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@Rochester — Dec. 12, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Part-time Faculty, Staff Get Health Care Reductions
  • Eastman Dental Center Lands Grant for Teledentistry
  • Nominations Sought for Susan B. Anthony Award
  • February Break Soccer Clinic
  • 'Pedestrian Photographs' Exhibit
  • Event Highlight: African Film Screening: Sankofa
  • Rochester in the News: Bernard Weiss and Shanna Swan On Chemical in Canned Infant Formula; Mark Zupan Discusses Corporate Use of Universities' Nanotech Labs
  • In Higher Ed: Harvard to Aid Middle Class Students

News and Announcements

Part-time Faculty, Staff Get Health Care Reductions
The University’s contribution to the health care costs for regular part-time faculty and staff who meet certain criteria has changed. A larger contribution will be provided by the University to these employees’ health care plans beginning Jan. 1. University leadership has decided to reduce the costs for part-time faculty and staff who earn $100,000 or less and who have at least five years of University service. Read more... 

Eastman Dental Center Lands a $532K Grant for Teledentistry
Eastman Dental Center has landed a five-year, $532,000 grant to explore teledentistry, a novel approach that uses an intraoral camera to image teeth and tooth surfaces. The grant was awarded by the National Institutes of Health.  Read more... 

Nominations Sought for Susan B. Anthony Award
The Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership seeks nominations for the Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominees should have a strong affiliation with the University and a “lifetime” of significant achievements. Submit nominee's name, contact information and qualifications by Dec. 21 to RC Box 270435, 4-145 Dewey Hall, by fax at 242-5810, or by e-mail to The award will be presented at the annual Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner on Feb. 7. 

February Break Soccer Clinic
Registration is open for the University’s three-day soccer clinic during the school break, Feb. 18 to 20. Held in the Goergen Athletic Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the clinic is for girls and boys ages 7 to 12 and costs $100, due in full with the application. The first 50 registrants are guaranteed spaces. For more information, contact Chris Apple at 275-5630 ( or John Spuhler at 275-2185 (

Pedestrian Photographs'Pedestrian Photographs' Exhibit
Through Jan. 31 at the Memorial Art Gallery enjoy a 40-photo exhibit of street life in New York city by Larry Merrill, longtime director of the gallery's Creative Workshop. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a book of Merrill's photographs with essays by noted author Wendell Berry and the gallery's chief curator Marjorie B. Searl. Read more... 


Wednesday, Dec. 12
Africa Film Series Screening—Sankofa: Morey Hall 314. 5 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

ABC News (Dec. 10)
"Chemical in Infant Formula Cans Sparks Concern"
Bernard Weiss, professor of environmental medicine, and Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and
director of environmental medicine in the Center for Reproductive Epidemiology, warn that a chemical found in the inner lining of infant formula cans could harm babies. "BPA acts like an estrogen, and infants are being exposed to this hormonelike chemical at a particularly sensitive time, when estrogen-dependent development is occurring rapidly," says Swan.  Read more...

Washington Post (Dec. 11)
"Nanotech Firms Find Room on Campus"
Simon School Dean Mark Zupan discusses the corporate use of nanotechology laboratory space run by universities.
(Also reported by BusinessWeek, Forbes, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, Newsday, Associated Press,  and others.) Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Dec. 11)
"Harvard to Aid Students High in Middle Class
"Harvard University announced on Monday that it would significantly increase the financial aid it offered to middle-class and upper-middle-class students, seeking to allay concerns that elite colleges are becoming too expensive for even relatively well-off families."  Read more...

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