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Oct. 21, 2007
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News & Updates

We Have a Winner!
The votes are in for the University's new yellowjacket. Results of an online survey showed strong student support for the winning selection (left). A naming contest is planned. Look for details in an upcoming issue of Weekly Buzz.  

Spring Course Schedule
The spring 2008 course schedule will be available in the lobby of 312 Lattimore Hall beginning Monday, Oct. 22. The schedule, which includes classes for the College and Eastman School, is available now online at (click on "Course Schedules").   

Library Scare Fair: Oct. 31
Rush Rhees Library is hosting a costume contest as part of Scare Fair on Halloween from 2-5 p.m. There will be food and entertainment. Sponsored by River Campus Libraries.   

How to Declare Your Major
Learn more about how to declare majors, minors, and clusters during an interactive workshop on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5-6 p.m. Topics such as study abroad, self-designed majors, Take Five Scholars program, and more will be discussed. Sponsored by the College Center for Academic Support.   Read more...

Freshman Scholarship Opportunity
The Sigma Chi Chapter at Rochester is offering a $500 scholarship to a freshman at the University. Applications for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship are due Nov. 15, and forms are available online. Contact E.J. Dayoub at for more details.    Read more...

Town Hall Meeting: New Time
The SA Town Hall Meeting on dining will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. rather than the previously announced 7:30 p.m. in Goergen Hall's Sloan Auditorium (BME/Optics Building).  

Breast Health
Wende Logan-Young of the Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic will discuss "Breast Health: What You Need to Know Now" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall (BME/Optics Building). The program is sponsored by Gamma Phi Beta, the Women's Caucus, the Health and Home Floor, the UR Student Health Advisory Committee, and the UHS Health Promotion Office.    Read more...

KEY Application Deadline
Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) applications are due Thursday, Nov. 1, by 5 p.m.    Read more...

Theater Program Musical Auditions
The International Theatre Program is holding auditions for the musical Hello Again (by Michael John LaChiusa). General dance call/auditions are Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7-9 p.m. in Lower Strong Auditorium; acting/singing auditions are Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27, at noon in Todd Theatre. Details are available on the theater program's Web site, on the program's forum, and via the Facebook group "Hello Again Auditions."   

Diversity Panel
All students are invited to attend a diversity panel on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Medical Center. Refreshments provided.   Read more...

Women in Engineering Dinner
Join the Society of Women Engineers and the Women in Engineering and Science Program at a dinner on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. in The Meliora. The meal is buffet style with vegetarian entrees and dessert included. The cost is $15.99 and declining can be used. RSVP by Oct. 29 to Marlenny Espinal at  

The Sketchy Side of Publishing
Chad Post from the University's new Open Letter Press will join the Undergraduate English Council for a look inside the field of publishing on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in Friel Lounge. His talk, "The Sketchy Side of Publishing: Horrors and Humors of the Business," is for anyone interested in reading, writing, or working at a publishing house.   Read more...

Self-Defense Workshop
Sigma Psi Zeta, Omega Phi Beta, and the Women's Caucus is hosting a self-defense workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Spurrier as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event is free and open to all students.   

Last Call for 365 Days/365 Plays
The International Theatre Program's production of 365 Days/365 Plays closes Sunday, Oct. 28. Admission is free. Reserve tickets online or by calling 275-4088.   Read more...

Beginner Hip Hop
Learn the basics of this popular dance form. Classes begin Oct. 23 and continue through Nov. 27. Register online. It's one of many classes and workshops offered this fall by the Office of Special Programs.   Read more...

Volunteers Needed: Lego Tourney & Girl Scouts
Volunteers are need for the Finger Lakes Lego League Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 9. Contact Monique Nikki Terry at or 275-9082.

Volunteers also are needed on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Society of Women Engineers' Girl Scout Computer Fun Badge Workshop. To sign up, contact Katie Litts at   

IT Symposium
Registration is still open for Explore Rochester IT on Friday, Oct. 26, noon to 4:30 p.m. at RIT. Lunch provided. No fees.    Read more...

Monday, Oct. 22:

Eastman School Symphony Orchestra: Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 23:

Roundtable Discussion on Race: Richard Morales presents "Misconceptions of Race Among Latinos in the United States: Am I Black or White?" Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m.

MUE Literacy Workshop: Messinger Hall, Eastman School. 5 p.m.

Film Screening: The Milagro Beanfield War. Part of the Humanities Project. Meliora Hall 203. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 24:

Study Abroad Eat & Greet: Wilson Commons. Noon.

Eastman Wind Orchestra: Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25:

Fellowships Information Session: Wilson Commons. 3 p.m.

Film Screening: Our Brand Is Crisis. Part of the Humanities Project. Morey Hall 321. 7 p.m.

Archaeology Lecture: Renato Perucchio, professor of mechanical engineering, speaks on the engineering marvels of the Roman Empire. Memorial Art Gallery. 7:30 p.m.

Mental Health/Wellness Workshop: Eastman Commons. 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 26:

Film Screening: Gandhi. Hoyt Hall. 6:30 p.m.

Eastman Philharmonia: Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27:

Music Cognition Symposium: Eastman Commons. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Investiture of Eastman Dean Douglas Lowry: Eastman Theatre. 3 p.m.

Let There Be Peace Concert: Strong Auditorium. 7 p.m.

Film Screening: Grindhouse. Hoyt Hall. 7 and 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28:

TRANSactions Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 1 p.m.


Oct. 23: Women's Soccer vs. RPI. Fauver Stadium. 3 p.m.

Oct. 24: Field Hockey vs. SUNY Brockport. Fauver Stadium. 4 p.m.

Oct. 27: Football vs. Susquehanna University. Fauver Stadium. Noon

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 19)
"Young Librarians, Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation"
Susan Gibbons, associate dean for public services and collection development at River Campus Libraries, is noted for setting up an anthropological study of the University's libraries, a study that signals a shift to a more "user-centered approach" for libraries.   Read more...


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Did You Know?

Eight Nobel Prize laureates call the University their alma mater, including Masatoshi Koshiba '55 (PhD), who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002.

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