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@Rochester — May 16, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 60°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 58°

In Today's Issue

  • University Expands Diversity Web Site
  • Rochester Professors Cross Disciplines for Research
  • New Award Honors Inspirational Teachers, Secondary Education
  • Golf Tournament Benefits Howard Bryant Scholarship Fund
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy's Annual Trade Show
  • Event Highlight: Rush Rhees Tower Tour
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on FluMist for Kids, Anthea Butler on the Growth of Pentecostalism
  • In Higher Ed: College-Prep Classes

News and Announcements

University Expands Diversity Web Site
The University's diversity Web site has expanded with new resources and features. Among the features is a timeline that highlights diversity milestones at the University from 1852 to present.    Read more...

Rochester Professors Cross Disciplines for Research
Two Rochester professors will adventure into new academic territories during the 2007-08 year through the Bridging Fellowship program, a one-of-a-kind University plan to promote interdisciplinary study.   Read more...

New Award Honors Inspirational Teachers, Secondary Education
Four high school teachers from across the country were chosen to receive the Singer Family Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching, a new award at the University that recognizes influential high school teachers.   Read more...

Golf Tournament Benefits Howard Bryant Scholarship Fund
The biology department is hosting a golf tournament on June 7. Proceeds will benefit the Howard Bryant Scholarship Fund. Employed by the University for 43 years and facilities manager for the department for 30 of those years, Bryant died in 2004. Register for the tournament by May 25 by contacting Louise Vanni at or 275-5416.   

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Hosts Annual Trade Show
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is holding its third annual trade show on May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Wilson Commons to debut the products, services, and concepts developed by this year's participants. The program is open to young people currently in grades 5 to 11. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344 or    Read more...


May 17
Rush Rhees Library Tower Tour: Meet at library reference desk. 2 to 3:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Baltimore Sun (May 15)
"FDA Signals Approval of FluMist for Kids under 5"
John Treanor, professor of medicine, comments on the likelihood that the Food and Drug Administration will approve the use of FluMist for young children.   Read more...

WHAM TV, ABC (May 15)
"Practicing Pentecostalism"
Anthea Butler, assistant professor of religion, comments on the growth of Pentecostalism around the world.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (May 15)
"In Study, College-Prep Classes Left Many Unready"
"Only one-quarter of high school students who take a full set of college-preparatory courses—four years of English and three each of mathematics, science and social studies—are well prepared for college, according to a new study of last year's high school graduates released [Tuesday] by ACT, the Iowa testing organization."   Read more...

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