2-6408) in the Medical Center. Breakfast refreshments will be served. Register by noon today. E-mail David Englert or call 784-8856.

May 11, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Light Rain, High 55°
Showers, High 53°
Today's Event Highlight
Biomedical Engineering Students Showcase Inventions
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Rochester in the News
USA Today (May 9)
‘Robin Hood’s Fluid Identity Flows On’
"Robin Hood is infinitely adaptable," says Thomas Hahn, professor of English, who hosted an academic conference last year on Robin Hood as a "media creation" from the start. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 10)
‘Falling Education Attainment’
Young adults are less likely to have earned a degree than their older counterparts, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution that foreshadows next year’s release of the 2010 Census. Read more…

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