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@Rochester — March 3, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • National Nutrition Month Stair Challenge Begins at Strong
  • Free Biometric Screenings Start Today
  • Sustainable Energy Lecture Series Begins
  • Defensive Driving Course Available
  • Local Entrepreneurs Connect with Entrepreneurship Center
  • Event Highlight:Reshaping Rochester Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: Lincoln Documents Project
  • In Higher Ed: Prisons vs. Colleges

News and Announcements

National Nutrition Month Stair Challenge Begins at Strong
Starting today, Strong Memorial Hospital employees can compete in a month-long stairclimbing competition for National Nutrition Month. Winners will be announced weekly
, and team tally sheets are available outside the Food and Nutrition office (1-2565) or in the House of Six Nations Cafeteria. For more information, contact Kate Wise at

Free Biometric Screenings Start Today
In conjunction with the upcoming Health Assessment, faculty and staff and their spouses and domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan can receive a free biometric screening provided by the Health Checkpoint through the School of Nursing. Sessions start today and will continue throughout the month at the River Campus, Medical Center, and other sites. Click here for a complete list of times and locations.

Sustainable Energy Lecture Series Begins
As part of the sustainable energy lecture series organized by KEY students, Wolf-Udo Schröder, professor of chemistry and of physics, will speak on "Energy Real-Politik" at Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall on Wednesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. Click here for details about future lectures in the series.

Defensive Driving Course Available
A New York State DMV-approved defensive driving course will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Medical Center, Napatow Room 1-9545. People who complete the course are eligible for up to a 10-percent reduction on auto insurance and a four-point reduction on their license. Pre-registration is required; call 905-9420. The course costs $35.

Local Entrepreneurs Connect with Entrepreneurship Center
The Western New York Chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization, a global network of business leaders, is partnering with the University's Center for Entrepreneurship to help cultivate this population of leaders. Read more...


Tuesday, March 4
Reshaping Rochester: Illustrated lecture by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Campbell. 7 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News

Welland Tribune, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 29)
"University Shares its Abraham Lincoln Letters"
The article highlights the Abraham Lincoln documents and letters that the University has posted online and quotes Brian Fleming, the librarian who heads the project: "To be given a document that plunks you right into a situation that Lincoln was facing, it's very compelling." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 29)
"Prisons vs. Colleges"
A report released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts reveals that five states spend more on prisons than higher education: Vermont, Michigan, Oregon, Connecticut, and Delaware. The findings of the Pew Project on the States' study indicate that only Alabama, Nevada, and Virginia's higher-education spending increased relative to corrections spending. Read more...

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