Simon School offers scholarships to winners of contest

On March 5, The William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration will launch an online competition with a grand prize of full tuition for one business student.
The competition will require participants to develop full business strategies and solutions to six critical business decisions, and was established to draw attention to the Simon M.B.A. program.

A full tuition scholarship to the Simon M.B.A. program is valued at over $83,500. Three partial-tuition scholarships will also be awarded to runner-ups in the contest.
The deadline for registration in the competition is March 3. Then, on May 7, participants will present their solutions to a committee made up of Simon School administrators and faculty.

Warner School reaches out to help local teachers

Thirty teachers from Rochester will forgo their time off during winter break to participate in an early mathematics education workshop led by the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

The workshop, called ‘Developing Mathematical Ideas,” is a part of the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program. It aims to give teachers insight into the ways that their students interpret and think about mathematics, especially the decimal system and early number systems.

Participants will do the same math their students do, read written cases from classrooms, observe video logs of classroom cases and participate in group discussions. For donating their time the teachers will receive 30 instructional professional development hours through the Rochester City School District’s MSP grant program.

UR loses faculty member

Althea Lawson, an environmental services worker in the Facilities department, passed away on Monday, Feb. 8. She was 52.
Lawson, a Rochester resident, joined UR in 1998. Last year, she was a Staff Award recipient for 10 years of service to the UR. On Monday, the University flag was lowered to half-staff in memory of Lawson.

Upcoming AlertUR test

The AlertUR system will undergo its first test of the semester at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, so students will see e-mails, texts and voicemails from the system.
AlertUR is designed to send mass alerts to the undergraduate population during major emergencies. The test will both activate the system and make sure that it is functioning properly. The scheduled time does not conflict with any scheduled activities.
One of the main goals of UR Communications was to make the test transparent to the student body so that students on the River and Eastman Campuses are prepared.
The Communications office also stresses the importance of keeping your contact information up-to-date in the AlertUR system. Students can update their information at by signing in with their NetID.

Justin Fleming is a member of the class of 2013.
Information courtesy of UR Communications.

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