June 28, 2007
Today's Forecast: Morning showers, 76°
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, 77°
- City Apartments for University Begin Construction
- University Hosts Williams' Football Camp
- Program for At-Risk Infants and Mothers Recognized
- National Education Leader to Speak at Eastman Dental Center June 29
- Reminder: Rochester Scholars Jr. Application Deadline
- Event Highlight: Recital by Jazz Guitarist Sneider
- Rochester in the News: Tucker Talks about Williams
, Klein Discusses Impact of Candy Cigarettes
- In Higher Ed: Removing the Language Barrier
City Apartments for University Begin Construction
The University is collaborating with private developer Riverview Equity I, LLC who will build an apartment complex across the Genesee River from the River Campus where about 400 undergraduate students will live by fall 2008. A groundbreaking ceremony for Riverview Apartments, a five-building, 120-unit complex on South Plymouth Avenue near Barton Street, was held Wednesday.
University Hosts Roland Williams' Camp for Local Teenagers
This weekend 200 teens from across Monroe County will gather at the University for three days during the eighth annual Free Football & Life Skills Camp put on by the Youth Lifeline Foundation.
Program for At-Risk Infants and Mothers Recognized
Baby Love, a social work program for at-risk infants and mothers based out of Strong Memorial Hospital, has been recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State as one of the state's best examples of an institutional commitment to improve the health of the surrounding community.
National Education Leader to Speak at Eastman Dental Center June 29
A national leader in promoting minority advancement in science and math, Freeman Hrabowski III will be the keynote speaker at Eastman Dental Center's graduation ceremony at 5:15 p.m., June 29, at the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building, in the Class of '62 Auditorium.
Reminder: Rochester Scholars Jr. Application Deadline
The postmark application deadline for Rochester Scholars Jr. is Friday, June 29. Students entering grades 6 to 8 in fall 2007 can register for the summer session that runs July 30 to August 3. Discounts are available for children and grandchildren of University 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 www.rochester.edu/osp.
Eastman Community Music School Faculty Recital:
Jazz guitarist Bob Sneider. Kilbourn Hall, 7:30 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
New Jersey Star-Ledger (June 26)
Jeffrey Tucker, associate professor of English, comments on the literary legacy of noted author John A. Williams. Widely regarded as one of most important African-American authors of the 20th century, Williams has enjoyed critical acclaim but not mainstream success. "The first thing one of my students said to me recently was, 'Who is this guy and why haven't I heard of him?' " Tucker says. Williams published his debut novel The Man Who Cried I Am 30 years ago this year, and has stopped writing because he has Alzheimer's disease.
Lakeland, Fla., Ledger (June 26)
"Candy Cigarettes May Lead to Real Thing"
A story on the connections between childhood interest in candy cigarettes and the risk of becoming a smoker features new research led by Jonathan Klein, associate professor of pediatrics at the Medical Center. "More adult smokers said they had used candy cigarettes" compared to nonsmokers, says Klein. "The risk of becoming a smoker is associated with using candy cigarettes." Klein's study was published in the July issue of journal Preventive Medicine.
Inside Higher Ed (June 27)
"Removing the Language Barrier"
"As European universities continue moving toward standardizing their degree cycles, universities in the continent's non-English speaking countries are increasingly offering master's degree programs in which English is the language of instruction—in a bid to increase their competitiveness throughout Europe, and beyond."
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