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@Rochester — May 31, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Scattered Storms, 85°
Tomorrow: Scattered Storms, 82°

In Today's Issue

  • Employees Invited to Attend Meetings on Health Care Plans
  • Sunny Place to Work or Study
  • Berk Inducted into Brighton Hall of Fame
  • Event Highlight: Gallery Highlights Tour
  • Rochester in the News: Andrew Berger on a New Tool for Diagnosing Disease
  • In Higher Ed: Senators Recommend New Requirements for Endowments

News and Announcements

Employees Invited to Attend Meetings on Health Care Plans
A series of town hall meetings are scheduled to present the latest findings of President Seligman's task force on employee health care insurance plans that was assembled in January. The meetings are open to all regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff who are eligible for the University Health Care Plans. Employees will have an opportunity to complete a questionnaire to provide feedback and assist the task force in finalizing their recommendations. Below is a list of scheduled meetings.

  • June 4: Schlegel 407 (River Campus), 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 7: Whipple Auditorium (Medical Center), 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • June 7: Schlegel 407, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • June 8: Schlegel 407, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • June 8: Whipple Auditorium, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Looking for a Sunny Place to Work or Study?
The balcony of Rush Rhees Library is open every day. Enjoy the view of the Eastman Quad from the dozen Adirondack chairs while you plug your laptop into the University's WiFi. Two electrical outlets are provided. The balcony is open daily until November 1.    Read more...

Brighton Schools to Induct Berk into 2007 Alumni Hall of Fame
Bradford Berk, senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of the Medical Center and Strong Health, will be inducted this week into the Brighton Schools Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of his distinguished career and his service to the community.   Read more...


May 31
Gallery Highlights Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m.   

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Chemistry World, United Kingdom (May 29)
"Getting the Measure of Tears"
Andrew Berger, associate professor of optics, comments on the potential new application of Raman spectroscopy as a tool for detecting disease.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 30)
"Two Senators Recommend Broad New Disclosure Requirements for College Endowments"
"College endowments and other tax-exempt entities could be held to far stricter financial-disclosure requirements under a proposal being considered by the leaders of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee."   Read more...

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