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- Classes Canceled
on Future Martin Luther King Days
New Online Calendar
- Changes to Simon's
Executive MBA Program
- January Issue
of HR Intercom
Investing for Retirement, Forgiveness Exhibit Opens, Martin Luther
King Jr. Interfaith Service
- In the Headlines:
Lennie and Bigelow on Growth of the College, Ryan on the Psychology
of Video Games, Basketball Teams Win Chase Championships
Honor King, Classes Will Be Canceled in Future Years
The University will honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. by canceling
classes on Martin Luther King Day beginning in 2008 while continuing
the tradition of sponsoring special programs to remember the civil rights
Launches New Online Calendar of Events
The University has launched a new events calendar at www.rochester.edu/calendar.
Searchable by keyword and date, the calendar highlights events happening
on all University campuses. The site includes features such as RSS feeds,
an online submission form, and the option to download events to a desktop
Introduces Changes to Executive MBA Program
Based on feedback from students, corporate sponsors, and alumni, the
Simon School is introducing several changes to its Executive MBA program
to make it more flexible, such as an alternating week format, choice
of electives, and the option to complete the program in 19 months. Those
who would like to learn more can attend an upcoming Executive Experience
session on February 2. Register online at www.simon.rochester.edu/emba/info_reception.aspx.
Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter that provides up-to-date
information about Human Resources programs and procedures.
Retirement Program Information Session: “Understanding the University
of Rochester’s Retirement Program” and “Fundamentals
of Investing.” Office of Educational Resources (2-7608), Medical
Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
Exhibition Opening: The F Word: Images of Forgiveness. Interfaith
Chapel, 5 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Service: Interfaith Chapel, 6 p.m.
for more events.
in the News
Ed (January 16)
New Size of Critical Mass
Peter Lennie, Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts,
Sciences and Engineering, and Nicholas Bigelow, Lee A. DuBridge Professor
of Physics and chair of the Faculty Senate, discuss plans for growth
in the College, particularly increases in undergraduate enrollment and
the number of faculty. “Being unusually small—our faculty
is not much more than half that of peer schools—limits the scope
of our programs and departments,” says Lennie.
Post (January 15)
Video Games May Be Hard to Give Up
"We think there's a deeper theory than the fun of playing,"
says lead investigator Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, about
new research that indicates people play video games to fulfill basic
and Chronicle (January 14)
Women Rally to Win Chase Title
Rolls by Geneseo to Win Chase Men's Title
Coverage highlights championship victories this weekend by the men's
and women's basketball teams in the JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Tournament.
Also see game coverage at www.rochester.edu/athletics.
Ed (January 15)
about the Gender Gap
"The growing gender gap in college enrollments and outcomes is
a vexing problem, and no single, simple explanation or potential solution
exists. But a new survey of incoming freshmen suggests that those concerned
about the college performance of men might focus their attention on
getting high-school boys to turn off their Play Station 3’s and
hit the books."
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