University of Rochester

@Rochester — April 25, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Sign Virginia Tech Condolence Banner
  • Seminar on African-American Army Recruitment
  • Memorial Art Gallery Honors Asian Elders
  • United Way Campaign Goal
  • Engineering Seminars
  • Event Highlight: Black Nightingales
  • Rochester in the News: Research Links Parents' Stress and Children's Sickness, Nancy Stanwood Discusses Abortion Ruling
  • In Higher Ed: States Take Lead in Student Loan Cases

News and Announcements

University Community Invited to Sign Banner for Virginia Tech
All members of the University community are invited to sign a condolence banner that will be sent to the Virginia Tech community. Stop by Wilson Commons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25 to 27 to sign the banner. The event is sponsored by the Golden Key International Honor Society on behalf of the student body.  

Seminar on African-American Army Recruitment
Jeremy Saucier, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History, will discuss "African Americans and the Politics of Army Recruiting and Advertising, 1968-1973" today at 12:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.   Read more...

Memorial Art Gallery Honors Asian Elders
The Memorial Art Gallery will honor three Asian elders during Asian Pacific American Family Day on Sunday, May 6. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. and the recognition ceremony is at 2:30 p.m.   Read more...

Help the University Reach Its United Way Campaign Goal
Faculty, staff, and retirees have pledged more than $1,156,000 toward this year's United Way campaign goal of $1.3 million. As the campaign draws to a close, consider making a donation to support the more than 100 programs that collectively serve the needs of the Greater Rochester Community. A hundred percent of all donations go directly to help those in need. Pledge forms are available online.    Read more...

Seminars Examine Careers in Patent Law, Strategies for Protecting Inventions
Alumnus Michael A. Fisher, an attorney at the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert LLP, will present two seminars on the River Campus this week. He will discuss "Careers in Patent Law for Engineers and Scientists" today at 5 p.m. in Goergen Hall 101. On Thursday, he will offer advice on patents and protecting inventions in a talk titled "So You Want to Be a Technology Entrepreneur? Creating a Smart Patent Strategy for Your Company's Inventions" at 11 a.m. in Goergen Hall 101. For more details, contact Mark Bocko at 275-4879 or .   


April 25
Black Nightingales: "Lady Day, Ella, and Sassy." Hoyt Hall. 7 to 9 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Globe and Mail (April 24)
"Mom, You're Making Me Sick"
"A new study suggests there might have been something else to blame for Matthew's frequent colds: his parents' stress. A research project by the University of Rochester published last month in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine showed that parents with more worries also had children who were sick more often."   Read more...

NPR Talk of the Nation (April 23)
"Stanwood Discusses Abortion on Talk of the Nation"
"The abortion debate erupts again after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, upholds a federal law banning a procedure called "intact dilation and extraction." Nancy Stanwood, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and activists on both sides of the issue talk about what the decision means."    Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 24)
"In U.S. Absence, States Take Lead in Student Loan Cases"
"State attorneys general around the country are stepping up their scrutiny of college lending practices in the absence of federal enforcement action, following a pattern that experts say has prevailed in some other major consumer investigations in recent years."   Read more...

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