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Weekly Buzz commencement edition
Commencement 2015, award winners, food trucks, summer shuttle schedule, Mark Ain contest winners, Weekly Buzz hiatus


Class of 2015 Celebrates!

The University recognized graduating students and their families, outstanding faculty and alumni, special guests, and other honorees during commencement ceremonies held May 15 to 17. View photos, videos, and more from commencement weekend.

Student Award Winners Recognized

Meet some of the Rochester students who have earned national honors and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements.

Food Trucks Return for Tasty Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, May 19, the Office of Summer Programs and Part-time Studies will bring two local food trucks on campus for faculty, staff, and students to purchase lunch each Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The trucks will be located in Wilson Quadrangle on the River Campus. Seating is available in LeChase Plaza, or you can bring a blanket and picnic on the quad. See the schedule.

Summer Shuttle Schedule in Effect

Shuttle services for the River Campus will be limited to a combination of the Orange and Blue Lines through Friday, Aug. 21. The summer shuttle schedules are available here. Service to the Medical Center (Scottsville Road, Corporate Woods, Late Shift Staff Shuttle) will continue to operate on their regular schedules.

MotionCorrect Wins Mark Ain Competition

Student business MotionCorrect was awarded first place and a $10,000 cash prize in the ninth annual Mark Ain Business Model competition on May 13. The team includes Junning Chai ’15 (MS); Sairam Ramasubramaniam ’15S (MBA); Nishant Saboo ’15S (MBA); and Wenli Wang, a doctoral candidate in biomedical genetics. Second place, and a $2,500 cash prize, was awarded to NullSpace, represented by Lucian Copeland ’15 (KEY) and Alexander Matthers ’15. Fuse-UR won the third-place prize of $1,000. The team includes Kierstan Ryan ’15 (MS); Megan Stockdill ’15 (MS); Elie Farah ’15S (MBA); and Brian Shen ’15 (MS) and PhD candidate in chemical engineering. Judges of this year’s competition included Arunas Chesonis ’91S (MBA), ’04 (Honorary), chairman and CEO of Sweetwater Energy; Debora LaBudde ’92, ’93S (MBA), managing general partner of ENVOI Ventures; and Kathleen Murray ’74, managing director of McMorran Strategists, based in New York City.

Weekly Buzz Returns in August

Weekly Buzz will be on hiatus this summer and will return to your inbox for the fall semester.
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