Tools Search Main Menu

ISO Student News: 10/17/2017

Table of Contents

  1. UHS Flu Vaccine Clinic - Thursday, October 19 (more)
  2. Grant Opportunities for Women from Other Countries (more)
  3. Career Forum for Bilingual Speakers of English and Japanese (more)
  4. Join a Family for Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 23 (more)
  5. Campus Focus: URCSSA Alumni Summit (10/26) & Annual Diwali Event (10/28) (more)



UHS Flu Vaccine Clinic - Thursday, October 19

UHS Flu Clinic - Thursday, October 19
11:00AM to 6:00PM
Georgen Athletic Center, River Campus

The University Health Service (UHS) will hold its annual campus-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, October 19 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM in the Field House in the Goergen Athletic Center. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome. No appointment is needed, but please bring your University ID and health insurance card. Save time by bringing a completed Flu Vaccine Consent Form and a copy of your health insurance card (front and back). Students and UHS patients with high risk health conditions or who are not available to come to the clinic can schedule an appointment at UHS to receive the flu vaccine. The number to call to schedule an appointment is +1 585-275-2662. 

UHS will also hold a flu vaccine clinic at the Eastman School of Music in the Cominsky Promenade on Tuesday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For questions, write to


Grant Opportunities for Women from Other Countries

Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG), established in 1981, "provide grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries." The MMEG US/Canada grant program offers scholarships to women from other countries who are completing degrees in the United States or Canada and who are committed to improving the wellbeing of women and children in developing countries. Students must be at least 25 years old at time of application and a national from an eligible country. In the past, individual MMEG Scholarships of up to $15,000 have been awarded in the US/Canada program. For complete information about the MMEG US/Canada grant program, scholarship eligibility, online application instructions and deadlines, please see the organization’s website: The application process is open now and available until January 15, 2018. You may submit questions about this grant by email to


Career Forum for Bilingual Speakers of English and Japanese

Boston Career Forum – November 17 to 19
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Boston, Massachusetts

DISCO International will also hold its annual Boston Career Forum, the World's largest Japanese-English bilingual job fair, from November 17 to 19. Over 200 companies will participate in this job fair, which makes it a wonderful opportunity to seek an internship or full-time job regardless of your major or background. Please visit their website if you are interested and for qualifying details: $100 Travel Scholarships are available for this forum for students traveling from New York. 


Join a Family for Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 23

Thursday, November 23 will mark the US Thanksgiving holiday! This classic American tradition is generally celebrated in family gatherings, with plenty of good food and good times. Members and friends of Rochester Global Connections will invite Rochester area international students to join them for a holiday feast. If you will be in town over the break and would like to visit with a local family for Thanksgiving Dinner, consider signing up! Registration will be available soon. If you have a friendship volunteer, check with them before registering - they may be expecting you for dinner. 

Rochester Global Connections (RGC) is a community-based volunteer organization that provides services to international students and Department of State visitors in the Rochester area. The International Services Office (ISO) hosts RGC at the University of Rochester and co-sponsors many events and activities.


Campus Focus: URCSSA Alumni Summit (10/26) & Annual Diwali Night (10/28)

The ISO would like to share the following event details:

URCSSA 2017 2nd Alumni Summit – Cloud, Big Data, and AI
Thursday, October 26 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM
1400 Wegmans Hall , River Campus
Join the Chinese Student and Scholar Association at the University of Rochester (URCSSA) for its second Annual Alumni Summit. URCSSA has invited several famous alumni and professors from the computer science department who will discuss and share their thoughts on popular topics in the current computer science industry. The topic of this year's alumni summit is "Cloud, Big Data, and AI." The purpose of this event is to build a bridge between current students and the alumni, and give them a chance to communicate. Alumni will also share their experiences with students and give them advice regarding their student life and career at UR. Free snacks will be offered at the event. All at UR are welcome to attend, and a student ID is not required.

Diwali Night
Saturday, October 28 - 6:00PM to 11:00PM
May Room, Wilson Commons, River Campus
Rochester Indian Association’s flagship event, URJA 2017 (Diwali Night), will be celebrated on October 28, 2017. Diwali, the Festival of Light, symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. It is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in India during which time people celebrate the triumph of good over evil by lighting up their streets and homes with lamps and candles on the darkest new moon night. This UR event will offer the opportunity to experience traditional Indian music and dance, a play, and an open Bollywood dance floor! Tickets are available at the Common Market. Tickets include light Indian snacks. Email with any questions.   


Editor: Lena Ovcharov, Immigration Advisor