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@Rochester -- Feb. 14, 2007

heavy snow


Today's Forecast:
Heavy Snow Warning, High: 16°
Tomorrow: Snow Squalls/Wind, High: 16°

In Today's Issue

  • Heavy Snowfall Expected
  • Basketball Tailgate Party
  • Career Workshops
  • Tips on Buying a Home
  • Tai Chi Classes
  • Event Highlight: Political Commentator John Harris
  • Rochester in the News: Changes to Simon's E.M.B.A. Program, Reddy on Hot Flashes in Women
  • In Higher Ed: Athletes and Eating Disorders

News and Announcements

Heavy Snowfall Expected Today
The National Weather Service has issued a heavy snow warning for the Greater Rochester area through 5 p.m. today. Total accumulations could exceed 12 to 18 inches, with blowing and drifting expected. For information about any disruptions in University operations caused by the weather, call 275-6111 or visit www.rochester.edu/working/emergency for the latest updates.

Back-to-Back Basketball and Indoor Tailgate Party
The Office of Alumni Relations and Friends of Rochester Athletics are sponsoring an indoor tailgate party in the Goergen Athletic Center on Sunday, February 18. The party from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will be preceded and followed by Yellowjacket basketball, with the men's team playing at noon and the women's team tipping off at 2 p.m. against Washington University. Admission to the party is $12, with children under 3 admitted free, and includes complimentary game tickets. To register, call 273-5888 or visit www.rochester.edu/alumni/regional.

Rochester Continuing Studies Offers Careers Workshop
A two-part workshop is being offered for those looking to make a career change or planning a job search. Participants will draft an effective resume and work with other participants and a career counselor to review and polish their resumes. The workshop also covers job search strategies, interview skills, and salary negotiations. Sessions will be held on February 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The registration fee is $45. Register and view the course description online.

Upcoming Sessions Offer Tips on Home Buying
The Financial Health Bites series continues with three upcoming sessions about home buying on February 20, March 6, and March 20. RSVP for the February 20 session by calling 292-1200.

Tai Chi Classes Start February 23
The Fitness & Wellness Center is offering a six-week tai chi course. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:20 p.m. beginning February 23. The cost is $48 and registration is due by February 16.

Event Highlight

February 15
Neilly Series Lecture: Political commentator John Harris. Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (February 13)
M.B.A. Programs Take Fast Track
The article highlights the Simon School's newly revamped E.M.B.A. program that offers a range of flexible options for students looking to balance work and family life. (Subscription required.)

Reno Gazette Journal (February 13)
Women Seek Out Remedies for Cooling Down Hot Flashes
"It's not unreasonable to try some of these 'natural' methods before proceeding (to prescription medications)," says Sireesha Reddy, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in an article about treatments for hot flashes.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (February 16)
What the Stopwatch Doesn't Tell
"Increasing numbers of college coaches are dealing with athletes' eating disorders, and the problem is particularly acute in sports like running, where a lean physique and unusually small frame can enhance performance."

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