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@Rochester — June 6, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High 64°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 80°

In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Describes 'Vital Ties' between University, Community
  • Health Care Plans Meeting Rescheduled
  • Online Survey of Child Care Needs
  • Vote to Help Senior Win Scholarship
  • Paving Affects Medical Center Lot 1
  • Correction: Retirement Meeting Held Today
  • Event Highlight: Art Lecture on Jackson Pollock Work
  • Rochester in the News: Philippe Fauchet on Advances in Efficient Silicon Chips
  • In Higher Ed: What Parents and Students Expect of Campus Visits

News and Announcements

President Seligman Describes 'Vital Ties' between University, Community
In his address to local alumni and friends at the annual Garden Party on Tuesday at the Memorial Art Gallery, President Seligman spoke about the University's role in local economic development, education, health care, and the arts. "We serve our community best by striving to be the most outstanding university we can be. Universities are catalysts for the economic progress that is the key to success in an increasingly knowledge-based society. Our ties to Rochester are vital and inextricable, and they are growing."    Read more...

Health Care Plans Meeting Rescheduled
Monday's canceled town hall meeting on the employee health care insurance task force has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 7, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Schlegel 407 on the River Campus. It's part of a series of meetings being held this week (see schedule below) to present the latest findings of President Seligman's task force. All faculty and staff eligible for the University Health Care Plans are invited to attend.

  • June 7: Whipple Auditorium (Medical Center), 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • June 7: Schlegel 407, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • June 8: Schlegel 407, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • June 8: Whipple Auditorium, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Online Survey of Child Care Needs
Knowledge Learning Corporation is conducting a survey of faculty and staff to determine present and future child care needs. The survey, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, is available online through June 20.    Read more...

Vote to Help Senior Win Scholarship
Cast a vote online by June 7 to help Brittany Oliver '08 win a $5,000 scholarship from American Eagle Outfitters for her participation in the University's Jumpstart program. Oliver is one of 10 Jumpstart participants from school's around the country selected to compete for the Spirit of Service Awards.    Read more...

Paving Affects Medical Center Lot 1
The south entrance and a portion of Medical Center Lot 1 and Lot 1 Evening will be closed on Thursday, June 7, and Friday, June 8, for paving repairs, sealing, and striping. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area. Also, all entrances and exits for Lot 1 will be closed on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10. Weekend parkers are asked to utilize the garage facility or other lots. Contact Glen Sicard at 275-1516 with questions.  

Correction: Retirement Meeting Held Today
Tuesday's @Rochester listed the wrong date for the information session "Understanding the University's Retirement Program." It will be held today at 1 p.m. in the HR Conference Room (1-6127) at the Medical Center.   Read more...


June 7
What's Up Lecture: Susan Daiss, director of education. Memorial Art Gallery. 5:30 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

New Scientist (June 4)
"'Energy Harvesting' Can Boost Optoelectronic Efficiency"
Philippe Fauchet, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Center for Future Health, comments on a new "energy harvesting" technique that could make fast silicon chips more efficient.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 5)
"Road Trip 101: Parents, Children Bring Different Expectations to College Visits "
"It's the college tour of 2007, and the summer edition is about to begin. For many adults, the road trip is one part of a college search process that has as much in common with their own as Google does with a print encyclopedia. Some information may be the same, but the breadth and scope are from another era."   Read more...

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