University of Rochester

@Rochester — Oct. 17, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 71°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 70°

In Today's Issue

  • There's Still Time to Register for Meliora Weekend
  • Host Foreign Students at Thanksgiving
  • Doctors Among Nation's Best for Cancer Care
  • Get Your Flu Shot
  • Chiller Plant Construction Road Closures
  • Debunking the Fitness Hype
  • Children's Hospital Gala
  • Correction
  • Event Highlight: Turtle Island String Quartet/Ying Quartet
  • Rochester in the News: Allan Greenleaf on 'Electromagnetic Wormholes,' Simon Students Win 'Big Idea' Competition
  • In Higher Ed: Making Cash a Prize for High Scores on Advanced Placement Tests

News and Announcements

There's Still Time to Register for Meliora Weekend
More than 6,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and guests are expected to attend Meliora Weekend, an annual tradition that includes lectures, panel discussions, and performances. Events kick off Thursday, Oct. 18, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 21. Walk-in registration is open all four days in Wilson Commons.    Read more...

Host Foreign Students at Thanksgiving
The Rochester International Council is looking for volunteers to host international students in their homes for Thanksgiving dinner. If interested, e-mail or call 275-8779.    Read more...

Doctors Among Nation's Best for Cancer Care
Several oncologists and surgeons at the Medical Center are included in America's Top Doctors for Cancer, a guide for patients.    Read more...

Get Your Flu Shot
During November, flu shots will be provided at no cost for employees and spouses enrolled in University health care plans. Others pay $30, however, most insurances can be billed directly. Clinics will be held at the Medical Center, River Campus, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Memorial Art Gallery, and Corporate Woods.    Read more...

Chiller Plant Construction Road Closures
Several roads and intersections near the Medical Center will be closed temporarily as part of the construction of the new chiller plant. View a closure schedule and map of the affected areas online.   

Debunking the Fitness Hype
Michael Washington, a personal trainer at the Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center, will dispel misconceptions about fitness equipment, fad diets, and supplements during a free noontime talk Oct. 23 at the Medical Center. Register at Well-U.  

Children's Hospital Gala
The 20th anniversary gala to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital is set for Oct. 20.   Read more...

Susan Gibbons was misidentified in Tuesday's issue. Her correct title is associate dean for public service and collection development at River Campus Libraries. Our apologies for the mistake.   


Oct. 17
Turtle Island String Quartet/Ying Quartet: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

UPI (Oct. 15)
"Study: 'Electromagnetic Wormhole' Possible"
Allan Greenleaf, professor of mathematics, discusses new applications for "invisibility cloak" technology. Greenleaf and colleagues have calculated how the cloak could be used to generate an "electromagnetic wormhole."   Read more...

Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 15)
"Simon Pair Win 'Big Idea' Competition"
Simon students Scott Sweeney and Eric Allenare won first-place in a national entrepreneurship contest held Oct. 12 at Boston-based Babson College, a school known internationally for innovative programs in business building.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (Oct. 15)
"Making Cash a Prize for High Scores on Advanced Placement Tests"
New York City "is expanding the use of cash rewards for students who take standardized tests with a $1 million effort financed by philanthropists who will pay students who do well on Advanced Placement exams.    Read more...

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