University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Jan. 31, 2007

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Wednesday's Forecast:
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In Today's Issue

  • Larson Named Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education
  • Awards Recognize Medical Center Employees
  • Rochester Scholars Program for Teens
  • Visiting Nurse Service Supports National Campaign
  • Alumnae Performances
  • Event Highlight: Retirement Info. Session
  • Rochester in the News: Dorsey on the Rise of Parkinson's, Rochester's Efforts to Promote Sustainability in Dining
  • In Higher Ed: Democrats' 2007 Budget Proposals

News and Announcements

Literacy Scholar Appointed to Endowed Professorship Honoring Michael W. Scandling
A renowned scholar on literacy, Joanne Larson has been named the Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education at the Warner School. Professor and chair of the teaching and curriculum program, Larson is well known for her research and publications in language and literacy.

Board Excellence Awards Recognize Employees, Teams
During the annual meeting of the Medical Center Board on January 29, Chairman Robert Hurlbut presented the 2006 Chairman’s Excellence Awards to employees whose professional and personal standards exemplify quality patient care.

Rochester Scholars Offers Winter-Break Program for Teens
Rochester Scholars is now accepting registrations for the February 19 to 23 winter break session. The program offers 22 noncredit classes for students in grades 9 to 12 and 10 noncredit classes for students in grades 6 to 8 in the sciences, social sciences, engineering, and humanities. To register or for more information, call 275-2344 or visit

Visiting Nurse Service Helps Launch National Campaign
Representatives from Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester and Monroe County, including President and CEO Vicky Hines, recently joined IPRO, New York State's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, in launching the 2007 Home Health in Quality Improvement National Campaign.

Alumnae Take Stage with Solo Performances
Two Rochester alumnae return to campus next month to present one-woman shows exploring the complications that arise in exploring family histories.

Event Highlight

February 1
Understanding the University's Retirement Program: Office of Educational Resources (2-7545), Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m.

See for more events.

Rochester in the News

Newsday (January 29)
Parkinson's Is on the Rise
The report highlights new research by neurologist and senior instructor E. Ray Dorsey and his Medical Center colleagues that indicates the number of people with Parkinson's disease will increase from 4.1 million people worldwide to 8.7 million in the next 25 years. (See the Medical Center news release.)

Democrat and Chronicle (January 28)
Socially Conscious Menus in Vogue on Campus
The article examines University efforts to incorporate locally grown and organic foods into campus dining.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (January 30)
Democratic Leaders in Congress Propose Increases for Scientific Research and Pell Grants in 2007 Budget
"Late Monday night Congress's Democratic leadership proposed a spending bill for the rest of the 2007 fiscal year that would provide comparatively large increases for the maximum Pell Grant award and for physical-sciences and biomedical research."

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