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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Linda Chaudron Named to Medical School's Diversity Post
  • Book Explores Dominance of Academic English
  • Nursing School Receives Enrollment Funding Support
  • Flags Fly at Half Staff in Memory of Sen. Robert Byrd
  • Help Save Energy Over Holiday Weekend
  • No @Rochester on Monday
  • Music Festival Is July 10

News and Announcements

Linda Chaudron Named to Medical School's Diversity Post
Mark Taubman, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has appointed Linda Chaudron as the school's acting associate dean for diversity while seeking a permanent replacement for former associate dean Vivian Lewis. Chaudron is an associate professor of psychiatry who serves as the department’s associate chair for clinical services.

Book Explores Dominance of Academic English
In her new book, Mary Jane Curry, an associate professor at the Warner School, examines the implications of the global status of English on scholarly practices.

Nursing School Receives Enrollment Funding Support
For the third year in a row, the School of Nursing received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program.

Flags Fly at Half Staff in Memory of Sen. Robert Byrd
In accordance with a presidential proclamation to mark the death of Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the University will fly the United States flag and all University flags at half staff on Friday, July 2, Saturday, July 3, and Monday, July 5. The flags will fly at full staff on Sunday, July 4, in recognition of Independence Day.

Help Save Energy Over Holiday Weekend
With the holiday weekend approaching, University Facilities and Services reminds faculty and staff to close their shades, shut off all the lights, and turn off all nonessential computers in order to save energy.

No @Rochester on Monday
In observance of the University holiday on July 5, @Rochester will not be published Monday. It will return to your inbox Tuesday, July 6. Check out a special holiday-themed homepage this weekend. Happy Independence Day.

Music Festival Is July 10
St. Monica's Church on Genesee Street, with the help of the Xerox Leadership Association, will host a music festival on Saturday, July 10, from 5 p.m. until dusk. The University community is welcome to attend the event, which will include free food and entertainment for kids.

July 2, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 76°
Sunny, High 86°
Event Highlight
Hopeman Memorial Carillon Recital
July 5, 7 p.m., Eastman Quadrangle.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (June 30)
'Survey Finds UR among Best Places for Scientists to Work'
The University has been named one of the top 15 institutions in the nation for scientists to work by The Scientist magazine in its annual survey of “Best Places to Work for Scientists in Academia." Read more...

In Higher Education
Boston Globe (June 29)
'Feds: Colleges Must Have Blind-Friendly Gadgets'
Federal officials are requiring colleges that use Kindles and other electronic book readers in the classroom to make sure the gadgets have accommodations for blind and vision-impaired students. Read more...

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