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@Rochester (July 25, 2016)
7.25.16: dean of graduate studies named; Democratic party mementos; World Youth Day; College Town survey; carillon concert

News and Announcements

Melissa Sturge-Apple Named Dean of Graduate Studies

Melissa Sturge-Apple, associate professor of psychology, has been named dean of graduate studies in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, subject to confirmation by the University’s Board of Trustees. Sturge-Apple’s appointment was announced by Peter Lennie, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, and she succeeds Wendi Heinzelman, who recently became dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Read more...
 

Political Junkies Can Feast on Democratic Party Campaign Mementos 

While the Democratic National Convention takes center stage this week in Philadelphia, political junkies can discover an important slice of Democratic Party campaign history at Rush Rhees Library. Showcasing buttons, bumper stickers, photographs, and video footage that span from the era of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton, the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation is home to notable collections that bring major political campaigns to life. Read more...

 

Students Attending World Youth Day Event in Poland

Kevin Bonko ’17, Gibran Mangui ’16, and John Rossiter ’19, and Frather Brian Cool, director of Catholic Newman Community, will travel to Poland this week for World Youth Day, an event for young people organized every few years by the Catholic Church. Read more...

Deadlines and Reminders

Last Chance: Survey on Wellness Services at College Town Header

The University would like your input on a potential plan to make wellness services—possibly including a fitness center—available in College Town. Answer seven quick questions by the end of today.

Rochester in the News

Yellen Needs to Make More Speeches

Bloomberg News Online, July 21
 "What does the U.S. Federal Reserve think about the repercussions of Britain's vote to leave the European Union? Amazingly, we still don't really know—and we might not get a proper chance to find out until August or September," writes Narayan Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics and a former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "This dearth of information illustrates an important flaw in the way the world's most powerful central bank communicates."

Events

Hear the Carillon and Feed Your 'PokÉmon Go' Addiction

Award-winning carillonneur Toru Takao will perform anime-related music at 7 p.m. tonight as part of the Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring folding chairs, blankets, or packed outdoor dinners, and relax on the lawn on the west side of Rush Rhees Library. PokÉmon Go users are invited to catch some PokÉmon at the Rush Rhees Library "Pokestop"—lures will be in effect throughout the concert. You can also listen live online on the University's Facebook page.
 

Blood Drive Friday

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Strong Donor Room (1.1345H), Medical Center. Enter through 1.1350 Lab Outpatient Services. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for the Little Theatre, a $5 Gift Certificate to the Strong Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, a $2.50 Finger Lakes Roasters Coffee, or a Delta Sonic Basic Car Wash. If you donated on or before June 3, you will be eligible to donate. Use sponsor code "urmed" when scheduling an appointment online or at 1-800-RED CROSS.

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