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.