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@Rochester — Jan. 18, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center to Invest $500 Million Over Next 5-10 Years
  • Seligman Reacts to Gandhi Institute Statement
  • Repairs Disrupt Traffic to Hospital Entrance, Jan. 21 to 27
  • Children with Asthma Endure Gaps in Insurance
  • Event Highlight: Opening Reception for (en) Gendered Exhibit
  • Rochester in the News: University Slated for $50 Million; Research Funding from NIH Increases
  • In Higher Ed: Record Application to Elite Colleges

News and Announcements

Medical Center to Invest $500 Million Over Next 5-10 Years
Following three days of town hall meetings with hundreds of faculty and staff, CEO Bradford Berk on Thursday unveiled the Medical Center’s new strategic plan to the rest of the Rochester community. The plan calls for investing $500 million over the next several years in new facilities, technology, and strategic recruits, continuing the center's transformation begun in 1996. Read more... 

Seligman Reacts to Gandhi Institute Statement
The board of the Gandhi Institute has issued a statement on the offer by its President, Arun Gandhi, to resign. President Joel Seligman reacted by saying, "I look forward to the outcome of the Board's deliberations and to meeting with Arun Gandhi when he returns from India next week." Read the
Institute's statement. 

Repairs Disrupt Traffic to Hospital Entrance, Jan. 21 to 27
Repair work to fix a steam leak under Thomas Jackson Drive will disrupt normal entrance and exit traffic patterns from Elmwood Ave. to the main hospital, the emergency department (ED), and parking garage from Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 a.m. through Sunday, Jan. 27. During this one-week period, faculty and staff should note upcoming lane closures (especially during Friday, Jan. 25, through Sun., Jan. 27), and are urged to use the East Drive entrance to the garage whenever possible.  Read more... 

759,000 Children with Asthma Endure Gaps in Insurance
Every year, 759,000 children with asthma may be at risk of a major asthma attack while they have no health insurance. About 30 percent of those families earn more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, putting them above the threshold for the state children’s health insurance program in most states. Read more...


Tuesday, Jan. 22
Susan B. Anthony Institute Annual Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Sage Art Center, AsIs Gallery. 4:45 p.m. Exhibit on view through Feb. 6

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 17)
"Spitzer Pledges $50M for UR
The University is in line to receive $50 million in state funding to construct a new 150,000-square-foot Clinical and Translational Sciences Building, Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced Wednesday during the state's first State of Upstate address. (Additional reports by Buffalo News, WHAM TV13, R News, Rochester Business Journal, Capital News 9,WROC TV8.) Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 17)
"Funding for UR Medical School Continues to Grow
The story reports on the 12 percent increase in funding for the School of Medicine and Dentistry from the National Institutes of Health for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2007, a year in which the NIH budget has been flat. (Also see related Medical Center release.) Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Jan. 17)
"Applications to Colleges Are Breaking Records
"Applications to selective colleges and universities are reaching new heights this year, promising another season of high rejection rates and dashed hopes for many more students." Read more...

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