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@Rochester — Jan. 22, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • University Launches Web Site on Sustainability
  • The Meliora Opens Dining Room for Faculty and Staff
  • Nancy Van de Vate is Composer-in-Residence for Festival
  • Daily Show Comedian Demetri Martin Performs
  • Scholarships Available for Rochester Scholars Program
  • Event Highlight: Crossing the Line
  • Rochester in the News: Jill Halterman on Health Risks for Uninsured Children with Asthma
  • In Higher Ed: Audit Urges NIH Scrutiny of Conflicts of Interest

News and Announcements

University Launches Web Site on Sustainability
Did you know that 65 percent of the University’s energy costs come from heating and cooling buildings? University Communications has launched a new Web site with facts and news about the University’s environmental sustainability efforts, as well as “quick tips” for helping the University become more environmentally friendly. Visit to learn more and to submit your comments and suggestions.

The Meliora Opens Dining Room for Faculty and Staff
Responding to requests for an exclusive dining area, the Meliora has opened the Faculty Club, a 60-seat dining room primarily reserved for faculty and staff. Located in Salon D on the third floor of the restaurant, the Faculty Club is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The menu includes a combination of soups, salads, and hot entrees served buffet style. Beer and wine may also be purchased. 

Nancy Van de Vate is Composer-in-Residence for Festival
One of the world’s most recorded and honored living composers of orchestra music, Nancy Van de Vate, will be in-residence at the Eastman School for the 2008 Women in Music Festival and will be present for the premiere of “A Long Road Traveled: Suite for Viola and String Quartet.” Read more...

Daily Show Comedian Demetri Martin Performs
A regular on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and one of Entertainment Weekly's "25 funniest people in America," Demetri Martin performs Friday, Feb. 1, in Strong Auditorium at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the Wilson Commons Common Market. Read more..

Scholarships Available for Rochester Scholars Program
Rochester Scholars, the University's academic enrichment courses for students in grades 6-12, offers several scholarships for its upcoming winter session, Feb. 18-22, including full tuition for the winner of an essay contest. Scholarship and essay contest applications are due Jan. 25. For a complete list of courses, downloadable application forms, and to register, visit the Office of Special Programs at or call 275-2344. 


Tuesday, Jan. 22
Crossing the Line: Interdisciplinary Work in a Society of Fear: Steven Kurtz, professor in the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo. A Humanities Project. Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

UPI (Jan. 19)
"Uninsured Asthma Children Don't See Doctor
Jill Halterman, associate professor of pediatrics, discusses her study showing that hundreds of thousands of U.S. children without health insurance may be at increased risk of serious health complications because they are not receiving ongoing treatment from a primary physician. "Too many children with this chronic condition are without insurance at some point during the year," says Halterman. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 21)
"NIH Doesn't Check Academics on Financial Conflicts of Interest
"The National Institutes of Health has failed to adequately oversee hundreds of financial conflicts of interest among university biomedical researchers, partly because the reports universities sent the agency about the conflicts lacked any details, according to a new audit report." Read more...

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