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@Rochester — Sept. 5, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: President Seligman Delivers Annual Report
  • Join the New Logo Celebration
  • Learn More about New Horizons
  • Parents' Beliefs Critical to Asthma Care
  • Grant Trains Teachers for High-Need Schools
  • Teens Need to See Their Doctors More Often
  • Furniture Sale
  • Event Highlight: September Challenge Kickoff
  • Rochester in the News: John Werren on Gene Transfer Study, Mark Aguiar's Research Shows Leisure Has Increased
  • In Higher Ed: Students Take Out Private Loans with Higher Costs

Special Message: Annual Report

Seligman Highlights Growth, Achievement in Annual Report
In his annual report to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday, President Seligman highlighted notable achievements and successes, including record applications for the College and the highest investment pool in the University's history. He provided updates on key initiatives in advancement and communications, on strategic planning, and on efforts to address faculty diversity. He also noted the completion of his senior leadership team with the appointments of Provost Ralph Kuncl and Eastman School Dean Douglas Lowry, and reiterated the University's impact on the local economy.   Read more...

News and Announcements

Celebrate the Launch of Rochester's New Logo
Enjoy music, giveaways, and other festivities at today's launch of the new University logo on the steps of Wilson Commons at noon. The Democrat and Chronicle recounts the 17-month process that led to the new design.    Read more...

Learn More about New Horizons
The New Horizons adult music education program is holding an information meeting on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. in Messinger One rehearsal room at the Eastman Community Music School. The program is open to all adults. No previous musical experience is necessary. Those interested in the program also may attend an open rehearsal during the week of Sept. 17.   Read more...

Parents' Beliefs Can Hamper Kids' Asthma Care, Study Finds
Mom and Dad's leeriness toward their children's asthma medications might partially explain why so many children do not take their prescriptions regularly and wind up suffering avoidable symptoms, a Medical Center study published in Pediatrics concludes.    Read more...

Grant Trains Science and Math Teachers for High-Need Schools
A $634,157 National Science Foundation grant will provide 30 scholarships at the Warner School of Education to help increase the quality and number of math and science teachers who are trained to work in underserved school districts.    Read more...

Teens Need to See Their Doctors More Often
Despite recommendations for annual preventive exams for adolescents, only 10 percent of teens have enough visits within 12 months to receive the recommended three shots needed for HPV vaccine, according to a Medical Center study published in the Sept. 4 issue of Pediatrics.    Read more...

Furniture Sale
The Interfaith Chapel is holding a furniture sale tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Catholic Newman Community's World Youth trip for students to Australia next summer. Direct questions to Karen Anvelt at 275-8515.  

Events

Sept. 6
September Challenge Kickoff: Register for America on the Move and get a free pedometer. House of Six Nations Cafeteria, Strong Memorial Hospital. 11 a.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Sept. 4)
"When Bacteria Transfer Genes to Invertebrates and Spread From There"
John Werren, professor of biology, discusses research showing gene transfers from bacteria to multicellular organisms. The findings, he anticipates, will help to explain aspects of evolution. (Also reported by Science News, Boston Globe, Nature, ScientistLive.com UK, News-Medical.net Australia, New Kerala India, Innovations-Report Germany)    Read more...

Chicago Tribune (Sept. 3)
"At Work, We've Never Had It So Easy"
"In sum, the University of Rochester's Mark Aguiar and the University of Chicago's Erik Hurst crunch a mountain of data to conclude that, virtually no matter how you slice it, 'leisure time has increased significantly in the United States between 1965 and 2003.'"    Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Sept. 2)
"Reeling In the College-Bound"
"One in five student borrowers passes up a less expensive federal student loan, and half do not even bother to file the paperwork necessary to qualify for federal, state and institutional aid, according to a recent study by the American Council on Education, a lobbying group for colleges."    Read more...

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