Commencement is May 17
The College will hold its Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, on the River Campus Eastman Quadrangle. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will deliver the address. Students will receive their diplomas at the Departmental Diploma Ceremonies that take place after the main ceremony. The Eastman School commencement begins at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, at the Eastman Theatre.
Graduating students from the College and their families are invited to a Family Night Dessert Reception from 10 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, in Hirst Lounge at Wilson Commons, following the Family Night Farewell Concert. RSVP online. Contact the Office of Parent Relations for details.
Visit the University's Commencement 2009 Web site for details on commencement activities, parking, and frequently asked questions.
AlertUR System Will Be Tested
This semester's test of the emergency notification system, AlertUR, is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. The system is designed to alert undergraduates during an emergency. Students can select to be alerted by text message, e-mail, or other methods. Contact information can be updated at www.rochester.edu/alertur.
Student Health Insurance Update
All students enrolled full time for the fall semester should complete the online Health Insurance Selection Process for the upcoming year by June 30. The selection process will be ready for use by the end of April. Graduating seniors enrolled in the University-sponsored BlueCross BlueShield health plan are covered until Aug. 31. If a graduating senior gets new health insurance coverage before Aug. 1, they should notify the University Health Service Insurance Advisor to cancel coverage. Services covered by the mandatory health fee are available to all students until Aug. 31.
Simon School Dean Commits $1 Million to School
Mark Zupan, who has served as dean of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business since 2004, has made a $1 million endowment commitment to the school. Read more ...
Eastman Students Reach Out with Classical Music
More than 120 Eastman School students fanned out into the community during the past month, presenting interactive concerts to audiences ranging from school children to nursing home residents. The events are part of the school's annual "Music for All" initiative, a chamber music program designed to take classical music out of concert halls and bring it directly to the public. See a video of one of the elementary school presentations.
Counseling Site for Parents of Incoming Freshmen
Parents of incoming freshmen are invited to check out a resource from the University Counseling Center for parents and friends of first-year students. The site includes tips on the transition, what to expect, and strategies for dealing with common issues that arise during the first year of college. Read more ...
Messages for Mom
Visit the University's homepage between May 8-10 for special Mother's Day messages from Rochester students.
Study Abroad Forms Due May 1
Attention parents of students who will study abroad in the fall semester: two parent forms—an emergency contact form and a parent/guardian acknowledgment—need to be returned to the Center for Study Abroad by May 1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Math Team Makes Exponential Climb
A three-member team of Rochester math students took 10th place in the Putnam exam, considered the pièce de résistance of mathematical competitions for college undergraduates. The team's breakout performance, Rochester's highest-ever finish, garnered an honorable mention. Read more ...
Eastman Students Write New Music for Old Silent Film Shorts
As part of a film scoring course at the Eastman School, students had the opportunity to compose music for an eclectic selection of recently preserved silent short films from the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography. Their works were performed live by other Eastman musicians when the archival films were recently screened at the George Eastman House's Dryden Theatre. Read more ...
Dan Fink '09, Dave Borrelli '09, and Eric Weissmann '10 (from left) are leading a project to convert waste vegetable oil from University dining centers into biodiesel to fuel a campus bus. The team is building the biodiesel processor and is planning to make the inaugural bus run in conjunction with Earth Day, April 22. See photos and get the latest updates on the project at the team's blog, www.urbiodiesel.com.
Parents: You're Always Welcome
Parents of current College and Eastman students, as members of the University community, are regularly invited to regional alumni programs. Visit the regional calendar for details and registration information.
Philadelphia: Speed Networking Night. 6 to 8 p.m. April 16.
Chicago: Toasting to Your Health: Wine and Its Effects on Aging with special guest David Goldfarb, professor of biology. 6 to 8 p.m. April 16.
Boston: A Rochester Evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 6 p.m. April 18.
Cleveland: Brunch with President Joel Seligman. Noon. May 3.
ArtAwake 2009. 5 p.m. April 17.
Transforming Conflict: Creating Better Communities. April 18 and 19.
See more on the University Events Calendar.
Guest Recital: Italian Baroque Music. 8 p.m. April 24.
World Music Series: Gamelan Lila Muni. 8 p.m. April 27.
More events listed on Eastman's concert calendar.
Yellowjackets at Home
Baseball: April 18, 1 p.m., Clarkson University; April 19, noon, Clarkson University; April 21, 4 p.m., Ithaca College.
Softball: April 18, 1 and 3 p.m., Skidmore College; April 19, noon and 2 p.m., Utica College.
Golf: April 17-18 Fred B. Kravetz Invitational at Oak Hill Country Club.
Men's Tennis: April 17-19, UAA Championships.
Women's Tennis: April 21, 4 p.m., SUNY Geneseo.
Women's Lacrosse: April 24, 4 p.m., Rensselaer; April 25, 2 p.m., Vassar.
Baseball: April 22, 4 p.m., Rochester Institute of Technology; April 25, 1 p.m., Vassar; April 26, noon, Vassar; April 29, 4 p.m., St. John Fisher; May 1, 7:30 p.m., St. John Fisher (at Frontier Field in Rochester).
Softball: April 23, 3 and 5 p.m., Keuka College; April 25, 1 and 3 p.m., St. Lawrence; April 26, 1 and 3 p.m. Rensselaer; April 28, 3 and 5 p.m., SUNY Fredonia.
Golf: April 26-27, UAA Championships, Royal Lakes Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.; May 13-16, NCAA Championships, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Women's Tennis: April 24-26, UAA Championships, Waltham, Mass.
Women's Lacrosse: April 17, 4 p.m., Hamilton College; April 18, 2 p.m., William Smith; April 28, 5 p.m., Ithaca.
For a full schedule: www.rochester.edu/athletics.
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