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In Today's Issue

  • Study: Good Cholesterol Isn't Always Good For You
  • Sports Information Director Wins National Award
  • United Way Pledge Forms Still Available
  • Discounts Available for University Employees
  • Apply Now For Pre-College Summer Programs
  • Camp Will Focus on Teen Athlete Performance
  • Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income Session

News and Announcements

Study: Good Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good For You
A Medical Center study is the first to find that a high level of the supposedly good cholesterol places a subgroup of patients at high risk for recurrent coronary events, such as chest pain, heart attack, and death.

Sports Information Director Wins National Award
Rochester's sports information director Dennis O'Donnell has won the College Sports Information Directors of America Warren Berg Award, presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of college sports information.

United Way Pledge Forms Still Available
The University's 2010 United Way Campaign is winding down after surpassing its $1.3 million goal. If you would like to help the community. there's still time. You can make a pledge through May 31 by visiting the University's United Way Web site. After May 31, you can print a paper pledge form from the site, which will continue to be available year-round. If you need assistance, contact the University's United Way office at 273-4756.

Discounts Available for University Employees
The Regional Area Recreation and Employee Services Association (RARES) offers University employees a chance to save on hundreds of area and national products and services including amusement parks, car washes, movie tickets, zoos and more. RARES ID cards are available at several on-campus and off-site locations.

Apply Now For Pre-College Summer Programs
Rochester's Pre-College Programs allow students in grades 6–12 to explore the University and its resources. Summer session application deadlines are: Rochester Scholars Residential, June 4; Rochester Scholars Commuter, June 10; and Rochester Scholars Jr., June 24. Discounts are available for children and grandchildren of alumni, staff, and faculty. See the course catalog or call 275-3221 for details.

Camp Will Focus on Teen Athlete Performance
University Sports Medicine will hold a performance enhancement camp this summer to give high school and college athletes the opportunity to learn strength and conditioning skills.

Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income Session
The Benefits Office will hold a free information session offering an overview of the University benefit plans available during retirement to faculty and staff. The session will take place at noon today in ACF-B (2-1318) in the Medical Center. A representative from TIAA-CREF will discuss saving for retirement and available distribution options. For more information, visit the Benefits Web site.

May 27, 2010
Chance T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
PM Thunderstorms, High 85°
Showers, High 73°
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Walking on Water
Rush Rhees Library Gallery at the Art & Music Library, 9 a.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (May 25)
‘Rochester Sculptor Albert Paley Helps Students Imagine Art’
Fourth-graders at School 52 preparing for a field trip to the Memorial Art Gallery to see the works of metal sculptor Albert Paley got the rare opportunity to not only meet the famous Rochester artist, but to work with him on their own creations. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (May 26)
'Colleges, Universities Grapple With Tuition Hikes'
Tuition increases for undergraduates attending public colleges and universities in their home states appear to be all over the map this fall. Read more…

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