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@Rochester — March 13, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Receive $100 for Completing an Online Health Assessment
  • Chuang Ren Wins 2 Million Supercomputer Hours
  • Friday Open House for New Neurology Outpatient Clinic
  • Eastman Opera Theatre Presents The Merry Widow
  • Event Highlight: MAGnificent Inspiration: The Art Quilt
  • Rochester in the News: Smilemobile Brings Dental Care to City School Children
  • In Higher Ed: 'The Shrinking Professoriate'

News and Announcements

Receive $100 for Completing a Health Assessment
Faculty and staff and their partners enrolled in a University health care plan will receive $100 for completing the free online Health Assessment, a confidential questionnaire for identifying health needs and encouraging healthier lifestyles. The $100 is for employees only, but if both spouses work for the University, each is eligible for $100. The bonus will be credited directly to paychecks beginning in May and is subject to taxes. Complete the assessment, which takes about 15 minutes, by April 15 and be entered into a raffle for an iPod and other prizes.

Chuang Ren Wins 2 Million Supercomputer Hours
Chuang Ren, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and physics, has won a U. S. Department of Energy award—and with it the opportunity to conduct his fusion research on a supercomputer. Read more...

Friday Open House for New Neurology Outpatient Clinic
The Department of Neurology is holding an open house for its new outpatient clinic located on the first floor of the Ambulatory Care building. The open house will be held on Friday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more...

Eastman Opera Theatre Presents The Merry Widow
Spirited scenes of turn-of-the-century Parisian life, the sweeping whirl of the Viennese waltz, and beautiful and lyrical melodies have made The Merry Widow one of the most popular and enduring operettas of the past century. Eastman Opera Theatre brings Franz Lehár’s masterpiece to the Eastman Theatre stage for four performances beginning Thursday, April 3. Read more...


Thursday, Feb. 7
MAGnificent Inspiration: The Art Quilt:
This is the last week to view this and two companion quilt exhibitions at the Memorial Art Gallery. Shows close March 16.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

February News Roundup
Review press coverage of the University in the online news summary for February.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 12)
"The Shrinking Professoriate
"Every other year, data released by the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics provide a snapshot of the growth of part-time positions in the professoriate. This year — an off-year for that data — the federal statistics provide evidence for another shift, in which the majority of full-time professional employees in higher education are in administrative rather than faculty jobs." Read more...

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