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@Rochester — Aug. 27, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: Warner School Mourns Death of Professor Jerry Rubenstein
  • 2007 Goergen Awards Praise Faculty, Staff
  • Eastman School Move-In Starts Today
  • Reminder: College Move-In to Affect Parking
  • ACL Injury Prevention Program
  • Event Highlight: Women's Glee Club Auditions
  • Rochester in the News: Jion-Dong Li on Lethal Pneumonia, William Schwert on the Market Influence of Scholarly Research
  • In Higher Ed: Educating for Responsibility

Special Message

Warner School Mourns Death of Professor Jerry Rubenstein
The University community is mourning the loss of Gerald Rubenstein, 63, who died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday. Rubenstein had served the University since 1970 in various capacities and was most recently a part-time associate professor of counseling at the Margaret School. Rubenstein '70W (EdD) also was a psychotherapist in private practice.   Read more...

News and Announcements

2007 Goergen Awards Praise Faculty, Staff
The University will recognize the recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering during the College's annual Convocation on Friday, September 7.   Read more...

Eastman School Move-In Starts Today
Orientation and move-in for new students at the Eastman School begins today. Students will attend an information fair, welcome picnic, e-services expo, and more. Classes begin September 4.   Read more...

Reminder: College 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.  

ACL Injury Prevention Program Rolls Out to Monroe County High Schools
University Sports Medicine is offering a program called PEP (Prevent injury, Enhance Performance) to 24 high schools in Monroe County. The program aims to reduce the risk of ACL tears, an injury more common among female athletes.    Read more...


Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Women's Glee Club Auditions: Todd Union 108. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

MSNBC (August 23)
"Study Reveals Why Pneumonia is so Deadly"
"What we found is a possible mechanism and a possible solution for a very lethal pneumonia," says Jian-Dong Li, professor of microbiology and immunology, discussing recent findings that a common cause of pneumonia causes fatal bleeding in the lungs. The research "not only suggests how better to treat this disease, but also that we should think twice about whether standard drug treatments are doing more harm than good."    Read more...

Wall Street Journal (August 24)
"How the 'Quant' Playbook Failed"
Research by Simon School's William Schwert, distinguished professor of finance and statistics, on scholarly research and market forces is cited in a report about recent "quantitative" hedge fund losses.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 24)
"Educating for Responsibility"
"While many students are deeply engaged in service and their communities, and aspire to keep such commitments after graduation, plenty aren't—even at institutions that boast about promoting such values. A long-term research project seeks to determine whether such values can be taught and, if so, how they are taught."   Read more...

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