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@Rochester — Jan. 30, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • New Rochester Yellowjacket to Debut Feb. 1
  • Financial Times Ranks Simon School Among World's Top
  • Journalist Thomas DeFrank to Speak at the University
  • David Hursh Releases Book on High-Stakes Testing
  • Medical Center Honors Employees, Teams
  • Wilmot Director to Lead National Lymphoma Research Board
  • Read a Special Edition of HR Intercom
  • Event Highlight: Wellness Fair
  • Rochester in the News: Steven Landsburg on the Stimulus Package
  • In Higher Ed: Post-College Blues? Just Move Back In

News and Announcements

New Rochester Yellowjacket to Debut Feb. 1
Fresh from a mascot makeover, the new Yellowjacket will make its debut during a basketball doubleheader on Feb. 1 with a new name chosen by the University community. URBee, the longtime Rochester mascot whose misnomer name and cherubic features have been the public face of the Yellowjackets since the 1983–84 academic year, will step down.  Read more... 

Financial Times Ranks Simon School Among World's Top
The Simon Graduate School of Business is ranked 47th among the world's top 100 business schools in an annual survey by the Financial Times of London. For the second straight year, Simon is 22nd among U.S. business schools.  Read more...

Journalist Thomas DeFrank to Speak at the University
Thomas DeFrank, the veteran political journalist and best-selling author considered among the foremost president-watchers in the country, will speak about the current presidential race at the University on Thursday, Feb. 7.  Read more...

David Hursh Releases Book on High-Stakes Testing
David Hursh, an associate professor at the Warner School of Education, has published his newest book, High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education (Rowman and Littlefield). A book signing and reading, hosted by Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Pittsford Plaza, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1.  Read more...

Medical Center Honors Employees, Teams
Medical Center Board Chairman Thomas Richards presented the 2007 Chairman’s Excellence Awards to six individuals and three teams of employees whose professional and personal standards exemplify quality patient care, mirroring the values of the institution’s Strong Commitment initiative: integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence.  Read more...

Wilmot Director to Lead National Lymphoma Research Board
Richard Fisher, director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, was elected chair of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.  Read more...

Read a Special Edition of HR Intercom
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources.  Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Wellness Fair: Attendants can get screened for high blood pressure and diabetes, receive a massage, learn more about healthy living, and try food samples. Free. Strong Memorial Hospital G-5680. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Los Angeles Times (Jan. 29)
“Where’s that Stimulus Money?”
As part of a series of exchanges, Steven Landsburg, professor of economics, and Jason Furman, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, debate the economic effects of the proposed federal stimulus package. "The government's resources are not infinite. If it gives out $150 billion today, it must collect an extra $150 billion in taxes tomorrow (unless the government cuts spending, which nobody seems interested in). That's a law of arithmetic," Landsburg writes.   Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Jan. 27)
“Post-College Blues? Just Move Back In”
A Long Island college plans to begin building more than 1,000 units of new student housing in 2008 or 2009, with a certain number set aside for graduates so that young people can stay in the area rather than move back in with their parents or move away.  Read more...

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