University of Rochester

@Rochester — Sept. 14, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Thunderstorms, High 82°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 62°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Studies Prenatal Exposure to Mercury
  • Club Rochester Happy Hour
  • Tailgate Party for Courage Bowl
  • September HR Intercom Available Online
  • Faculty Proposals on Entrepreneurship Due Nov. 1
  • Correction: Constitution Day Speaker
  • Event Highlight: Film Screening of Waitress
  • Rochester in the News: Harvard Follows the Simon School in Recruiting Liberal-Arts Majors, Patricia Chiverton Encourages Nursing Entrepreneurship
  • In Higher Ed: Study Shows More Minorities, Less Men in College

News and Announcements

Medical Center Studies Prenatal Exposure to Mercury in Dental Fillings
Does prenatal exposure to mercury vapor from a mother's dental fillings harm her child? An almost $3 million Medical Center study begins next week to find out.    Read more...

Club Rochester Happy Hour Kicks Off Today
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to the first monthly Club Rochester happy hour of the year. Come out and sample all that is yummy about New York State during the "The Pride of New York" themed event. Meliora, Salon D. 4 to 6 p.m.   

Tailgate Party: Cheer on the Yellowjackets Football Team
Join Rochester alumni, parents, and friends Saturday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. for a tailgate party before the Yellowjackets and the Cardinals face each other in the third annual Courage Bowl. Golisano Academic Gateway at St. John Fisher. The $13 ticket includes the picnic and admission to the game. To register, call 273-5888.   

September HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter about programs and resources for University employees published by Human Resources.    Read more...

Faculty Proposals on Entrepreneurship Due Nov. 1
Faculty research proposals for Kauffman grants are due by Nov. 1. Proposals should clearly articulate the purpose of the project and how it could advance understanding of entrepreneurship as defined by the University. For more information, e-mail Eleanor Sparagana at the Center for Entrepreneurship.    Read more...

Correction: Constitution Day Speaker
Judge Richard Wesley of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will speak Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Goergen Hall 1010. A question-and-answer session and a reception follow.   Read more...


Sept. 14
Film Screening of Waitress: Sponsored by the University Cinema Group. Hoyt Hall. Showtimes: 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (Sept. 13)
"Harvard Aims to Widen M.B.A. Pool"
Harvard Business School has begun recruiting liberal-arts majors for its MBA program, an approach embraced earlier by the Simon School and Carnegie Mellon.   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 13)
"UR Dean Finds, Fosters New Kinds of Nursing"
"Opportunities for nurses are unlimited right now," says Patricia Chiverton, dean of the School of Nursing. "That's why we have to teach nurses how to think outside of the box."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 13)
"The Postsecondary Picture for Minority Students (and Men)"
A new study offers a portrait of minorities in higher education over the past 30 years, revealing both increases in degrees earned and a growing gender gap.   Read more...

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