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In Today's Issue

  • University Monitoring Ebola Developments
  • Hands-on Assistance Available for Open Enrollment
  • Fall Fest 2014 Takes Place Today
  • Learn about Simon's Medical Management Program
  • Gallery Hosts 'Art & Story' Stroll Today
  • Flags Lowered to Honor Rita Shane
  • Workshop Focuses on Collaborative Decisions
  • Participate in a Halloween River Clean-up

News and Announcements

University Monitoring Ebola Developments
The University is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa," writes Provost Peter Lennie in a memo to the University community outlining the University's Ebola  monitoring and preparedness initiatives. Read more...

Hands-on Assistance Available for Open Enrollment
During the 2015 open enrollment period, the Benefits Office will provide hands-on assistance with enrolling online. The online enrollment help workshops will be held at the Teaching Lab (2-8513) in the Medical Center. View a complete list of dates and times. Questions? Call x5-2084.

Fall Fest 2014 Takes Place Today
The Fall Fest, sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities and Dining Services, will be held today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. Check out the L.L. Bean "Bootmobile," where visitors can pick up 20 percent off coupons, giveaways, and take part in a photo contest. The event also includes financial advice programs with TIAA CREF, and SAVVY"s Veg Expo takes place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Read more about the event and future ones on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

Learn about Simon's Medical Management Program
The Simon Business School's medical management master's program will host a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) at the Medical Center. Learn about the part-time degree program and how to apply for admission and scholarship consideration. Staff will be available to answer questions. Lunch is provided. Register online or for more information, call x5-3533.

Gallery Hosts 'Art & Story' Stroll Today
Creative Workshop instructor Ericka Simmons will read the classic Golden Book The Velveteen Rabbit during "Art & Story Stroll" at 11 a.m., today at the Memorial Art Gallery. The hour-long story reading and art viewing experience is for children 2 to 5 with an accompanying adult. Read more...

Flags Lowered to Honor Rita Shane
The University flags will be lowered Oct. 30 in memory of Rita Shane, a noted soprano and professor of voice at the Eastman School of Music, who died Thursday, Oct. 9.

Workshop Focuses on Collaborative Decisions
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will offer the workshop, Nov. 3-4, on "No One Left Behind: The Art and Craft of Facilitating Group Decisions," with Miki Kashtan, cofounder of Bay Nonviolent Communication. Read more...

Participate in a Halloween River Clean-up
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Grassroots students and the M.K. Gandhi Institute for a Halloween-themed river clean-up. The clean-up is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25. Meet at the Interfaith Chapel. Costumes are encouraged. Get creative and go green: the costume made from the most recycled parts will receive a prize.




Oct. 23, 2014
Showers
Today's Forecast:
Showers, 52°
Tomorrow:
Mostly sunny, 58°


Today's Event Highlight
Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction Award Ceremony and Reading
5 p.m. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library


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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 20)
Memory of 9/11 Widow, UR Field Hockey Star Lives On
After being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2002, Nancy Melvin-Taylor compiled a "to-do" list, including a return to the University for her induction into the Athletic Hall of Fame. "It wasn't easy for her," says Jane Possee, her former coach and associate director of athletics and recreation. "She wasn't well enough to come in 2002 (when she was first selected), but she came back the next year. She made it."


Rochester City Newspaper (Oct. 22)
Organ and Film Festival
This weekend, the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative and Film/Music cluster at the University will host the Organ and Film Festival. This four-day event is a celebration of the art of organ accompaniment to silent film, and will feature silent film presentations from the early 1900's at a different Rochester location on each of the four nights.



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