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@Rochester — April 2, 2008


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Sunny, High 45°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 56°

In Today's Issue

  • School of Medicine and Dentistry Gets Full Accreditation
  • H. Allen Orr Named University Professor
  • Fitness Summer Camp
  • Presentations on Use of Aetna and Excellus Web Sites
  • Eat Well Live Well Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Central Station Screening and Discussion
  • Rochester in the News: Anthea Butler on Mega-Churches
  • In Higher Ed: Mixed Picture on Cost Containment

News and Announcements

School of Medicine and Dentistry Gets Full Accreditation
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education has granted the School of Medicine and Dentistry a full eight-year accreditation, the maximum length of accreditation awarded.
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H. Allen Orr Named University Professor
H. Allen Orr, the Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology, has been named a University Professor. The title is awarded to faculty members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding and varied contributions to their own scholarly field as well as to the University itself
. Read more...

Fitness Summer Camp
The Fun Fitness Camp is a day camp located at the Medical Center Fitness & Wellness Center
. The camp runs from June 30 to August 22. For more information, visit the Web site or contact Heather Van Orden at 275-2706.

Presentations on Use of Aetna and Excellus Web Sites
Aetna and Excellus will give combined presentations about the resources available on their Web sites, including tips on completing the Health Risk Assessment. Dates and times are posted online. Read more...

Eat Well Live Well Challenge
The University will take part in the Eat Well Live Well Challenge from April 15 to June 14. Employees who join the challenge will receive a free pedometer. For more information, including a schedule of informational sessions, visit the Well-U Web site
or call 273-5240.

Events

Wednesday, April 2
Central do Brasil (Central Station). Film screening and discussion, Dewey Hall 2162, 6:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

NPR (March 31)
"'Prosperity Gospel' Churches' Spending Reports Due"
Anthea Butler, assistant professor of religion, is interviewed about churches that preach a "gospel of wealth."
Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 1)
"Mixed Picture on Cost Containment"

A study released today by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and SunGard Higher Education examines the opinions of AASCU members on institutional spending and cost-cutting.
Read more...

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