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@Rochester — March 30, 2007

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 57°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 48°

In Today's Issue

  • Conference on Sustainability
  • Eastman Opera Theatre
  • Tuition Rates for 2007-08
  • Eat Well Live Well Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Hip-Hop Symposium
  • Rochester in the News: Regis O'Keefe on Therapies Using Umbilical Cord Blood, Ramon Ricker on Entrepreneurial Studies, Clinical and Translational Sciences at the Medical Center
  • In Higher Ed: New Data on Part-Time Faculty

News and Announcements

University Hosts Sustainability Conference
Eight nationally known speakers, including educators, authors, business leaders, and activists, are coming to the University's first Sustainability Conference on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, to discuss local and global issues.    Read more...

Eastman Opera Theatre Offers Fresh Look at Romeo and Juliet Story
Eastman Opera Theatre continues its 2006-2007 season in April with Bellini's rarely performed dramatic work I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues), a gripping version of the Romeo and Juliet story.   Read more...

Tuition Rates Set for 2007-08
Undergraduates in the College will see an increase of 5 percent in their term bills for tuition, room, and board for the 2007-08 academic year. The Board of Trustees approved the new rate at its March meeting.   Read more...

Join the Eat Well Live Well Challenge
Well-U, the University's employee wellness program, is inviting faculty and staff to join the Eat Well Live Well Challenge starting April 29. Those who are interested in signing up for the eight-week competition can learn more by attending one of the upcoming information sessions or visiting

  • April 2, 1 p.m., K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center
  • April 3, 12:30 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons; 3:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium, Medical Center
  • April 5, 9 a.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons; 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Whipple Auditorium, Medical Center


March 31
Entrepreneurship and the Culture of Hip-Hop: "The Entrepreneurial Mindset: The Culture of Hip-Hop, Entrepreneurship and Women." Hoyt Auditorium. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (March 29)
"For Athletes, the Next Fountain of Youth?"
Regis O'Keefe, professor of orthopedics and director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, comments on the potential for using primitive stem cells from infants' umbilical cord blood to repair common sports injuries.    Read more... (March 28)
"Teaching Musicians to Be Entrepreneurs"
Ramon Ricker, director of the Eastman School's Institute for Music Leadership, discusses the institute's approach to entrepreneurial studies.   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 29)
"Expansion at UR Could Lift Economy"
President Seligman and Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk comment on plans to build a 150,000-square-foot research facility dedicated to clinical and translational sciences.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 28)
"Inexorable March to a Part-Time Faculty"
"New data from the U.S. Education Department confirm what faculty leaders increasingly bemoan: The full-time, tenure-track faculty member is becoming an endangered species in American higher education."   Read more...

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