University of Rochester

@Rochester — Sept. 18, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 76°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 82°

In Today's Issue

  • Open Enrollment Begins for Health Care Plans and FSAs
  • Strong Launches Mentoring Program for ER Pharmacists
  • Researchers Discover a New Way Cancer Can be Inherited
  • Register for Salsa Classes
  • Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist Performs
  • Simon School Launches Annual Online Scholarship Competition
  • Event Highlight: Film Screening of De ida y vuelta
  • Rochester in the News: Joel Seligman Discusses Loss of Democrats on SEC, Mark Zupan On Early Admission to MBA Programs
  • In Higher Ed: When Research Criticizes an Industry

News and Announcements

Open Enrollment Begins for Health Care Plans and FSAs
Faculty and staff will be receiving their Health Care Program Decision Guide in the mail during the next few weeks. In it they'll find details about the new health care plans including FSAs and information about open enrollment, which kicked off September 17 and continues through October 31. During that time employees will be able to enroll in their plan of choice online at or by calling (877) 258-2556 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Those who have questions about the new plans can attend one of the upcoming information sessions where they can talk one-on-one with a representative from the Benefits Office, Aetna, and Excellus.   Read more...

Strong Launches Mentoring Program for ER Pharmacists
Strong Hospital has launched a new program to train pharmacists to become an integral part of emergency department teams, a practice that has been proven to improve patient care and reduce errors.    Read more...

If You Think Cancer Genes Are Simple, You Don't Know JAK
In the Sept. 7 issue of Public Library of Science (PLoS) Genetics, a Medical Center team reports that JAK, a gene that is closely related to a common cancer-causing gene in people, tips the scales toward cancer in an unexpected manner.    Read more...

Register for Salsa Classes
Registration for salsa classes is open through Sept. 20. The six-week session will be held Wednesdays from 5:25 to 6:25 p.m. starting Sept. 26 at the Fitness and Wellness Center. No partner required.    Read more...

Grammy Award-Winning Guitarist Performs
Scottish-born classical guitarist David Russell kicks off the Kilbourn Concert Series at Eastman with an Oct. 2 performance at 8 p.m.    Read more...

Simon School Launches Annual Online Scholarship Competition
The Simon School is again offering full- and partial-tuition scholarships for its full-time M.B.A. program during the third annual Online Business Simulation scholarship competition beginning Sept. 25.    Read more...


Sept. 18
Film Screening of De ida y vuelta : Part of the Humanities Project. Meliora 203, River Campus. 6:30 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (Sept. 13)
"Subtraction Changes Math at SEC"
President Seligman discusses the possibility of losing both Democrats currently serving on the five-person Securities and Exchange Commission, saying that a lack of bipartisan representation "is exactly the way SEC governance was designed not to work." (Also reported by San Francisco Chronicle)    Read more...

Inside Higher Education (Sept. 17)
"Courting the Younger Business School Student"
In a story about early admission programs for MBA degrees, Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, notes that Rochester is able to attract talented women, in part, through a scholarship for younger students with zero to three years of professional experience.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 17)
"When Research Criticizes an Industry"
The case of a professor who says Idaho State University gave too much deference to mining interests, "illustrates the kinds of pressures that arise when university researchers undertake studies that threaten powerful economic interests," warn academic-freedom experts.   Read more...

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