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Louise Slaughter will deliver Commencement address

Louise M. Slaughter, a 12-term member of Congress known widely for her efforts in promoting job creation, attracting economic development, and supporting health care innovations for upstate New York, will deliver the Commencement address for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Sunday, May 17.

Bring retirement investment questions to April 9 forum

The Benefits Office is hosting a special Q&A-style forum on Thursday, April 9, for all faculty and staff.

Mayor gives State-of-the-City Address April 27

Mayor Robert Duffy will deliver his State-of-the-City Address at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

President Seligman’s update on the current economic challenge

President Seligman addressed the University community on March 18, following the March meeting of the Board of Trustees. In his message, he offered an update regarding the economy’s impact on the University during this and the next academic year.

Rochester’s civil rights struggle comes alive on library’s new site

By any measure, the race riots of 1964 were a turning point in Rochester’s history.

University Rolls out new ID Badges

For more details visit: www.rochester.edu/working/hr/badges.

University’s United Way Campaign halfway to goal

When someone needs assistance with family problems, addiction, or paying their bills, “2-1-1” can help. The free hotline, available 24 hours a day, connects callers in the Finger Lakes region with specialists trained to provide information and referrals to human services.

Celebrating University Authors and Their Works

On May 7, the second annual “Celebration of the ‘Book’” will honor the faculty and staff members who have authored a book—or its equivalent—during the previous year.

Faculty appointed to named professorships this spring

Thomas Slaughter, an American historian who joined the University last fall, will be installed as the first the Arthur R. Miller Professor of History during ceremony on May 4.

Earth Day marks inaugural run of UR Biodiesel Bus

Those oily French fries might be bad for your waistline, but an ingenious team of undergraduates is putting the food’s fatty byproduct to good use.

Pillars of Hope challenges fifth graders to ‘historic’ game of Jeopardy

The Pillars of Hope program is an initiative of the City of Rochester’s Bureau of Youth Services that encourages African-American professionals to adopt a city classroom.

Pilot sites make strides to implement new Social Security policy

The University’s new policy on Social Security numbers and personal identifying information was adopted in January.

Earth Week: For spring, think ‘green’

From Earth Day to Local Foods Week, April is packed with opportunities to think and act green. On April 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring gently used clothing items to Hirst Lounge during Grassroots’ monthly Clothing Exchange.

World Premiere—History (and Tennis) with a Twist

The Hairy Dutchman is a new play about tennis and the history of 17th-century New York City.

The ‘Thingness’ of Film

Right after Joanne Bernardi learned the complete anatomy—down to the smallest screw and its function—of a 16mm projector at George Eastman House, she experienced one of the greatest thrills of her life. She was then able to project her first archival film.

In Brief

A roundup of news.