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- Seligman Discusses
- Friday Parking
- Group Life Insurance
- Student Leadership
- Humanities Project
Ossia, Heartburn Symptoms, Suicide Prevention Walk
- In the Headlines:
Seligman on NIH Funding, Gelbard on AIDS
Outlines Framework for Strategic Planning
In a presentation to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday, President Seligman
described the underlying framework for strategic planning at the University.
“The essence of strategic planning is prioritization. Central
to any effective strategic plan is an analysis of which current or new
programs should be emphasized. The plans are intended to be comprehensive
and address student life, the balance between undergraduate and graduate
education, our libraries and other resources that span the University.
. . . Few processes are more inclusive than strategic planning. The
schools and the Medical Center have already begun to work with their
faculties and academic and administrative leaders on draft plans. These
plans will be part of a broader conversation that also will involve
our alumni leaders, our students, and our staff.”
Weekend Affects Parking on Friday, October 6
More than 4,000 alumni, parents, and friends are expected to visit the
River Campus for Meliora Weekend, which kicks off on Friday, October
6. Parking could be congested on Friday when faculty and staff also
are on campus. No lots will be closed to staff. However, lots may fill
up quickly and staff may be redirected to other lots. Additional parking
will be available at 300 E. River Road, and shuttle service will be
provided from 11 a.m. on Friday to 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Life Insurance Carrier Announced
Effective November 1, Securian Life will be the insurance carrier for
the University of Rochester Life Insurance Plan (including both University-paid
life insurance and any employee-paid optional coverage). Open enrollment
for Group Universal Life Insurance, Group Optional Term Life Insurance,
and Term Life Insurance for Spouses/Domestic Partners and Dependent
Children is being held through October 25. Representatives from Securian
Life and the Benefits Office will be available to speak with faculty
and staff at the upcoming information/enrollment sessions that begin
on Thursday, October 5.
Project Launches New Web Site
Learn more about the Humanities Project, a year-long series of interdisciplinary
initiatives, and the upcoming line-up of speakers, films, symposia,
courses, conferences, panels, and performances, including "I, an
Actress" on Wednesday, October 4, at 8 p.m. at the Dryden Theatre
in George Eastman House. Part of the Lives of Performers project, the
program features classic films from the 1960s and 1970s that show Hollywood
glamour as interpreted by the New York Underground.
Nominations for the Women's Student Leadership Awards
The Rochester Center for Community Leadership is accepting nominations
for this year’s Susan B. Anthony Women's Student Leadership Awards.
Nominations can be submitted online
and are due by Friday, October 20, at 5 p.m. Contact Jason Smith at
x5-4085 or email@example.com
for more details.
Invite Back Alumni for Milestone Performance
More than 100 former Yellowjackets will join together on stage for a
special 50th anniversary concert during Meliora Weekend.
Ossia, a new music ensemble at the Eastman School, performs at 8 p.m.
in Kilbourn Hall.
Jeffrey Peters, professor of surgery, discusses heartburn symptoms,
causes, complications, and treatment options as part of the ‘Always
Better’ workshop series. His talk is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Strong
Memorial Hospital, Ambulatory Center Conference Room A-B.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, part of the Department
of Community and Preventive Medicine, is sponsoring an inaugural "Out
of the Darkness" community walk for suicide prevention on October
7 at 9 a.m. in Genesee Valley Park.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
School, and Memorial
in the News
of Rochester Gets $40 Million Federal Grant
A report about Tuesday's
announcement that NIH has awarded the School of Medicine and Dentistry
$40 million quotes President Seligman, who says the award "will
have a deep impact on the overall quality of research and expand collaborations
through upstate New York." (Related reports by the Pittsburgh
Post Gazette, USA
News, and many others.)
ABC News (October
Test Drugs That Fight NeuroAIDS
Harris Gelbard, professor of neurology, discusses his work as part of
a major new effort funded by the National Institutes of Health to find
the first brain-protecting treatments for dementia caused by AIDS.
Ed (October 4)
Data on Women and Work
"Yale researcher challenges Times article saying female
grads of elite colleges would choose children over jobs."
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