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@Rochester — October 8, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Isolated Thunderstorms, High 79°
Tomorrow: Thunderstorms, High 70°

In Today's Issue

  • Investiture of Eastman School Dean
  • Nominations for Women's Leadership Student Awards Sought
  • Simon School Offers New Option for Finance Masters
  • Blood Drive Wednesday and Thursday
  • Safety Corner: Material Safety Data Sheets Now Online
  • Faculty Proposals on Entrepreneurship Due Nov. 1
  • Grammy Award-Winning Quartets Perform at Kilbourn
  • Strong Chosen as City's Most Preferred Hospital
  • Event Highlight: Employee Life Insurance Open Enrollment Session
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Pichichero on Combination Vaccines, University Research on the Dangers of Plastics Cited
  • In Higher Ed: Early (Encouraging) Data on Early Colleges

News and Announcements

Investiture of Eastman School Dean
The University community is cordially invited to the Investiture of Douglas Lowry, dean of the Eastman School of Music, on Saturday, October 27, at 3 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. A reception follows in the Cominsky Promenade. Please respond by October 15. You may respond online at www.esm.rochester.edu/investiture/  

Nominations for Women's Leadership Student Awards Sought
Nominations are wanted for four Women's Leadership Awards. Nominations should be submitted online by 5 p.m. on October 22. Recipients will be announced in December and honored at the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner in the spring. For questions contact Jason Smith at x5-4085 or jason.smith@rochester.edu.   Read more...

Simon School Offers New Option for Finance Masters
The Simon School is offering a new completion option for its Master of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. In addition to the existing nine-month finance master's program with an M.B.A. prerequisite and a September start date, students may now complete the program in 11 months beginning in July without an M.B.A.    Read more...

Blood Drive Wednesday and Thursday
The D'lion organization is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Goergen Athletic Center. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to give.   

Safety Corner: Material Safety Data Sheets Now Online
Every department is required to have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each hazardous chemical they use, detailing potential hazardous effects, physical and chemical characteristics and protective measures. Now, Environmental Health & Safety has an online MSDS database listing the hazardous chemicals in use throughout the University. The online system should be used to maintain your department's MSDSs. For more information, check online at www.safety.rochester.edu/safetyinfo/MSDSs.pdf or call 275-3241.   

Faculty Proposals on Entrepreneurship Due Nov. 1
Faculty research proposals for Kauffman grants are due by November 1. Proposals should clearly articulate the purpose of the project and how it could advance understanding of entrepreneurship as defined by the University. For more information, e-mail Eleanor Sparagana at the Center for Entrepreneurship.    Read more...

Grammy Award-Winning Quartets Perform at Kilbourn
The Ying Quartet and the Turtle Island String Quartet will bring a "live version" of their Grammy Award-winning recording 4 + Four to Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. October 17. Each group will perform by itself and then join for the second half of the concert.    Read more...

Strong Chosen as City's Most Preferred Hospital
For the twelfth consecutive year, Strong Hospital has won the National Research Corporation's Consumer Choice Award. The annual award identifies hospitals which health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in 190 markets throughout the U.S.    Read more...

Events

October 8
Employee Life Insurance Open Enrollment Session: Bridge Lounge in Wilson Commons. 2 to 4 p.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

UPI (October 4)
"Combo Vaccines Give Fewer 'Pokes'"
The story reports on a University study showings that no efficacy or safety is compromised when infants are given a vaccine combining three of the recommended childhood shots. Lead author Michael Pichichero, a professor of microbiology/immunology, pediatrics and medicine, says that combining vaccines is "increasingly important, as this streamlining helps to promote parent compliance, timely vaccination and fewer administration errors." (Also see the Medical Center release.)   Read more...

NPR (October 4)
"The Hidden Dangers of Plastics"
An NPR interview about potentially harmful chemicals emitted by plastic drinking bottles cites a University study that measured the level of phthalates in the urine of pregnant women at clinics around the country and, later after the babies were born, measured the children's genital formation. The results, notes the story, has caused "concern."    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 5)
"Early (Encouraging) Data on Early Colleges"
While most programs are new, evidence emerges that the "early college" approach of linking high schools that serve disadvantaged populations to colleges is helping students make academic gains and shift to more demanding courses.   Read more...

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