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@Rochester (June 30, 2016)
06.30.16: fighting 'summer slide'; discount card; 'Be in Balance' program; Rochester on Jeopardy; the best position for sleep
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Fighting the 'Summer Slide'

Summer vacation is upon us. And while kids often look forward to the break from their studies, studies show that the time off can lead to some back-sliding when it comes to learning. In a guest essay in the Democrat and Chronicle, Carol St. George, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, offers some background on the problem and some advice for parents on fighting it, while still enjoying the summer fun. Read more...

Program Offers Local, National Discounts

Get a free 2016 "my Better Benefits" card to enjoy discounts on hundreds of local and national products and services ranging from amusement parks to car rentals, movie tickets, online shopping and more. Employees can pick up a card at several University locations, request one by email, or download the card to their smartphones or tablets.  Read more...

It Pays to Eat Healthy

The University’s "Be in Balance" program aims to makes it easy for customers to select healthy foods in CafÉ 601. Those who purchase a "Be in Balance" item and fill out a loyalty card can win raffle prizes, including cafeteria gift cards, gym memberships, and Fitbits. The Be in Balance Rewards Card is sponsored by Well-U and URMC Food and Nutrition.

'Who Was George Eastman?' 

The final question on Tuesday night's Jeopardy hit close to home: "Before his death in 1932, he donated over $100 million, including $50 million to the University of Rochester." Only one of the three contestants wrote the correct answer—you knew it, right?

Rochester in the News

The Sleep Hack Neuroscience Says Gives Your Brain Optimal Rest, June 28
A neuroscience study suggests that of all sleep positions, one is most helpful when it comes to efficiently cleaning out waste from the brain: sleeping on your side. "It is interesting that the lateral [side] sleep position is already the most popular in humans and most animals—even in the wild," says Maiken Nedergaard, the Frank P. Smith Professor of Neurosurgery. "It appears that we have adapted the lateral sleep position to most efficiently clear our brain of the metabolic waste products that build up while we are awake."
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