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Weekly Buzz 05.01.16
05.01.16: student code of conduct revised; Design Day; Fulbright Scholars; Outstanding Adult Students; surve app launch; beach-ball benefit


Revised Student Code of Conduct Adopted

President and CEO Joel Seligman has adopted the recommendations of General Counsel Gail Norris and Dean Richard Feldman to revise the Student Code of Conduct. The new Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment has been added to the Code of Conduct, affording any student who believes he or she is a victim of discrimination or harassment based on a protected class the same relative rights and resources as those who are victims of sexual assaults. Seligman requested a review of the Code of Conduct last fall as part of a series of efforts demonstrating his and the University’s commitment to addressing issues of race, diversity, and inclusion on campus. Among the other actions taken at the time was the expedited launch of a bias-related incident reporting system that will allow staff to better report, track, and follow up on reported issues. Read more...

Engineering Students Show Off Design Solutions

Many of the capstone projects that seniors completed this year could have applications not only here but abroad—including an adjustable cooking skirt for portable stoves used in Kenya, developed by seniors YeJin Jeong, Nikki Sroka, Jessica He, and Adam Langenbucher (pictured above). Read more about Design Day.

Fulbright Scholars Pursue Opportunities Abroad

Several University students will pursue advanced studies, conduct research, and teach English language and U.S. culture abroad after being named 2016–17 finalists for the highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Grant program. Read more...

Eastman Philharmonia to Premiere New Composition with RenÉe Fleming at Lincoln Center

The Eastman School of Music announced that the Eastman Philharmonia will take the stage with Renee Fleming at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on November 14. The performance will include a new composition by Eastman alumnus Kevin Puts written specifically for Fleming and the Eastman Philharmonia. The world premiere of Puts’ work will be part of the Eastman Presents concert series on November 12 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Read more...

Arts Leadership Program Announces Funding Awards

Funding was recently awarded to Arts Leadership Program certificate students at the Eastman School of Music for paid internships and other opportunities; the awards provide students with monetary support to further explore professional areas of interest that expose them to extra-musical tools and experience that can only be learned in practical, “real world” settings. Read more...

Three Students Earn Outstanding Adult Student Awards

Seniors Nate Powers and Seth Mason and graduate student Ka'Dya Donadelle were among the honorees at the 32nd annual Outstanding Adult Student Award banquet, which recognized Rochester-area adult students who have excelled academically while successfully combining their college education with other commitments to family, job, career, and service. Read more...

New Video Shines Light on Sexual Assault, Bystander Intervention

The Midnight Ramblers have released a music video to Lady Gaga's "Til It Happens to You" to promote resources available to Rochester students who are victims of sexual assault and to encourage bystander intervention. The project was sponsored by Richard Feldman, dean of the College; Wilson Commons Student Activities; Morgan Levy, Title IX coordinator; the Office of Student Conflict Management, and Public Safety.

Reader's Choice: Vote for Your Favorite Study Abroad Photo

Members of the University community are invited to vote for their favorite photos among the first round of judges’ selections for the eighth edition of Rochester Review’s Study Abroad Photo Contest. The contest features photos taken by undergraduates who participated in academic programs sponsored by the Center for Education Abroad during 2015. Voting is open until 9 a.m. Friday, May 6. The judges’ selections will appear in the July-August issue of Rochester Review.

Students Present at Undergraduate Research Expo

What do you get when you combine presentations and posters from student in 27 disciplines, on topics as diverse as “Organic farming as protest in Thailand,” “Metacognitive illusions in monkeys,” and “Quantifying chloride ion runoff in the Genesee River”? A “mind-boggling” display of undergraduate research, as President and CEO Joel Seligman described it after spending time talking to students at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Exposition. Read more...

May Issue of Student Health 101 now available

Have you checked out Student Health 101, the free online health and wellness magazine especially for students? In this month’s issue you can learn effective 10-minute workouts, get advice on how to respond to an unwanted "sext request," and find easy recipes to kickstart your day. Enter the drawing for a chance to win $1,000.

Second Annual Day of Giving Is May 3

Celebrate the work of volunteers and philanthropy on this year's Day of Giving, Tuesday, May 3. Gifts of any amount received on the Day of Giving will be matched by Stephen Givant ’81, up to a total of $100,000. Givant’s portion of the match will be allocated to student scholarships. Donors can support any area of the University.

Students Raise Funds for 'Hartnett Gallery 2.0'

A group of students is raising money to redesign the Hartnett Gallery space. They hope to replace the walls that have undergone nearly 40 years of repainting, drilled holes, and tacks; meet standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act by installing a ramp; and improve the sound system to accommodate videos, music, and other installations. They hope to raise a total of $12,000. Visit for more information.

Deadlines and Reminders

Submit an Entry to 'Dear Mom and Dad' 

Seniors: Honor your parents and family members by submitting an entry to "Dear Mom and Dad." Entries will be highlighted in the Parents Buzz newsletter as well as on the Parents and Families website. Send submissions or questions to Submissions should be 60 words or less, with an option to include one photo. The submission deadline is Wednesday, May 4.

This Week

Launch Party for 'Surve' App

Four digital media studies majors built a mobile application called surve to help reduce food waste. The students will host a study break from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 2, on the first floor of Rettner Hall where they will be giving away free pizza in exchange for downloading the app. 

'Beach Ball Event' to Support Summer Learning for City Students

"Summer Learning is a Ball," an event benefiting city students taking part in the University’s summer enrichment program Horizons at Warner, will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in Wilson Commons. Sign the eight-foot beach ball that Horizons students will use throughout the six-week program on River Campus, and Ralph Honda will donate $1 for every signature.

Take a Study Break at the Libraries on Monday

Relax and enjoy snacks in Rush Rhees and Carlson Libraries at 9 p.m. Monday, May 2. There will be snacks and desserts, on the second floor of Carlson Library. There will be pizza and fruit, in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. 

Holy Day of Obligation Mass

Join the Catholic Newman Community to celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the sanctuary of the Interfaith Chapel. All are invited to attend. Contact with questions.
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