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@Rochester -- Jan. 29, 2007

snow showers

Monday's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High: 19°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High: 25°

In Today's Issue

  • Anthony Legacy Dinner
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • February Soccer Clinic
  • Computer Science Professor Named Fellow
  • How to Start Exercising
  • Event Highlight: Wake up in Wilson
  • Rochester in the News: Epstein on Evaluating Medical Students, Pipher Joins National Women's Hall of Fame
  • In Higher Ed: Concerns about Wikipedia

News and Announcements

Anthony Legacy Dinner Celebrates Women's Accomplishments
The annual Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner pays tribute to the suffragist's campaign to win women admission to the University and honors the achievements of student leaders, faculty, staff, and alumni. This year's event, cosponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the University Women's Club, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, in the May Room of Wilson Commons.

Getting SAD Is More Than Having the Blues
While many people believe that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) amounts to feeling gloomy in the winter, a University research review emphasizes that SAD is actually a subtype of major depression and should be treated as such.

February Soccer Clinic for Boys and Girls
Register now for the UR Soccer Clinic offered from February 19 to 21 at the Goergen Athletic Center for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. Daily sessions from 9:30 a.m. to noon will include technical exercises, tactical exercises, small-sided games, and scrimmages. The cost is $75. For more details, contact Jared Micklos, assistant coach of the men's soccer team, at or 275-2185.

Scientist Named Fellow of Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery has honored Michael L. Scott, professor of computer science, for his contributions to system software for parallel and distributed computing, naming him a Fellow for 2006.

Class Offers Tips on How to Start an Exercise Program
Michael Washington, a certified fitness specialist from the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, will discuss how to start exercising and achieve a fitness goal. The information session, sponsored by Well-U, will be held on Wednesday, January 31, at the Medical Center and Thursday, February 1, on the River Campus. Register online at or by calling 275-2437.

Event Highlight

January 31
Wake up in Wilson: Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

See for more events.

Rochester in the News

The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 26)
"A Glance at the Current Issue of The New England Journal of Medicine: Testing Medical Residents
The report highlights a recent article by Ronald Epstein, professor of family medicine and psychiatry, that examines effective ways for faculty members to evaluate medical students.

Democrat and Chronicle (January 26)
Hall of Fame Adds UR Scientist
Judith Pipher, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, comments on her recent induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame. "I'm extremely honored and humbled, I must say," Pipher says. "All you have to do is glance at the list of people in the Hall of Fame to know you're in pretty special company."

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (January 26)
A Stand Against Wikipedia
"As Wikipedia has become more and more popular with students, some professors have become increasingly concerned about the online, reader-produced encyclopedia."

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