University of Rochester

@Rochester — July 19, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy with Storms, High 80°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 71°

In Today's Issue

  • Grant Will Bring Child Mental Health Nursing Education To Rural Communities
  • Get Real! Camp Mixes Fun with Science
  • Bookstores Offer Discount on New Harry Potter Book
  • Event Highlight: MAG Highlights Tour
  • Rochester in the News: University Research Investigating Video Games and Visual Perception
  • In Higher Ed: Educating Future Engineers

News and Announcements

Grant Will Bring Child Mental Health Nursing Education To Rural Communities
The School of Nursing has received nearly $300,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop distance education technologies, new online courses, and clinical training sites to prepare child psychiatric nurse practitioners and pediatric nurse practitioners specializing in behavioral mental health.   Read more...

Get Real! Camp Mixes Fun with Science as Kids Stir Up Waters at Charlotte Beach
A day at the beach takes on a whole new meaning for middle school campers participating in this year's Get Real! Environmental Action Camp. The program is guided by graduate students at the Warner School and was developed to help engage middle school students in authentic investigations about science problems.   Read more...

Bookstores Offer Discount on New Harry Potter Book
The River Campus Bookstore and Medical Center Bookstore are offering a 40 percent discount to the University community on Saturday, July 21, on purchases of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Priority will be given to preorders. The River Campus Bookstore is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Medical Center Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.  


July 19
MAG Highlights Tour: Docent-led tour of the collection. Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Guardian Unlimited, United Kingdom (July 17)
"Will Playing Games Create a Two-Tier Society?"
The report highlights research by Daphne Bavelier, associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences, and graduate student Shawn Green. They found that playing high-action video games can improve players' eyesight by changing the pathways their brains use to process visual information.   Read more...

In Higher Education

University Business (July Issue)
"The 'Creeping Crisis' in Engineering Education"
"In a Q&A, William Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering, challenges U.S. engineering schools to better prepare future professionals."   Read more...

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