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@Rochester -- Feb. 13, 2007

snow showers


Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High: 14°
Tomorrow: Heavy Snow, High: 18°

In Today's Issue

  • UHS Wellness Fair
  • National Engineers Week
  • IdeaBounce for Teens
  • Downstairs Cabaret Discounts
  • Event Highlight: Commemorative Address by Jesse Jackson
  • Rochester in the News: Zupan on Environmental Studies, Keefer on Tests of an AIDS Vaccine
  • In Higher Ed: Background Checks on Researchers

News and Announcements

UHS Wellness Fair Part of 'Feel Fabulous in February' Event
University Health Service is sponsoring a wellness fair on Wednesday, February 14, from 11:30 to 1:30, in Wilson Commons. The fair will be held in conjunction with Wilson Commons Wednesday and will feature displays on fitness, nutrition, sexual health, and more. A Stairmaster Challenge, organized by Colleges Against Cancer, will have staff competing with students to raise funds for the Relay for Life.

National Engineers Week Kicks Off with ASME Egg Drop Competition
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is hosting an Egg Drop Design Competition from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16, in Wilson Commons in honor of National Engineers Week, which runs from February 18 to 24.

Enter Your Idea, Participate in IdeaBounce Event for Teens
Teenagers in 7th -to-12th grades from Western New York are invited to enter Rochester's first IdeaBounce event that supports and encourages young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice. February 15 is the deadline to register an idea.

Discounts Available for Downstairs Cabaret Premiere
Faculty, staff, and students who mention the University's Film and Media Studies program when making advance reservations for the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre's world premiere of Ava will receive a $5 discount on general admission ticket prices for February 15 to 17 performances. For more details, call 325-4370.

Event Highlight

February 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address: Rev. Jesse Jackson. Strong Auditorium, 6 p.m.

See www.rochester.edu/calendar for more events.

Rochester in the News

Los Angeles Times (February 12)
Business Schools Warming to Environmental Concerns
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, discusses a growing interest among business students to focus on environmental studies.

WebMD News (February 9)
AIDS/Smallpox Vaccine OK in Early Test
Michael Keefer, professor of medicine, comments on the results from human tests of an AIDS vaccine that uses a genetically engineered smallpox virus. Keefer is director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit, where some of the tests were conducted.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (February 11)
Critics Question Education Department’s Screening
"About 100 academic researchers have signed a letter of protest over the breadth of background checks."

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