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@Rochester — Oct. 16, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 62°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 67°

In Today's Issue

  • Faculty Senate Meeting to Discuss the New Health Care Plan Today
  • Individual Meetings on New Health Care Plans
  • Fagan Commission Features Eastman Composer
  • Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 22
  • Meliora Weekend to Affect River Campus Parking
  • Personal Defense Talk
  • Event Highlight: Theories and Things: Re-evaluating Material Culture
  • Rochester in the News: Susan Gibbons Noted for Library Study, Michel Berg on Generic Drugs
  • In Higher Ed: New York U. Says It Will Open a 'Comprehensive Liberal-Arts Campus' in Abu Dhabi

News and Announcements

Faculty Senate Meeting to Discuss the New Health Care Plan Today
Faculty and staff are invited to a Faculty Senate meeting on the new Health Care Plan today at 4 p.m. in Schlegel Hall, room 407. The meeting opens with a presentation from Bradford Berk, senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of the Medical Center and Strong Health, Charles Murphy, associate vice president for human resources, and Ronald Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance and CFO. A question-and-answer session follows.   

Individual Meetings on New Health Care Plans
Aetna and Excellus will answer one-on-one questions this week regarding the new health care plans. Schedule an appointment with Aetna at (860)636-4035 or Excellus at 453-6246.   

Fagan Commission Features Eastman Composer, Student Musicians
Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan has teamed up with Eastman composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon to create a new University-commissioned dance piece. The work premieres Oct. 18 during Meliora Weekend.    Read more...

Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 22
Eligible faculty and staff may enroll in or increase their group life insurance through Oct. 22 at www.securianlife.com/logon or by submitting print forms available at the Benefits Office or Securian Life (800) 941-2192.   

Meliora Weekend to Affect River Campus Parking
During Meliora Weekend, overflow parking is available at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, with shuttle service from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, and from 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 to 2 a.m. Saturday morning. For questions call River Campus Parking at 275-3983.  

Personal Defense Talk
Learn how to increasing personal safety from Dave Jenkins, founder of Rochester Personal Defense, on Oct. 22 at the Medical Center (2-7539) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Register by Oct. 18 by calling 275-2437. Cost is $12.   

Events

Oct. 17
Theories and Things: Re-evaluating Material Culture: Jennifer Roberts, Harvard University. Jason Weems, University of Michigan-Dearborn. Noon. Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 19)
"Young Librarians, Talkin' 'Bout Their Generation"
Susan Gibbons, assistant dean for public services and collection development at River Campus Libraries, is noted for setting up an anthropological study of the University's libraries, a study that signals a shift to a more "user-centered approach" for libraries.   Read more...

MSNBC (Oct. 12)
"Report Questions Generic Antidepressant"
Michel Berg, an associate professor of neurology, discusses whether generic drugs are as effective as their band name counterparts.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 15)
"New York U. Says It Will Open a 'Comprehensive Liberal-Arts Campus' in Abu Dhabi"
"New York University announced on Friday that it will open a campus in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, joining a swarm of American universities hoping to capitalize on Persian Gulf money by opening branches in the oil-rich region."   Read more...

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