University of Rochester

@Rochester — Sept. 7, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 92°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 80°

In Today's Issue

  • New River Campus Shuttle Service
  • Goergen Award Winners Honored Today
  • Clothesline Festival This Weekend at MAG
  • African American Network Offers Communication Workshop
  • Starbucks Grand Opening on Monday
  • Event Highlight: Spider-Man 3
  • Rochester in the News: Caroline Hall Discusses Overuse of Antibiotics, Leigh Anne Daniels Runs Marathon for Patient
  • In Higher Ed: Medical Schools Continue Building Spree Despite Limited Federal Support

News and Announcements

New River Campus Park Lot Shuttle Service
Beginning Monday, Sept. 10, a new shuttle service will run from two bus stops in Park Lot to the Rush Rhees Library with an intervening stop at Hopeman Hall. The shuttle service will run during peak times Monday through Friday, 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to midnight. Bus schedules are available at the Parking Web site and on the bus.   

Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence with 2007 Goergen Awards
The University will recognize the recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Education in the College today at noon during the College Convocation. In the latest issue of Currents, the recipients talk about what first inspired them to teach, their approach to undergraduate education, and the impact of their work.    Read more...

Clothesline Festival Showcases 400 Plus Artists
Clothesline graphicMore than 400 artists will sell their works during the 51st annual Clothesline Festival this weekend on the Memorial Art Gallery's 17-acre campus. Activities include live comedy, music, and children's crafts, along with food, drink, and more. Admission is $7; MAG members $5; children 12 and under free. Saturday, Sept. 8., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Read more...

African American Network Sponsors Communication Workshop
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion and the African American Network are sponsoring a five-week workshop on personal and workplace communication. The lunchtime classes focus on reading, writing, and speaking. Workshops will be held every other Monday beginning Sept. 10. in the Nesbit Computer Room (G-7545) from noon to 1:30 p.m. Register by e-mail to For details, call 276-3259 ext. 1.   Read more...

Starbucks Grand Opening
Enjoy live music, free samples, coupons, and prizes during Starbucks' grand opening celebration on Sept. 10. in Wilson Commons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student musician Jeff Le performs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   


Sept. 7
Spider-Man 3: Sponsored by the University Cinema Group. Hoyt Hall. Showtimes at 6:30, 9:15, and midnight.   

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Rochester in the News

Baltimore Sun (Sept. 6)
"A Spoonful of Nothing"
"We have to somehow educate ourselves and patients that we should not always rely on medications to make us well," cautions Caroline Hall, professor of pediatrics, discussing the inappropriate use of antibiotics to treat viral infections in children.    Read more...

R News (Sept. 5)
"URMC Doctor Honors Patient"
The report features M. Leigh Anne Daniels, a resident in pediatrics who is running the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's marathon in memory of a patient.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 6)
"Medical Schools Continue Building Spree Despite Limited Federal Support"
"When the budget for the National Institutes of Health doubled between 1998 and 2003, American medical schools started a building boom for research space that has yet to subside, even though federal support for biomedical science has shrunk in the last four years, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine today."    Read more...

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