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Check out the latest Review

The summer 2005 issue of Rochester Review is online. Features include a look at President Jackson's legacy and a Q&A with Jackson, who completes his term as the University's ninth president on June 30. There's also a profile on Rochester faculty and alumni who are helping NASA build a better telescope and a feature examining the new rules international students face in a post­September 11 world, in addition to other articles and news. To read more, go to

YEA! targets young go-getters

Middle and high school students interested in starting and running their own business or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy or YEA! The program teaches students to become entrepreneurs by offering them the opportunity to write a business plan, register their business or social movement, pitch concepts to local investors, obtain funding, and launch their ideas. Prior business experience is not required. Classes meet at the University on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from September 20 through May 23. To register, call the Office of Special Programs at x5-2344 or visit

Art Club show opens June 17

A juried exhibition of works by members of the Rochester Art Club opens June 17 at the Memorial Art Gallery's Lucy Burne Gallery and remains on view through August 4. Admission is free, and the public is invited to a free opening reception and awards ceremony Thursday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Founded in 1877, the Rochester Art Club is one of the country's oldest continuously active art groups. For more details about the exhibition, call the gallery at 473-7720, ext. 3056.

We're not talking putt-putt

The 20th Annual Hackers and Whackers Employee Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, August 2, at Shadow Lake Golf and Racquet Club. The cost of the tournament is $70 and includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and prizes. Slots for the tournament fill up quickly and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Full teams of four players are required for registration. Call x3-4366 to request a registration form.

Calling all teen scholars

The Office of Special Programs is offering a variety of new classes and introducing a new session for Rochester Scholars. High school students can take classes during the standard two-week "majors" session, July 11 to 22, or during the new one-week "minors" session, July 25 to 29. The expanded class list offers students a chance to explore career options in law, dentistry, engineering, computer graphics and design, and communications.

New and returning courses also are available for middle school students through Rochester Scholars jr., which takes place August 1 to 5. The application deadline for all summer sessions is Friday, June 17. Application forms and a course catalogue are available at

Postal rate increase proposed

University Mail Services would like faculty and staff to know that the United States Postal Service has submitted a request to the Postal Rate Commission to increase postage rates by 5.4 percent for most classes of mail. Typically such proposals take about 10 months to be approved and enacted. New postage rates are expected to go into effect in January 2006. The proposed increase for first class letters up to one ounce is from $0.37 to $0.39. For a complete list of rates, visit

For those departments handling mass mailings, Mail Services may be able to provide services that could reduce processing and postage expenses. For more details, call x5-5208.

Dads get in free!

The Memorial Art Gallery is offering free admission to dads on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the exhibition View from Here at 2 p.m. and take a look at other exhibitions on view.

Enroll now

It's not too late to earn college credit over the summer at the University. Several summer courses ranging from accounting to women's studies are being offered through August. Students can select from four- or six-week enrollment sessions. Registration for the six-week session (June 27 to August 5) is due June 13. Registration for the four-week session (July 11 to August 5) is due June 27. For more details or to register, call the Office of Special Programs at x5-2344 or visit

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