Save the Date: Study Abroad Global Fair Is Jan. 31 Call for Posters: Responding to Sexual Assault on Campus
Poster applications are being accepted to present research at an
upcoming conference, “Call to Action: Creating and Maintaining Safe
Campuses,” set for April 2 and 3. The conference will focus on sexual assault on
college campuses and how the community can respond and make
campuses safer. It will be held at Staybridge Suites, 1000
Genesee St. Those interested in presenting a poster based on their
research should complete the submission form
by Friday, Dec. 13.
Study Break List
TEAM Master’s Program General Information Session
Is your organization or department planning an end of semester study break? Wilson Commons Student Activities is compiling a comprehensive list of study breaks on the River Campus that will be featured in the last edition of Weekend Highlights
for the semester (Dec. 12). Submit your study break
—including title, description, date, time, location, and sponsorship information—by noon on Tuesday Dec. 10.
D'Lions Blood Drive
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in the May Room, Wilson Commons, on Dec. 4 and 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but people with appointments will have priority. Sponsored by D’Lions. Read more...
Food Drive Benefits Local Families in Need
Canned and boxed food items will be donated to Eastern Service Workers' Association, a non-profit organization that helps provide emergency food, clothing, and other vital services to low-income families in the local downtown Rochester community. Labeled collection boxes can be found throughout Sue B and the Quad buildings as well as outside Hillside. Sponsored by Circle K.
Video: Thankful for a Focus on Local Foods
The recent Global Local dinner showcased
Dining Services’ efforts to find local sources for foods served in the
University’s dining halls. The dinner featured international recipes
made from goods grown and purchased in New York. Watch the video...
Learn about the master of science
program in technical entrepreneurship and management (TEAM) at a general
information session on Monday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Center for
Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. The session is hosted by
Andrea Galati, executive director of the program. University students
qualify for scholarship opportunities. RSVP to 276-3500 or email@example.com
Events Commemorate World AIDS Day
In honor of World AIDS Day, CDrew Pre-Health Society, the Gandhi Institute, Black Students’ Union, University Health Service, and Active Minds are hosting a variety of activities around campus to promote greater awareness for HIV/AIDS
. Events, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, are open to the public and include guest speakers, a panel discussion, and a movie showing. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Email questions to UR.CDrew@gmail.com.
Sign Up for MLK Day of Service
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, students will work on a variety of small community service projects at various host sites in the Rochester community from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Free T-shirts, breakfast, and bus transportation will be provided. Sign up here
. A leadership opportunity as a team coordinator is available; training will be provided. Also, if you’re interested in creating the MLK Day T-shirt design, contact Becky Chu
. Questions? Contact Becky Chu
, Cary Rothman
,or Yasmeni Sandridge
. Sponsored by the Community Service Network and Black Students’ Union.
The Study Abroad Global Fair will be
held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the May Room, Wilson Commons.
The fair highlights University-sponsored summer, semester, and academic
year study abroad opportunities. Study abroad programs will be
represented by staff, faculty, and study abroad student returnees. Many
student services will be represented including the staff of the College
Center for Advising Services and the Financial Aid Office.
DEADLINES AND REMINDERS
Spring Dining Plan Changes Due Dec. 4
Completed forms for spring dining plan
changes must be received at the ID Office in Susan B. Anthony Hall by 7
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Late forms will not be honored. Direct questions
to firstname.lastname@example.org or 275-3975. Eastman students can ask a manger to fax completed forms to the ID Office.
Career and Internship Connections Deadline Is Dec. 2
The deadline to apply for preselected interviews at the Career and Internship Connections
events over winter break is Monday, Dec. 2. The Gwen M. Greene Career will be open until 6 p.m. that day for
College Seniors: Honor an Inspirational High School Teacher
Recognize and honor a high school
teacher who significantly influenced you by nominating him or her for
the Singer Family Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching.
The winning teachers will be invited to Rochester during commencement
weekend for an awards ceremony on May 18. In addition to travel
expenses, prize winners and their schools will receive a financial
award. Nomination forms,
which are due by Friday, Dec. 6, may be completed online or printed out and
returned to Myra Henry in the College Deans’ Office, 317 Lattimore Hall.
Monday, Dec. 2
AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels to Be Unveiled
Join Rochester Victory Alliance at 4 p.m. as they
honor World AIDS Day with the unveiling of panels from the AIDS Memorial
Quilt at the Medical Center. The event will take place in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium lobby, 255 Crittenden Blvd. Read more...
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Dining Committee Meeting: Discuss the Future of Douglass
‘Teach-in’ on the Militarization of American Culture
Join an open forum discussion about the future of Douglass Dining Center with the architectural consultants charged with creating the renovation plans for the building. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Meliora ballroom.
Students for a Democratic Society is
hosting a discussion and (Skype-in) teach-in with San Francisco State University professor Aaron
Belkin, founding director of the Palm Center, about the militarization of
American culture. Belkin was instrumental in the
efforts that led to the repeal of the “Don't Ask Don't Tell” policy.
The event, which will be held from 10 to 11 p.m. in the Gamble Room,
Rush Rhees Library, is cosponsored by Douglass Leadership House, Pride
Network, Undergraduate History Council, Undergraduate Anthropology
Council, and Undergraduate Political Science and IR Council. Read more...
Annual Holiday Reading
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Faculty Research Seminar Features Work of Rachel Haidu
Symposium Focuses on 3-D Digital Archaeology
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies is hosting a faculty research seminar with Rachel Haidu, associate professor of art history and director of the program in Visual and Cultural Studies. She will present “Displacement: Steve McQueen, James Coleman, and Black Audio Film collective” at noon in Lattimore 540. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com
by Dec. 2.
Researchers will outline current work and cutting-edge applications in
virtual archaeology and digital humanities at a symposium titled “3-D Digital Archaeology: Reconstruction, Analysis, and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
.” The event, which starts at noon in the Eisenberg
Rotunda in Schlegel Hall, will feature several speakers followed and will conclude with a
roundtable discussion. The symposium is free and open to the public and
lunch is included. Contact Renato Perucchio
Sophomore Internship Night
Start thinking about your summer plans over free pizza. The Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center hosts Sophomore Internship Night
from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.
SUBS Hosts Journal Club
The Society of Undergraduate Biology Students will be hosting a journal club at 6 p.m. in Wilson Commons 121. The paper under discussion, which can be found on the SUBS CCC page, will be presented by J. Scott Butler, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Medical Center. The event provides an opportunity for biology students of all skill levels to gain experience reading scientific papers.
The annual Friends of UR Libraries’
Holiday Reading, featuring readings by Barbara Billingsley, Michael Brown, Jim Kuhn, Mary Ann Mavrinac, and Russell Peck; music by the Carillon Tuba Quartet and a medieval music sextet; and refreshments. The event starts at
5:30 p.m. and readings and music will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees
Library. RSVP by Dec. 2 to Margaret Engel at 275-4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more...
Thursday, Dec. 5
Need Help with the Health Professions Questionnaire?
Spoon General Interest Meeting
The Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center will host a “how-to” session on the health professions questionnaire
from 9 to 10 a.m. in Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons.
Shave to Save
Stop by Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons from noon to 3 p.m. and get your head shaved or hair cut (for free) to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Colleges Against Cancer will be tabling all week and you can donate money to see your friends shave their heads or donate at least eight inches to go to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. All donations and hair proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
, an online publication powered by a nationwide network of food-oriented college students, delivers recipes, local restaurant reviews, food news, and more. Interested? Visit ur.spoonuniversity.com
and stop by the general interest meeting at 6 p.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, to learn how to join the staff and start writing, photographing, and marketing all things food at the University. Email email@example.com
with questions and “like” Spoon on Facebook
Holiday Shopping Fair Is Dec. 6
Students, faculty, and staff can purchase items from local
businesses and artisans during the annual Holiday Shopping Fair
, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hirst Lounge, Wilson
Commons. Vendors will have jewelry,
holiday cards and stationery, posters, ornaments, magnets, purses,
totes, washi art, soap, toys, games, and more. Sponsored by Wilson
Commons Student Activities. For more information, contact URHolidayShopping@gmail.com
Lecture: ‘The Face Behind the Mask of the Gladiator’
Neilly Lecturer to Speak on the Politics of AIDS
Jeffrey Steven of the University of California Los Angeles will give a lecture titled “The Face Behind the Mask of the Gladiator” at 3:30 p.m. in Dewey Hall 2110-E. The talk is sponsored by the Department of Religion and Classics. For more information, call 275-5378.
Historian, health policy analyst, and
Oppenheimer will give a talk on the
politics and ethics associated with
HIV and AIDS titled “Death, Stigma and
Commitment: The AIDS Epidemic—32
Years and Counting.” The lecture, which
starts at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, is
part of this
season’s Neilly Lecture Series. Read more...
Are the Holidays a Struggle for You?
For the third year, the Gandhi Institute welcomes those with the holiday blues
to connect with others who are
struggling this season. Stop by 929 S. Plymouth Ave. from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
for conversation and snacks. Bring a treat to share as
well as a meaningful object such as an ornament, photo, or candle. Read more...
Saturday, Dec. 7
First UR Hackathon
The Computer Science Undergraduate Council and RocHack will host the first UR Hackathon from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Computer Studies Building Room 209. Google will provide refreshments and volunteers will be around to help participants with whatever they'd like to work on—whether it's learning a new technology, programming language, etc. Additionally, they will be giving out $20 worth of free DigitalOcean credits. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged and welcome to join. Register individually or as part of a team
. If you’re interested in helping with the Hackathon, fill out the volunteer form
Globe Med’s Annual Art Gala: ‘Impact’
GlobeMed presents “IMPACT,
” its second annual art gala showcasing 45 local student and community artists, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Art Museum of Rochester, 610 Monroe Ave. The event will feature entertainment by the High Falls String Quartet, Chris Urquiaga ’14E, and DJ Alykhan ’12, as well as beer tastings from Rohrbach’s Brewery and refreshments from Amiel’s and Cheesy Eddie’s. Cosponsored by the Undergraduate Art and Art History Council. The suggested donation is $5. Parking is limited; students are encouraged to take the Orange Line shuttle, looping every half hour from ITS, to the Monroe and Goodman stop.
Dec. 1, 2013