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@Rochester — Sept. 6, 2007


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Sunny, High 89°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 91°

In Today's Issue

  • How to Use the New Logo, Order Stationery and Business Cards
  • New Health Care Plans: Online Cost Estimator
  • Biomedical Engineering Students Develop Dual Light Device
  • Eastman School Convocation
  • Yoga Sessions at the Fitness & Wellness Center
  • Dining Locations Closed Friday for College Convocation
  • Event Highlight: Guest Master Class in Piano
  • Sports Buzz: Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey
  • Rochester in the News: Kelly Conn on Fear of Asthma Meds, University Med Students/Staff Publish Poetry Anthology
  • In Higher Ed: Ties Link Lenders and Colleges

News and Announcements

How to Use the New Logo, Order Stationery and Business Cards
logo launchThe University officially launched the new logo Wednesday at a celebration outside Wilson Commons. Erin Philbrick '09 (left) and other members of the University Pep Band enjoy the festivities.

University Publications Services has produced a new procedures manual that outlines guidelines for proper use of the new logo. The University also is working with Oser Press to develop a new online system for ordering stationery and business cards. The system is expected to be completed by January 2008. Until the new system is in place, faculty and staff should follow the interim procedures for ordering stationery and business cards.   

New Health Care Plans: Online Cost Estimator
Faculty and staff can use an online tool to estimate out-of-pocket health care costs and help determine which of the University's new health care plan options is the best overall value. The interactive calculator allows employees to compare payroll deductions, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. The new plans were announced this summer in a special issue of Currents.    Read more...

Dual Light to Help Dentists in Color-Matching for Indoors and Outdoors
A team of biomedical engineering majors has developed a handheld device that switches between natural and incandescent light, improving dentists' ability to color-match teeth. Rochester-based Tailored Lighting Inc., is taking the students' design from prototype to market.   Read more...

Eastman School Convocation
Eastman's All-School Convocation officially kicks off the academic year this afternoon with performances by faculty. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.   

Yoga Sessions to Begin at the Fitness & Wellness Center
Six-week sessions of both intermediate and advanced yoga begin next week for members and nonmembers of the Medical Center's Fitness & Wellness Center.    Read more...

Dining Locations Closed Friday for College Convocation
Danforth Dining Center, Douglass Dining Center, and the Meliora Restaurant will be closed for lunch on Friday, September 7. Faculty, staff, and students are urged to attend Convocation and enjoy the luncheon served under the tent on the Wilson Commons lawn. In case of inclement weather, Danforth Dining Center will open for lunch and the Convocation luncheon will be served in Douglass Dining Center.   


Sept. 6
Guest Master Class in Piano : Paul Badura-Skoda, piano. Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge. 10 a.m. to noon.   

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Sports Buzz

Women's Volleyball: The team plays in the Potsdam Tournament Friday evening.

Men's and Women's Soccer: The men compete at St. Lawrence University on Friday evening and at Clarkson University on Saturday afternoon. The women's team travels to St. John Fisher for a Saturday game at 1 p.m.

Women's Field Hockey: The Yellowjackets travel to Elmira on Saturday afternoon.

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Rochester in the News

MSNBC (Sept. 4)
"Parents' Fears of Asthma Meds Hurts Kids' Care"
Kelly Conn, senior health project coordinator in pediatrics, discusses findings that many parents' "may not understand that there is a medication that, if taken daily, their kids can be virtually symptom-free." (Also reported by US News & World Report, Scientific American, Forbes, Washington Post, Reuters, San Diego UnionTribune,    Read more...

The Journal for the American Medical Association (Sept. 5)
"Body Language: Poems of the Medical Training Experience"
Former University medical students Neeta Jain and Dagan Coppock along with Stephanie Brown Clark, assistant professor of medical humanities, have published an anthology of 90 poems chronicling the journey from student to attending physician.    Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Sept. 5)
"New Ties Found to Link Lenders and Colleges"
"A Congressional report released yesterday found new evidence of questionable conduct, involving gifts and donations to build business, in the ties between colleges and student loan companies."   Read more...

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