University of Rochester

@Rochester — June 4, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Cloudy with Thunderstorms, High 76°
Tomorrow: Chance of Showers, High 70°

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester to Host Gandhi Institute
  • University Has Highest Participation in Chase Corporate Challenge
  • Summer Stargazing, Tours at Mees Observatory
  • Reminder: Rochester Scholars Application Deadline
  • Event Highlight: Health Care Plan Meeting
  • Rochester in the News: Tracking World Trade Center Illnesses
  • In Higher Ed: Annual Report from the National Center for Education Statistics

News and Announcements

Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence Relocates to University
The University will be the new home of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, which was founded by the grandson of the Indian humanitarian to promote his ideals internationally through educational programs.   Read more...

University Has Highest Participation in Chase Corporate Challenge
More than 340 faculty, staff, and students represented the University at the May 31 Chase Corporate Challenge. A coed team from the University took first place, and a men's and women's team both took second place.   Read more...

Summer Stargazing, Tours at Mees Observatory
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers free public tours at Mees Observatory in the Bristol Hills during June, July, and August. Tours start at 8 p.m. on select Friday and Saturday evenings, and include a presentation on astronomy, a tour of the Gannett House and observatory, and, when skies are clear, a chance to observe the Moon, planets, and deep sky objects. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 275-4385.   Read more...

Reminder: Rochester Scholars Application Deadline
The application deadline for Rochester Scholars is Friday, June 8. Students currently in grades 8 to 11 can register for a course that explores forensics, marketing, engineering, screenplay writing, dentistry, psychology, and more. The University community discount is available for children and grandchildren of faculty, staff, and alumni. To register, call the Special Programs Office at 275-2344. For more information or to download the brochure and application, visit   


June 4
Health Care Plan Meeting: Schlegel Hall 407. 3 to 4:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

CBS News (May 31)
"Doctor Sees Blood Cancers In WTC Program"
"Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Rochester suggested tracking diseases for at least two decades through a New York City-based health registry that plans to monitor residents' and workers' health for 20 years."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (June 1)
"The Yearly Report Card"
"It's June 1, which can only mean one thing for education wonks: It's the deadline for another comprehensive report from the National Center for Education Statistics. Like previous reports, this one looks at myriad aspects of the state of education, from elementary school to college, with a special focus this year on high school course-taking patterns. But the findings on student aid might prove to be the most relevant for observers of higher education."   Read more...

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