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@Rochester — April 25, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Learn More about the Benefits of FSAs and HSAs
  • Students Present 'Clean, Green' Solutions Today
  • Free Smoking Cessation Program Returns
  • Submissions Due for Creative Excellence Contest
  • Scholarships Available for Youth Summer Programs
  • Event Highlight: Ballet Spring Show
  • Rochester in the News: Neil Herendeen on Stainless Steel Baby Bottles
  • In Higher Ed: Data on Minority Doctorates Suppressed

News and Announcements

Learn More about the Benefits of FSAs and HSAs
The Benefits Office Health Education series continues on April 30 and May 7 with presentations on Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).  Learn more about the tax advantages, how the two accounts differ, and how they work in conjunction with the University Health Care Plans.  Representatives from Aetna, Excellus, and the Benefits Office will be available to answer questions. View session times and locations.

Students Present 'Clean, Green' Solutions
Undergraduate students in the interdisciplinary entrepreneurship course "Solving UR's Enviro-footprint" will present their team proposals to address specific initiatives identified by last fall's Sustainability Task Force at a public class today from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in 321 Morey Hall. The University community is invited to attend. Read more...

Free Smoking Cessation Program Returns
Well-U is now enrolling for a new session of Quitting Time, a four-week smoking cessation program that is free for employees and their spouses. Register online.

Submissions Due Monday for Creative Excellence Contest
Faculty, staff, and students have until Monday, April 28, to submit an entry for this year's Creative Excellence Award Contest. Read more...

Scholarships Available for Youth Summer Programs
The Tauck Foundation is offering full tuition scholarships for the Rochester Scholars Jr. and the Rochester On Campus summer programs for students currently in grades 6-11. Applications are due Thursday, May 1. For more information on the programs, call the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344. Read more...

Events

Friday, April 25
Ballet Performance Group Spring Show. Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

WHAM TV13 (April 23)
“Glass Baby Bottles May Be Back”
Neil Herendeen, associate professor of pediatrics, says a third option for baby bottles (in addition to bisphenol-free plastic and glass) may soon be available to parents: "I've seen a couple of manufacturers now looking at a stainless steel bottle, not just the juice cup. So I think there are ways of making these less hazardous, with less chemical exposure, you just have to look for those." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 24)
“Data on Minority Doctorates Suppressed”
"The National Science Foundation, citing privacy concerns, bars release of data on minority Ph.D. attainment when only small numbers of degrees are awarded. Diversity advocates question the rationale." Read more...

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