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@Rochester — August 1, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 89°
Tomorrow: Hazy Sunshine, High 92°

In Today's Issue

  • Velarde Receives National Hispanic Health Leadership Award
  • New University Position for Editorial Director of Press
  • Undergraduate Students Present Summer Physics Research on Friday
  • Photographer Gives Lunchtime Lecture at Gallery
  • Understanding the University's Retirement Program
  • Event Highlight: Get Real! Action Camp Presentations
  • Rochester in the News: Anthea Butler on the Art of the Sermon
  • In Higher Ed: The Quest for 'Meaningful' Comparisons

News and Announcements

Velarde Receives National Hispanic Health Leadership Award
Cardiologist Gladys Velarde, associate professor of medicine and founder/director of the Strong Women's Heart Program, was recently awarded the Hispanic Health Leadership Award by the National Hispanic Medical Association for her commitment to improving health care for Hispanics and the underserved.   Read more...

New University Position for Editorial Director of Press
A key editorial staff position at the University of Rochester Press has been transferred from Boydell & Brewer to the provost's office, underscoring the work of the press as a University endeavor.   Read more...

Undergraduate Students Present Summer Physics Research on Friday
Students in the Physics and Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates Program will discuss their work at the annual Undergraduate Summer Research Presentations on Friday, August 3, in Room 106 of the Bausch & Lomb building. The presentations begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 3:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend any or all sessions.    Read more...

Photographer Gives Lunchtime Lecture at Gallery
Thursday, August 9, at the Memorial Art Gallery, Susan Lakin of Rochester gives the final lecture of a lunchtime series featuring artists of the 61st Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. The lecture begins at 11 a.m. in the Bausch & Lomb Parlor.    Read more...

Understanding the University's Retirement Program
The Benefits Office is hosting an information session on the University's retirement program and the fundamentals of investing in ACF-C Room (2-1361), Medical Center, at 1 p.m.   Read more...

Events

August 1
Get Real! Action Camp Presentations: Middle-school campers from the Horizons program present their findings on water quality and premiere their public service announcements. Interfaith Chapel. 12:30 p.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

NPR (July 30)
"Exploring the Art of the Sermon"
Anthea Butler, assistant professor of religion, discusses the elements of a good sermon as part of a month-long NPR News & Notes series on religion.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 31)
"The Quest for 'Meaningful' Comparisons"
"When college leaders criticize rankings or fend off questions about accountability, they frequently point to the National Survey of Student Engagement. NSSE (pronounced like the Loch Ness monster's nickname) surveys the views of first-year and fourth-year students on a variety of measures of engagement and colleges say that they use the detailed reports they receive to improve their offerings. There's one major problem from an accountability perspective: NSSE lets colleges decide whether to make public any or all of their data, so while national averages are released every year, it can be difficult or impossible for a prospective student to know how a college is doing."   Read more...

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