University of Rochester

@Rochester — May 7, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 70°
Tomorrow: Hazy Sunshine, High 73°

In Today's Issue

  • Commencement's Honorary Degree Recipients
  • Trustee Munnerlyn Awarded Edwin H. Land Medal
  • Warner Symposium on Youth Cultural Practices
  • All-Liberty League Honors in Lacrosse
  • Retirement Benefits Sessions
  • Event Highlight: Gangs 101
  • Rochester in the News: Tom Pearson on Health Issues Affecting Appalachia Residents
  • In Higher Ed: Campus Housing for Single Moms

News and Announcements

University to Confer Three Honorary Degrees during Commencement
Paychex chairman and founder Tom Golisano, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow will receive honorary degrees at the University's 157th commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 20.   Read more...

Trustee and 'Father' of Laser Vision Correction Awarded Edwin H. Land Medal
The Optical Society of America and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology have awarded University trustee and alumnus Charles Munnerlyn the 2007 Edwin H. Land Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in optics.   Read more...

Warner Students Present Symposium on Youth Cultural Practices
A team of thirteen Warner School of Education doctoral students, who are learning about the role of culture in teaching and learning, will present a symposium titled "Youth Cultural Practices as Resources for Learning and Development" on Thursday, May 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Dewey Hall 1-305.   Read more...

Five Earn All-Liberty League Honors in Lacrosse
Five athletes have earned All-Liberty League honors in women's lacrosse after balloting of the league's head coaches.   Read more...

Learn More about Retirement Benefits
Two upcoming information sessions at the Medical Center offer details about University retirement benefits. A session on May 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Room features information for newly-eligible employees or for those new to investing. A session on May 9 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Natapow Conference Room covers post-retirement benefits.   Read more...


May 8
Health Bites: Gangs 101: Room K317, Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

CBS News (May 3)
"13 States Meet To Combat Heart Disease"
Tom Pearson, chair of the Department of Community and Prevention Medicine, comments on factors, such as limited access to health care and traditional high-fat diets, that may help to explain why residents in the Appalachian region stretching across 13 states, including New York, are 20 percent more likely to die from heart disease than the rest of the country.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Christian Science Monitor (May 3)
"Housing Holds Back Moms in College"
"To live independently, single mothers need an education. But to get one, they also need a place to live and child care—needs that colleges are waking up to."   Read more...

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