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@Rochester — April 1, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Earth Sciences Department Earns Top Ranking
  • Microscope Images Exhibit Opens at Miner Library
  • Midnight Ramblers Celebrate 10th Anniversary
  • Leadership Graduate Assistants Sought
  • Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
  • Event Highlight: Biometric Screenings
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman Comments on Nominated Appointee to SEC
  • In Higher Ed: The Public View of Politics in the Classroom

News and Announcements

Earth Sciences Department Earns Top Ranking
Researchers in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are some of the most cited in the country, according to Thomson Scientific. Despite being one of the nation's smallest doctorate-granting geology departments, the department is ranked in the top 1 percent for citations. Read more...

Microscope Images Exhibit Opens at Miner Library
An exhibit of award-winning photographs—intricate, brilliantly colored images of plant, animal, and human subjects captured through light microscopes—opens today in the Edward G. Miner Library. Read more...

Midnight Ramblers Celebrate 10th Anniversary
The a cappella group Midnight Ramblers will celebrate its anniversary on April 12 with a concert featuring current members and alumni from 1998 to 2007. Proceeds from a 10th anniversary CD will benefit the new Midnight Ramblers Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Jason Menkes at (917) 880-7770 or

Leadership Graduate Assistants Sought
The Office of Residential Life and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership are seeking applicants for the Leadership Graduate Assistant position for the next academic year. Any student enrolled full-time, or enrolling in the fall, in a University graduate degree program may apply. For more information, contact Ed Feldman at

Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted). Read more...


Tuesday, April 1
Biometric Screenings. Biometric Screenings, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wilson Commons, May Room. Screenings continue Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., House of Six Nations Cafeteria in the Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News

CNN Money (March 28)
“White House Announces Plans for SEC Democrats”
President Joel Seligman comments on the nomination of Elisse Walter to the Securities and Exchange Commission. “She is sharp, she is very knowledgeable about securities regulation,” Seligman says. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 4)
“The Public View of Politics in the Classroom”
“The older Americans are, and the less time they have spent on a college campus, the more likely they are to believe that professors are politically biased.” Read more...

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