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@Rochester — Nov. 7, 2007

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Tomorrow: Showers, High 46°

In Today's Issue

  • Faculty Members Featured on WXXI's 1370 Connection Today
  • Women's Soccer Opens ECAC Championships Today
  • Volunteers Needed for Online Relationship Survey
  • New Web Resource Connects Faculty Researchers to Community
  • Updates to Travel and Conference Form
  • Helped by the United Way? Share Your Story
  • Warner Web Site Gets a Facelift
  • Event Highlight: Work In-Progress Seminar
  • Rochester in the News: Simon School's Program for Foreign Students Cited, Medical Optics Professor David Williams Is Profiled
  • In Higher Ed: Does Cost-Sharing Reduce Health Care Visits?

News and Announcements

Faculty Members Featured on WXXI's 1370 Connection Today
Tune in to 1370 Connection today to hear Bob Smith talk with David Primo, assistant professor of political science, who will discuss legislative budget process at noon, and Ben Ebenhack, senior lecturer and energy specialist in the Department of Chemical Engineering, who will share his thoughts on the potential for a worsening energy price crunch at 1 p.m..    Read more...

Women's Soccer Opens ECAC Championships Today
The Women's soccer team kicks off the ECAC Upstate New York championships today at 3 p.m. in a match again SUNY Fredonia at Fauver Stadium. The Yellowjackets are seeded second among the eight teams competing.    Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Online Relationship Survey
Ronald Rogge, assistant professor of clinical and social psychology, is conducting a study to understand what makes people happy in intimate relationships. Participants are needed for an online survey. Answers will be kept strictly confidential. Complete the survey at www.courses.rochester.edu/surveys/funk/intimacyT0/index.   

New Web Resource Connects Faculty Researchers to Community
The Center for Community Health (CCH) has launched a new Web site as a resource for connecting faculty researchers to community health organizations. The site features an inventory of community health programs and other useful links. CCH plans to add a community health blog in the coming weeks.    Read more...

Updates to Travel and Conference Form
The Finance Department has revised the Travel and Conference form (F-3). Faculty and staff will now have the option to use their employee ID number instead of their Social Security number. The updated form is available online. Finance also has updated the online batch reference contact list for accounting transactions.   

Helped by the United Way? Share Your Story
The University's United Way Office is gearing up for the 2008 Campaign, and would like to hear from those who have been helped by the United Way. Faculty and staff who have benefited directly or who have family members who have been helped by programs funded by the United Way of Greater Rochester, are encouraged to share their stories. To learn more, contact Janet Lurz at 273-4756 or janet.lurz@rochester.edu.    Read more...

Warner Web Site Gets a Facelift
The Warner School has a new face on the Web, with an updated design, a new logo, and a more dynamic home page.    Read more...

Events

Nov. 7
Work In-Progress Seminar: Ayana Weekley. "The Politics of Silence and Respectability in African-American Women's HIV/AIDS Fiction." Rush Rhees Library. 12:30 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 6)
"How Students From Abroad Learn to Talk the Talk"
The Simon School's English-language and U.S.-culture program for international M.B.A. students is cited as an example of the increased training business schools are offering foreign students preparing for a career in the United States.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 6)
"UR Prof's Camera Sheds New Light on Eye Maladies"
David Williams, William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and director of the Center for Visual Science, is profiled. Williams has developed an adaptive-optics camera that can take pictures of structures as small as single cells at the back of the eye. Williams has appointments in the University's Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, and the Institute of Optics.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 7)
"The Case of the Health-Insurance Dropouts"
Three decades ago, a landmark Rand Corp. study found that cost-sharing health care plans reduced medical care visits without harming participants' health. Now a health economist says the study's conventional interpretation is wrong.    Read more...

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