News and Announcements 2014 in Pictures
Take a look back at the past year through photos and top news stories from the University.
Winter Break Registration
You may have filled out the Residential Life registration for winter break, but filling out this short form will help the Office of the Dean of Students plan and provide information about free lunches, bus trips, and activities happening over break. Whether you are leaving for all of winter break, staying for all of break, or will be here for part of the break, undergraduates from the College are encouraged to register. Click here for information on changes to student services, and reduced hours for dining, libraries, and athletic facilities during winter break.
Diversity Conference Call for Proposals
Students are invited to submit proposals for workshops and posters at the University’s 2015 diversity conference, which will take place Friday, April 17. This year's conference, “From Bystander to Ally,” focuses on intersecting identities, social justice, and unconscious bias. Workshop proposal submissions can showcase best practices, research, outreach strategies, training methods, and other topics related to the theme. Read more about the theme and proposal process.
Eastman School Artists Earn Grammy Nominations
Paul O'Dette, professor of lute, and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig '66E, '01E (MM) are among the Eastman School artists nominated in the 57th annual Grammy Awards. Read more...
Open Letter Books Awarded NEA Grant
Open Letter Books, the University’s literary translation press, has received one of this year’s largest Arts Works grants in literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $60,000 grant will support the publication and promotion of several books in 2015, including Rochester Knockings, a novel based on the Rochester-based religious movement of Spiritualism and the famous Fox Sisters.
Survey: Technology Vending Machine
The UR Tech Store will be installing a vending machine in the IT Center in January to help meet your tech needs at any time. The vending machine will accept Flex and credit card payments. Store staff welcome your feedback on the types of products you would like to see in the vending machines. Complete the short survey on the new UR Tech Store Facebook page, or email suggestions to email@example.com.
New Cable TV Service Coming Soon
A new cable TV service will be rolled out across the River Campus beginning Dec. 29. The change will affect all residence halls, fraternity housing, other on-campus housing, and any other River Campus buildings currently receiving cable and data services from Time Warner Cable. The Eastman School, University Park, Whipple Park, Brooks Crossing, Riverview, and the Maisonettes will not be affected. The new service will feature an expanded channel lineup including channels from Direct TV, MTVU, and several foreign language channels. Full details are available on the UR Cable TV website. If you are subscribed to premium TV, Road Runner, digital phone services, or a set-top box service through Time Warner, they will no longer work on the River Campus and you should contact Time Warner customer service to discontinue the service. Contact the IT Help Desk at 275-2000 with any questions about the new service.
Q&i Service to Launch in Carlson Library
When you return for the spring semester, you’ll notice a new service at Carlson Library called “Questions and Information,” or “Q&i.” Like Q&i in Rush Rhees Library, Q&i in Carlson will be an easy-to-navigate, all-purpose service point at the existing circulation desk. Library staff members with a broad range of knowledge and expertise will be available to assist you seven days a week, and librarians will offer enhanced, individualized support for research and scholarship, both in-person and virtually.
Video: Memories and Munchies with the Class of 2017
The 2017 Class Council hosted a pre-finals study break in Hirst Lounge, with the goal of collecting mementos for a class time capsule.
Chinese Government Scholarship Available
The Chinese Government Scholarship, sponsored by the Chinese Scholarship Council in China and the Chinese Consulate in New York, provides an opportunity for one year of study in either Mandarin or an academic discipline through one of the approved participating universities. The scholarship is open to undergraduates in their final year of study or current graduate students. The University is allowed to nominate one candidate and two alternates. Contact the Office for Global Engagement with any questions.
YellowJackets Alumni to Be Featured on Holiday TV Special
YellowJackets a cappella alumni Aaron Sperber ’11 (right) and Jamal Moore ’12E (second from right), will perform with their five-man vocal pop band, The Exchange, on NBC’s The Sing-Off holiday special. The program is set to air on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. EST (8 p.m. CST).
Moe's to Open in College Town
Moe's Southwest Grill is scheduled to open in College Town on Thursday, Dec. 18.
Voice Your Views on Life at Rochester
The Princeton Review is giving you the opportunity to voice your opinions on academic and social life at Rochester through an online survey. All undergraduates completing and validating a survey will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 Apple iPads.
Common Market Sale
The Commons Market's 25 percent off sale ends Monday, Dec. 15. Visit Wilson Commons on Facebook for other promotions during finals week.
Holiday Travel Savings through Student Advantage
Save money and arrive home for the holidays with a Student Advantage Card—with exclusive travel discounts at Amtrak, Greyhound, and Lyft. Order the Student Advantage Card and choose between the one-year option for $20 or the four-year option for $45.
Weekly Buzz Takes a Break
Weekly Buzz will be on hiatus for the next few weeks. It will return to your inbox Sunday, Jan. 11. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.