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In Today's Issue

  • Follow Commencement 2010 Online
  • Newspaper Ad Highlights Award-Winning Faculty and Staff
  • Medical Center Faculty Named Women of Distinction
  • Professors Develop Environmental Curriculum
  • Second Friday Science Socials Continue
  • Memorial Art Gallery Hosts Asian Heritage Lecture
  • Defensive Driving Class

News and Announcements

Follow Commencement 2010 Online
Commencement 2010 ceremonies begin today and continue throughout the weekend. Can't make it to commencement this year? Watch a live webcast of the College commencement ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 16. Or follow along with all the Commencement weekend activities on Twitter, using the common hashtag #ur2010.

Newspaper Ad Highlights Award-Winning Faculty, Staff
The University salutes its many faculty and staff award winners from the past year in an ad appearing in today's Democrat and Chronicle. Get a free copy today after 9 a.m. in 201 Wilson Commons.

Medical Center Faculty Named Women of Distinction
Jill Quinn, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, and Gladys Velarde, an associate professor of cardiology, were honored by the American Heart Association with the inaugural Go Red for Women "Woman of Distinction" award for their commitment to raising awareness about cardiovascular health.

Professors Develop Environmental Curriculum
David Hursh, an associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, and Ben Ebenhack, a senior lecturer in the Hajim School, have developed an interdisciplinary curriculum in environmental sustainability to be used jointly by the Harley School in Brighton and the Circle Peace School in Makindye, Uganda.

Second Friday Science Socials Continue
Lukas Novotny, a professor of optics and of biomedical engineering and physics, will be the guest speaker at the next Second Friday Science Social at 4 p.m. today in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) in the Medical Center. Drinks and snacks will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.

Memorial Art Gallery Hosts Asian Heritage Lecture
The Memorial Art Gallery will host Parvatha Chidambaram, artistic director of Bharata School of Indian Dance and Music, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Her lecture and demonstration, which is offered in conjunction with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, is included in regular gallery admission.

Defensive Driving Class
The New York State-approved defensive driving course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. The $35 course can reduce auto insurance by 10 percent and remove four points from your driver’s license. To register, call 905-9420. An online course is also available.

May 14, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 68°
Partly Cloudy, High 60°

Weekend Highlight

Commencement 2010
All weekend.

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Rochester in the News
YNN (May 11)
‘Biomedical Engineering Students Show Off Inventions’
Seniors majoring in biomedical engineering at Rochester had a chance to show off their year-long team projects Tuesday. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 13)
‘Taking the Long View’
Officials at some community colleges are encouraging their engineering students to think long-term and consider transferring onward in order to boost their career prospects over the long run. Read more…

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