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@Rochester — May 30, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 84°
Tomorrow: Hazy Sunshine, High 87°

In Today's Issue

  • Rush Rhees Renovation Begins
  • New Associate Vice President for Communications
  • Library Road Closed June 4
  • Latest Results from Eat Well Live Well Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Retirement Benefits
  • Rochester in the News: Douglas Guiffrida on Minority Student Achievement
  • In Higher Ed: Access for Low-Income Students

News and Announcements

$5 Million Library Renovation Captures Student-Inspired Designs
In just five months, Rochester students will be working in a new collaborative study space at Rush Rhees Library they are sure to love. After all, they designed it. (See related coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle.)    Read more...

Larry Arbeiter Named Associate Vice President for Communications
Larry Arbeiter, a nationally respected communications professional from the University of Chicago, has been named associate vice president for communications. (See related coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle.)   Read more...

Library Road Closed June 4
Library Road will be closed to traffic on Monday, June 4, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. due to a chilled water line excavation project. The circle at Susan B. Anthony Halls and the upper loading dock at the Frederick Douglass Building will be accessible. Contact Paul Spaulding, project manager, at 275-2232 with any questions or comments.   

Latest Results from Eat Well Live Well Challenge
After the third week of the Eat Well Live Well Challenge, the 123 teams at the University have collectively walked 203,148,914 steps and consumed more than 82,126 cups of fruits and vegetables. Nearly 1,400 faculty and staff are taking part in the local challenge that continues through June.  


May 30
Retirement Benefits: Office of Educational Resources Room (2-7608), Medical Center. Noon.  

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Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 1)
"What Research Says About Race-Linked Barriers to Achievement"
The report cites research by Douglas Guiffrida, assistant professor of counseling and human development at the Warner School, that suggests not all minority students benefit academically from involvement in campus organizations.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (May 27)
"Elite Colleges Open New Door to Low-Income Youths"
"Wanting to keep a role as engines of social mobility, some schools have pushed to diversify economically."   Read more...

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