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@Rochester -- Jan. 30, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Senior Wins Churchill Scholarship
  • Simon Listed 38th in the World by Financial Times
  • New Releases from Microsoft
  • Tips on Home Buying
  • Fun Fitness Camp for Kids
  • Event Highlight: Relay for Life
  • Rochester in the News: Warner on Stock Prices, Polyphonic.org, Seligman on Economic Development
  • In Higher Ed: Financial Aid

News and Announcements

Senior Awarded Churchill Scholarship
Robert Penna '07 has been awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship and will attend Cambridge University's Churchill College in the fall, pursuing a Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics—Part III of the Math Tripos.

Simon School Rises Among World's Top Business Schools in Financial Times Annual Survey
The Simon School is ranked 38th, up from 40th in 2006, among the world's top 100 business schools in an annual survey by the Financial Times of London. Simon tied for 22nd among United States business schools.

New Releases from Microsoft–What You Need to Know
Microsoft has released new versions of its three most popular products: Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007, and Internet Explorer 7.0. As with any major new release, it is recommended that users wait to purchase and install these in order to ensure productivity. University IT providers are working to test Windows-based and browser-based applications to determine compatibility with these new products. Full details can be found at www.rochester.edu/ITS/itscenter/msupdate.

Learn What to Expect When Buying a Home
The Financial Health Bites series continues with four information sessions that focus on the basics of home buying. The next session will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at the Medical Center at 7 p.m. RSVP at least five days in advance by calling 292-1220.

Fun Fitness Camp Offered during February Break
With activities like swimming and ice skating, why not bring the kids to work? Fun Fitness Camp at the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 19 to 23. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 12. For more information, call 275-2706, or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/wellness/youth.cfm.

Event Highlight

January 31
Colleges Against Cancer: Relay for Life kick-off. May Room, Wilson Commons, 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (January 27)
Ouster of CEO Doesn't Mean Stock Is Suddenly a Bargain
A report about recent CEO departures and the effect on stock prices quotes Jerold Warner, Fred H. Gowen Professor of Business Administration and professor of finance at the Simon School. (Subscription required.)

Wall Street Journal (January 25)
Do Solo Auditions Harm Orchestras?
The Informed Reader, a blog featured on the Wall Street Journal's Web site, spotlights a recent online discussion about symphony orchestra auditions hosted on the Eastman School's Polyphonic.org.

Democrat and Chronicle (January 28)
Accelerate UR Momentum
In a guest essay, President Seligman highlights some of the region's strengths and the potential for more knowledge-based industries to spur economic development.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (January 27)
Cracking the Books for Financial Aid to College
"As the price of a degree at a private college shoots toward the cost of a Lamborghini, parents and grandparents are looking for a leg up as well as to correct mistakes that could cost them dearly when applying for need-based financial aid."

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