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09.18.17: student athletes honored; walk-in tutoring; women's leadership award; leadership session; flu vaccine clinics

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News & Notes

President Seligman Announces Independent Review of Harassment Policy

President and CEO Joel Seligman has outlined several steps the University will take to review the institution’s policies on sexual harassment and misconduct and to address claims of retaliation when complaints are made against the University. Seligman made the announcement on Tuesday, September 12, as part of a public Town Hall meeting attended by more than 500 students, faculty, and other members of the University community. Read more…

University to Lead Data Science Consortium

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week $20 million in state support for the creation of a Rochester Data Science Consortium at the University.

Garnish Awards Celebrate Academic, Athletic Success

From left: Andrew Nunno, Alexandra Leslie, Paige Gloster, Arlen Fan, Olivia Denny, and Gabriela Alatorre stand with George VanderZwaag, executive director of athletics, during a ceremony recognizing the recipients of the Garnish Student-Athlete Awards last weekend. Also honored, but not pictured, were Wesley Clayton, Aleks Dombrowski, Luke Meyerson, and Alexandra Nelligan. Meet this year’s recipients.

Free Walk-In Tutoring Available

Trained CETL tutors will be available from 4 to 8 p.m. every Sunday to provide academic support in a variety of high-demand subjects (math, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and computer science.) Pop in to ask a short question or to work and study with other students in small groups. No appointments needed. Stop by the new Tutor Center in Genesee Hall Room 230.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Office Hours

The Ain Center for Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program can help you pursue your passions and get advice from experienced entrepreneurs. Meet with serial entrepreneur and attorney Andrew Scheinman, CEO of Nidus BioSciences and principle/owner of Scheinman Law, on Wednesday, September 20, from noon to 4 p.m. in Carol Simon Hall. Appointments are required; book online or call (585) 276-3500.

Upcoming Deadlines

Nominations Open for Women's Leadership Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the University’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Awards. Six awards are presented annually to undergraduate women in recognition of their “achievements, service, and contributions to the common good.” Click here for more information and to make a nomination. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, September 29.


Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Information Session

Learn about the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) program, which is supported by the College and the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship and offers select students a fifth, tuition-free year of college to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. Contact KEY program administrator Hillary Tatar to learn more. The fall application deadline is Wednesday, November 1. The application is now available as an online form. Thursday, September 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Lattimore 306A.

Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court

Former NBA star Byron Scott and business executive Charles Norris ’68, who together coauthored a book on leadership, will share their strategies for motivating others, listening, delegating, and turning failure into learning opportunities. Free for students; register hereThursday, September 21, 6 p.m., Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons.

Want to Study Abroad? These Info Sessions Can Help

UR Sex Week Starts Monday

Join the UHS Health Promotion Office for a week of conversations about sex, sexuality, and relationships. Main events include the Sex and Chocolate resource fair on Monday, September 25, and Sex in the Dark on Thursday, September 28. Check out the full lineup of events.

Save the Date: Flu Vaccine Clinic Is October 19

UHS will hold its annual River Campus Flu Vaccine Clinic on October 19. Clinics will also be held at the Eastman School of Music and the Medical Center; more information will be available on the UHS website in early October. Thursday, October 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Goergen Athletic Center.

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