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@Rochester — March 6, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Adopts Multidisciplinary Advisory Council Report
  • Study Sheds Light on Psoriatic Arthritic Damage
  • Applications Accepted for Graduate Head Residents
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Richard Niemi Interviewed on Voting Technology; Profile of University Basketball Teammates
  • In Higher Ed: Computer Science Major Rebounds

News and Announcements

President Seligman Adopts Multidisciplinary Advisory Council Report
President Seligman has adopted the recommendations of the Multidisciplinary Advisory Council, creating a $250,000 annual fund and endorsing other initiatives to support faculty research that crosses disciplines within the University.
Click here to read the president's statement establishing the Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards and the full report of the advisory council, chaired by Provost Ralph Kuncl. The report describes the award application process and details current multidisciplinary programs.

Study Sheds Light on Psoriatic Arthritic Damage
Researchers have learned more about how a leading drug prevents certain types of arthritis from eating away at bone, according to a study published in the March edition of the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Edward Schwarz, professor of orthopaedics, is one of the authors of the study. Read more...

Applications Accepted for Graduate Head Residents
The Office of Residential Life seeks applicants for Graduate Head Residents, full-time graduate students who live in undergraduate residence halls, for the 2008-09 academic year. Applications are due Monday, March 31. Grad students can learn more by e-mailing ghrselection@reslife.rochester.edu.


Events

Thursday, March 6
Understanding the University's Retirement Program: Informational session. Medical Center, ACF-A 2-1322, 1 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Basketball: The men and women play in the first round of the NCAA Division III national championships on Friday. The men play at the Palestra at 8 p.m. against Middlebury; the women travel to the University of Scranton.

Lacrosse: The women play Nazareth at home on Friday at 4 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Government Computer News (March 4)
"Voting Technology Remains an Issue at the Polls
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Political science professor Richard Niemi, a member of a research team that has analyzed voting technology over several years, comments on the switch to paper ballots in Cuyahoga County, Ohio: "Based on our research, I'm convinced that the right kind of touch screen machine could be better than paper." Read more...

Democrat & Chronicle (March 5)
"For 6 UR Teammates, Life at Home Rocks
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The article profiles six members of the men's basketball team who share a house in Rochester. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 5)
"'Chic Geek': Computer Science Major Rebounds
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The number of newly declared undergraduate majors at doctoral-granting computer science departments has increased for the first time since 2000, according to a survey performed by the Computing Research Association. The burst of the dot-com bubble in 2000 contributed to a decline in popularity of computer-science degrees. Read more...

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