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@Rochester — April 15, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Study Examines Depression and Aging
  • Nobel Laureate Steven Chu to Discuss Energy Problem
  • Nominations Due for University Staff Awards
  • Special Hours Today at MAG
  • Free Health Screening for Employees
  • RSVP for Community Leadership Development Programs
  • Parking Survey
  • Event Highlight: PB Jam
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on SEC Chairman
  • In Higher Ed: Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shooting

News and Announcements

Personality Study Shows Risk of First Depression Episode Late in Life
Even after the age of 70, people prone to feelings of anxiety, worry, distress, and insecurity face a risk for a first lifetime episode of clinically significant depression, according to a unique study led by Paul R. Duberstein, professor of psychiatry. Read more...

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu to Discuss Energy Problem
Nobel Prize-winning physicist, alumnus, and University trustee Steven Chu '70 will discuss "The Energy Problem and What We Can Do about It" on Thursday, April 17, in Gleason 318/418 at 1 p.m. as part of the Sustainable Energy Lecture Series. Read more...

Nominations Due Today for University Staff Awards
Today is the last day to nominate a staff member for the newly announced Witmer Award for Distinguished Service and the Meliora Award.

Special Hours Today at MAG
The Memorial Art Gallery, which is normally closed on Tuesdays, will be open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of the new exhibition American Impressionism. Read more...

Free Health Screening for Employees
Faculty and staff and their spouses and domestic partners who are enrolled in the University Health Care Plans can take part in a free health screening today at Medical Center in Flaum Atrium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more...

RSVP for Community Leadership Development Programs
Reserve your seat for the April 16 information session on Leadership Rochester and the United Way Developing Future Leaders program by e-mailing or calling 275-2200. Read more...

Reminder: University Parking Survey for Employees
Faculty and staff have until April 18 to complete a parking survey that will help the University to plan for future parking needs. Read more...


Tuesday, April 15
PB Jam Event. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons.

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Rochester in the News

Austin America-Statesman, Texas (April 13)
“Is Wall Street's' Watchdog Losing Its Bite?”
President Seligman comments on the approach taken by Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox, a former Republican congressman from California who took over as chairman in 2005. "He was more moderate in his approach on many issues at the start of his chairmanship." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 18 issue)
“Special Report: Virginia Tech Recasts 'Hokie Spirit' as a Triumph of Resilience”
"A year later, Virginia Tech has not become synonymous with tragedy. In fact, by many measures the university is doing better than ever before." Read more...

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