University of Rochester

@Rochester — June 26, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Hazy Sunshine, High 92°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny with Storms, High 89°

In Today's Issue

  • Summer Series Explores Community Health Issues
  • Brighton Student Receives Jazz Scholarship to Eastman
  • River Campus Sealcoating Project
  • Session Covers Benefits after Retirement
  • Safety Corner: Reporting Employee Injuries
  • Event Highlight: IMPROVFest Organ Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Review of Joan Shelley Rubin's Latest Book, Clifford Smith on Private-Equity Group Stocks
  • In Higher Ed: The Nursing Education Dilemma

News and Announcements

Summer Series Explores Community Health Issues
The Center for Community Health is launching Summer in the City, a noon-hour panel discussion series that will explore the challenges involved in working to improve some of our region's toughest public health issues.    Read more...

Brighton Student Receives Jazz Scholarship to Eastman
scholarship ceremonyKarl Stabnau of Brighton is this year's recipient of the Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music scholarship. He will start his studies in jazz saxophone at Eastman School and in physics in the College this fall.   Read more...

River Campus Sealcoating Work Continues
The roadway sealcoating project is expected to continue through June 30 along the entire length of Intercampus Drive from Park Lot to Wilson Blvd., along the remaining portion of Wilson Blvd. at Intercampus Drive, and along the remaining portion of Wilson Blvd. at the Elmwood Ave. entrance. One lane of traffic will be open at all times. The campus-wide project is expected to continue through August 20. For the latest updates, subscribe to the Facilities and Services listserv.    Read more...

Session Covers Benefits after Retirement
The Benefits Office is holding an information session about post-retirement benefits on June 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Medical Center, OER (2-7545). The session will cover eligibility and cost sharing will be discussed. In addition, a representative from TIAA-CREF will discuss saving for retirement and the distribution options available at retirement.   Read more...

Safety Corner: Reporting Employee Injuries
Environmental Health and Safety offers tips for University employees on when, why, and how to accurately report employee injuries.   Read more...


June 26
IMPROVFest Organ Concert: Sponsored by the Eastman School. Performance at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word (597 East Avenue). 8 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (June 24)
"The Ordinary Reader"
Joan Shelley Rubin's Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America is reviewed. In the book, Rubin, professor of history, examines how American readers invested poems with meanings and emotions connected to their personal experiences.    Read more...

Christian Science Monitor (June 25)
"Has Boom in Going Private Hit Its Peak?"
Clifford Smith Jr., Louise and Henry Epstein Professor of Business Administration and professor of finance at the Simon School, comments on the recent trend among private-equity groups to offer shares for sale to investors.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (June 22)
"The Nursing Education Dilemma"
"The market for nursing graduates remains hot, and plenty of students are vying for those open positions. Enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by nearly 8 percent in 2006 from the previous year. . . . But for colleges of nursing, the increasing demand to accommodate more students presents a dilemma: Who will teach them?"   Read more...

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