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@Rochester — March 25, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Richard Kreipe Named President of Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • Presentations Offered on Aetna and Excellus Web Sites
  • Open House Provides Preview of 15-Ton Organ
  • Brass Sextet Performs in Goergen Hall
  • Tickets on Sale for Dr. Frank Konstantin Winery Dinner
  • Reminder: Last Day to Register for April Rochester Scholars
  • Event Highlight: Film Screening and Discussion
  • Rochester in the News: Richard Niemi on Voting Methods; Mark Zupan on Job Outlook for Business School Grads
  • In Higher Ed: U.S. Proposes New Rules on Student Privacy

News and Announcements

Kreipe Named President of Society for Adolescent Medicine
Richard Kreipe, professor of
pediatrics, begins a year-long term serving the international Society for Adolescent Medicine. Read more...

Presentations Offered on Aetna and Excellus Web Sites
Aetna and Excellus will give combined presentations about the resources available on their Web sites, including tips on completing the Health Risk Assessment. Dates and times are posted online. Read more...

Open House Provides Preview of 15-Ton Organ
Local residents can get a preview of a 15-ton organ being installed in Christ Church, 141 East Avenue,
from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. The organ installation project at the church is part of the Eastman School's Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI). Read more...

Brass Sextet Performs in Goergen Hall
The University's Rochester Players Brass Sextet will perform as part of the SEAS Performing Arts Series on Thursday, March 27, at 12:45 p.m
. in Goergen Hall's Sloan Auditorium.

Tickets on Sale for Dr. Frank Konstantin Winery Dinner
Enjoy a special menu in The Meliora created by University chefs, each course accompanied by a different selection of Dr. Frank's wines on Thursday, March 27. Seatings are 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the Common Market for $34.99. Call 275-7687 for ticket and seating information.

Reminder: Last Day to Register for April Rochester Scholars
The postmark deadline to register for the spring session (April 14-18) of Rochester Scholars (grades 9-12) and Rochester Scholars Jr. (grades 6-8) is Thursday, March 27. Late applications will incur a fee. Tuition discounts for the University community are available. For more information or to register, call Special Programs at 275-2344 or download an application form.

Events

Wednesday, March 26
Screening and discussion of Ache Moyuba Orisha: Sobre la Santeria Cubana with Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado,
Gowen Room, 5 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (March 22)
"Study: Voters Prefer E-voting, But Tech Has Limits"
Political science professor Richard Niemi comments on a new study that indicates voters prefer electronic voting to paper methods: "I certainly expected ... that the paper ballot would be the standard by which everything else would be compared." Read more...

BusinessWeek (March 20)
"The Bear Meltdown Rattles B-Students"
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, is interviewed about the hiring and salaries of business school graduates in the face of the Bear Stearns collapse and the faltering economy: "It's starting to be more of a buyer's market. Most [financial institutions] are scaling back." Read more...
(Also reported by DenverChannel.com, PittsburghChannel.com, WISC Wisconsin, KOCO Oklahoma, IndyChannel.com, and others.)

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 24)
"U.S. Proposes New Rules on Student Privacy"
In the first significant update since 2000, the U.S. Education Department has proposed new regulations regarding FERPA, the educational privacy law. Read more...

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