University of Rochester

@Rochester — April 11, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 41°
Tomorrow: Flurries, High 46°

In Today's Issue

  • Seligman and Slaughter Announce Research Center
  • Domestic Water Line Project to Affect Elmwood Avenue
  • Bookstore Hosts Graduation Fair
  • Run/Walk for Health Benefits UR Well
  • Night Owl Librarians
  • The African-American and Latino Leadership Open House
  • Event Highlight: Humanities Project/Pursuit of Happiness
  • Rochester in the News: Seligman on New York State Stem Cell Research Funding, Curry on English in Scholarly Publishing
  • In Higher Ed: The Ed.D. Versus the Ph.D.

News and Announcements

U.S. Congresswoman Slaughter Announces $1.8 Million for Nanosystems Initiative
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and President Seligman have announced $1.8 million in funding to start the Nanosystems Initiative, a new nanotechnology research center.   Read more...

Domestic Water Line Tie-in Project
The entrance to Eastman Dental Center Parking Lot will be closed on Monday, April 16, in preparation for the Domestic Water Line Tie-in Project. Vehicular traffic will need to enter and exit from the Townehouse Parking Lot. Also, the intersection of East Drive and Elmwood Avenue will be closed on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m. Traffic on Elmwood Avenue will be rerouted. Traffic entering the parking garage will need to follow directional signs to the Hospital Drive entrance. Direct questions and comments to Dan McGraw at 273-1959. To subscribe to Facilities Notifications, visit  

River Campus Bookstore Hosts Graduation Fair
The annual Graduation Fair returns on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the River Campus Bookstore in the Frederick Douglass Building.    Read more...

Run/Walk for Health Benefits UR Well
Registration is open for the 5K Rochester Run/Walk for Health. The annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. in Genesee Valley Park. To register, visit (reference event number 1422160) or print out and mail in a registration form from All proceeds benefit UR Well, a student outreach program at the St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center.  

Night Owl Librarians
Librarians will be available at the Reference desk on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library until 11:00 p.m on Sundays and Mondays for the rest of April. If you have questions, please call the Rush Rhees Reference desk at 275-4478 or email  

The African-American and Latino Leadership Open House
The Human Resources Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion and the United Way of Greater Rochester invite faculty and staff to attend the African-American and Latino Leadership Development Programs Open House on April 25 in the LeChase Assembly Room (G-9576) at the Medical Center at 5:30 p.m. RSVP on/or before April 23 to 275-2200 or    Read more...


April 11
Humanities Project/Nature and Pursuit of Happiness Speaker: "The Value of Happiness." Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 7 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 10)
"New York State Approves $600-Million for Stem-Cell Research"
President Seligman says the $600-million Empire State Stem Cell Trust Fund sends "a very fundamental message from state government" and "will provide the institutional glue to keep great scientists in the State of New York."   Read more...

Science Careers (April 6)
"Moving Out of the Shadows: Publishing From the Rest of the World"
"The pressure on scholars around the world to publish in English is really growing," says Mary Jane Curry, assistant professor at the Warner School.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 10)
"Envisioning a New Ed.D."
"A new project to re-envision the education doctorate, or the Ed.D., at 21 universities nationwide grows out of the basic premise that there's no clear distinction between the Ed.D., in theory the professional practice degree, and the more research-oriented Ph.D. in education."   Read more...

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