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@Rochester — Aug. 15, 2007


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Mostly Sunny, High 79°
Tomorrow: Scattered Storms, High 82°

In Today's Issue

  • Freshman Move-In to Affect Parking
  • Berk Appointed to State Stem Cell Board
  • Book Sale for University Libraries
  • Event Highlight: Healthcare Provider CPR Class
  • Rochester in the News: Library Project to Learn More about Undergrads, Laurence Jacobs on New Approach to Health Insurance
  • In Higher Ed: Meeting Classmates the High-Tech Way

News and Announcements

Freshman Move-In to Affect Parking
Freshmen in the College will arrive for move-in on Tuesday, August 28. Expect a significant impact on parking and traffic flow. Valentine Lot, Park Lot, and Intercampus Lot will be reserved for move-in. Employees who park in these lots will be relocated to the River Road Lot (shuttle service provided from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or Wilson North Lot. View a River Campus parking map online. Direct questions about parking to 275-3983.  

Berk Appointed to State Stem Cell Board
Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk has been tapped to serve on the Empire State Stem Cell Board, the organization that will oversee distribution of approximately $600 million in biomedical research funding. Berk was appointed to the panel by Senator Malcolm Smith (St. Albans), the Democratic leader in the State Senate. Smith will be visiting the Medical Center today to announce Berk's appointment at 11 a.m. in the LeChase Room (G-9576) in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. (See a related Democrat and Chronicle report.)    Read more...

Book Sale for University Libraries
The Friends of the University Libraries is sponsoring its 35th annual book sale on Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library. All types of books are available from histories and romance novels to children's books, classic literature, and travel. A special $3 bag sale will run from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 275-4461.   Read more...


August 16
Healthcare Provider CPR Class: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR. To register, call 275-7666. Office for Educational Resources (2-7500), Medical Center. 5 to 9 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 17 Issue)
"An Anthropologist in the Library"
The feature spotlights research by anthropologist Nancy Fried Foster and Susan Gibbons, associate dean of public services and collection development for River Campus Libraries. Foster has studied Rochester undergraduates for the past few years as part of a project sponsored by the River Campus Libraries. The goal is to learn more about how undergraduates conduct research, study, and spend their time. "This has forced us all to abandon our preconceptions of what college is like now," says Gibbons. (See a related Chronicle report about Rush Rhees Library renovations.)   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (August 14)
"Open Doors to Medical Care to All; Adopt Single-Payer System in U.S."
"Our patchwork nonsystem of competing health care insurances, with its profit motive driving denial of care and of physician choice, is clearly failing. It needs to be replaced by a more rational and humane method of assuring universal coverage and care for all our citizens," writes Laurence Jacobs, professor of medicine emeritus, in a guest essay.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Washington Post (August 14)
"On Campus, Trying to Connect"
"Today's freshmen will have made e-contact with their roommates before they arrive on campus. But does so much connectivity make the transition harder?"   Read more...

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