July 31, 2007
Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 85°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 89°
- Special Student Issue of Currents on the Web
- Football Ranked in Preseason Poll
- Lyell Otis Children Have New, Safe Place to Play
- Kendrick Road Paving
- Eastman Web Site Wins Public Relations Award
- Event Highlight: Equal Pain, Equal Gain
- Rochester in the News: Jack Kampmeier on Rochester's Peer-Led Workshops, Guest Essay by Warner School's David Hursh
- In Higher Ed: The Residential Collage
Special Student Issue of Currents on the Web
View the latest issue of Currents and the annual Student Currents online. Highlights include a sneak peek at the new University logo, a look ahead to fall events, results from the Eat Well Live Well challenge, and much more.
Football Ranked in Preseason Poll
Rochester's gridiron success in 2006 has drummed up some preseason recognition with the 2007 season just over a month away. The Yellowjackets are among "Others Receiving Votes" in the preseason football poll issued by d3football.com.
Lyell Otis Children Have New, Safe Place to Play
Lyell Otis Neighborhood children in the City of Rochester have new, safer playground equipment at JP Riley Park. The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester, which is part of Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, joined forces with the Lyell Otis Neighborhood Association and the City of Rochester to secure a $60,000 Little Hands Allstate Foundation national grant to build a new structure.
Kendrick Road Paving
The Town of Brighton will be paving Kendrick Road between East River Road and the Canal from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. between Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2. Roads will remain accessible. Flag persons will be directing traffic. Use caution when driving through the area. Contact the Town of Brighton at 784-5250 with any questions.
Polyphonic.org Receives Recognition from the Public Relations Society of America
Polyphonic.org, a Web site designed for professional orchestral musicians, has been recognized by the Rochester Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America by recently receiving the Award of Excellence for a Not-for-Profit Website, and the PRism Element Award for a Not-for-Profit Press Kit.
Equal Pain, Equal Gain:
A look at how Rochester is closing the immunization gap. Part of the Summer in the City series. LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576), Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
The Chronicle of Higher Education (August 3)
"The Tough Road to Better Science Teaching"
The report on science teaching highlights undergraduate peer-led workshops at Rochester. "A major force in propagating the model were the students themselves," says Jack Kampmeier, professor emeritus of chemistry. "The peer leaders became absolutely invested in the model and became enthusiastic spokespeople for it." Kampmeier, along with Vicki Roth, dean of sophomores and director of learning
assistance services, introduced the model in the mid-1990s.
Democrat and Chronicle (July 29)
"Use an Array of Academic Yardsticks; Scrub Standardized Tests"
"In my view, No Child Left Behind needs to be significantly overhauled, if not rescinded. . . . If we are to improve education, it is crucial that we ask the right questions and carefully consider the evidence," writes David Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, in a guest essay.
New York Times (July 29)
"The Residential Collage"
"Since the mid-'90s, amid concerns about the marginalization of undergraduates, universities have sought ways to keep upperclassmen from moving off campus while providing more faculty interaction and supervision. Dozens have turned to the residential college, a system intended to dissolve the borders between the social and academic elements of campus life by gathering many of them under the same roof—literally."
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