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@Rochester — Aug. 23, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Political Science Department Ranked Fourth in the Nation
  • Well-U September Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Libraries Friends' 35th Annual Book Sale
  • Rochester in the News: Douglas Lowry on WXXI-TV
  • In Higher Ed: Panel on Virginia Tech Shooting Issues Report

News and Announcements

Political Science Department Ranked Fourth in the Nation
The Department of Political Science was recently ranked fourth in two national studies that measure the quality of graduate students produced by the program, based on their job placements and how often their research is cited. Randall Stone, director of graduate studies and an associate professor in the department, talks about Rochester's focused approach to graduate work in a story on the new job placement study in Inside Higher Ed.   Read more...

Sign Up for the Well-U September Challenge
Employees who join America on the Move—a free fitness and online tracking program—during September have a chance to win prizes, including an Apple iPod Shuffle or a $500 gift card. During September, faculty and staff can take advantage of other activities such as cooking demonstrations and pedometer giveaways. To learn more, call 273-5240 or visit the Well-U Web site.    Read more...


August 24 and 25
Libraries Friends' 35th Annual Book Sale: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

"Need to Know," WXXI-TV (August 24)
"Douglas Lowry on WXXI-TV"
This week's episode of WXXI-TV’s weekly news program “Need to Know” features an interview with new Eastman Dean Douglas Lowry. The segment is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Friday, August 24, and repeat at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 26, on WXXI-TV 21 (cable channel 11).    Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (August 22)
"Panel on Virginia Tech Shooting Issues Report"
“An internal report by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute about the April massacre on its campus calls for better communication about troubled students, more locks on classroom doors and improved communication to ensure that students are alerted to a campus-wide crisis.”   Read more...

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