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@Rochester — March 11, 2008


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Mostly Cloudy, High 36°
Tomorrow: Snow Showers, High 50°

In Today’s Issue

  • Finally, the ‘Planet’ in Planetary Nebulae?
  • University Launches Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program
  • Sweet 16: Men Take on Ursinus; Women Travel to Messiah
  • March Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Rochester Scholars Featured on WHEC-TV Channel 10 Today
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Community Music School March Recital—Chamber Winds/Junior High Jazz
  • Rochester in the News: Donald Greenblatt Talks about Daylight Saving Time
  • In Higher Ed: Math Suggests College Frenzy Will Soon Ease

News and Announcements

Finally, the ‘Planet’ in Planetary Nebulae?
Astronomers at the University, home to one of the world’s largest groups of planetary nebulae specialists, have announced that low-mass stars and possibly even super-Jupiter-sized planets may be responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking objects in the sky. Read more...

University Launches Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program
The University is launching an intensive 12- to 14-month program for college graduates and other professionals interested in gaining entrance to medical, dental, or veterinary school. The Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program is primarily designed for people with outstanding academic records who did not earn the requisite credits for medical school as undergraduates. Read more...

Sweet 16: Men Take on Coast Guard; Women Travel to Messiah
The men’s basketball team will face the United States Coast Guard Academy at Ursinus College and the women’s team faces Messiah College at Messiah in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday. Winners play Saturday for a berth in the Final Four. Read more at the Athletics Web site.

March Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom for up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources. This month’s issue includes a phone number employees can call for proof of employment, a reminder about annual performance evaluations, details on a HIPAA video training program for Medical Center employees, and more. Read more...

Rochester Scholars Featured on WHEC-TV Channel 10 Today
Tune in to Channel 10 at 12:15 p.m. today to learn more about Rochester Scholars, the University’s academic enrichment program for students in grades 6 to 12. Hear from a previous Rochester Scholars Jr. student who will talk about her experience in the program and the class, “Science Explorations Camp: Forensics,” that she enrolled in last summer. Special Programs is accepting applications for the 2008 spring session of Rochester Scholars, which runs April 14 to 18.

Events

Tuesday, March 11
Eastman Community Music School March Recital: Chamber Winds/Junior High Jazz. Kilbourn Hall. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle (March 8)
“Spring-Forward Time Has Returned

Donald Greenblatt, associate professor of clinical medicine and director of the University’s Sleep Disorders Center, talks about the effects that the one-hour time change for daylight saving time can have on people. “It’s meant to save daylight, but it’s actually ‘daylight-shifting time,’” Greenblatt says. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (March 9)
“Math Suggests College Frenzy Will Soon Ease

“Projections show that by next year or the year after, the annual number of high school graduates in the United States will peak at about 2.9 million after a 15-year climb. The number is then expected to decline until about 2015. Most universities expect this to translate into fewer applications and less selectivity, with most students probably finding it easier to get into college.” Read more...

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