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In Today's Issue

  • President's Community Address Highlights Outstanding Students
  • Bradford Berk Receives Kaiser Medal
  • Possible Traffic Delays Near Clinton Crossings
  • Go Green: Curb Your Car
  • Are You a Fan of Three Percent?
  • T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'
  • Strong EAP Hosts Caregiver Seminar

News and Announcements

President's Community Address Highlights Outstanding Students
In his annual Garden Party address May 18 at the Memorial Art Gallery, President Seligman spotlighted some of the University's outstanding students. "There are more than 9,900 students at our University," Seligman said. "All are fascinating." Read the speech and view the presentation.

Bradford Berk Receives Kaiser Medal
The Rochester Academy of Medicine has awarded Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk its highest honor, the 2010 Albert David Kaiser Medal. Berk was recognized by the academy as a "brilliant scientist, accomplished physician, and visionary leader."

Possible Traffic Delays Near Clinton Crossings
In addition to continued work at the intersections of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues this week, Facilities and Services reminds the University community to prepare for possible delays traveling to and from Clinton Crossings. Detours will be posted on South Clinton Avenue, south of Westfall Road, for about six weeks while a new water main is installed. For more information, contact Facilities and Services at 273-5830.

Go Green: 'Curb Your Car'
go green
This week is Curb Your Car Week, part of "Way to Go," a nationwide effort encouraging the use of cheaper, healthier, and more earth-friendly transportation alternatives. Learn more about how some University staff have already embraced greener commutes through cycling, walking, and carpooling.

Are You a Fan of Three Percent?
Three Percent, the online arm of Open Letter, the University's literary translation press, has been nominated as one of the top 100 blogs for language professionals in a competition administered by the LexioPhiles language blog. Fans can vote online for their favorite among the top 100 by May 24.

T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'
T. Rowe Price, one of the investment providers under the University’s retirement program, will be setting up a "Hot Spot" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding T. Rowe Price accounts under the program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Strong EAP Hosts Caregiver Seminar
Strong EAP, in conjunction with the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly, will host a free caregiver seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Flaum Atrium. The event will include more than 20 vendors geared toward assisting the aging population and those who care for them.

May 19, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 70°
Partly Cloudy, High 81°

Today's Event Highlight

New Horizons Green Band, Strings, Chorus Concert
Eastman School Kilbourn Hall, 3:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
PBS NewsHour (May 14)
‘Conversation: Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves…and Screen’
"On the prequel issue, I think that all Robin Hood movies have to do this little trick in which they need to explain to us how it is we can idealize an outlaw, make him into a noble hero," says Thomas Hahn, a professor of English and Robin Hood scholar. Read more…

In Higher Education
Christian Science Monitor (May 14)
‘Congratulations Class of 2010! Are You Hired Yet?’
In a still-tight job market, college graduates have their sights set on more education and opportunities abroad. Demand is up for statistics, finance, and accounting majors. Read more…

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