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In Today's Issue

  • Telemedicine Program Wins National Award
  • Meliora Weekend 2010 Web Site Goes Live
  • Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illness
  • 'Landmark' Tree Near University Falls
  • 'Carnival for a Cause' Kicks Off

News and Announcements

Telemedicine Program Wins National Award
Health-e-Access, based at the Golisano Children's Hospital, is one of five programs nationwide selected to receive the American Hospital Association's NOVA Award, an honor that recognizes hospital-community collaborations to improve community health.

Meliora Weekend 2010 Web Site Goes Live
The Meliora Weekend 2010 Web site is now live, with program descriptions and information on the more than 250 programs taking place during the October 14-17 festivities. CNN's Sanjay Gupta will deliver the keynote address during the weekend, which features student performances, reunion events, sports contests, lectures and panel discussions, and student-sponsored programming.

Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illness
Environmental Health and Safety reminds the University community to take the following steps to avoid heat-related illnesses: wear light, breathable clothing; drink more fluids; stay indoors or in shaded areas; and take breaks more frequently.

‘Landmark’ Tree Near University Falls
tree in GVP A well-known tree in Genesee Valley Park, a favorite of Rochester students who climbed its boughs throughout the years, fell over the Fourth of July weekend. Dan Schied, manager of horticulture and grounds for the University, says the bur oak was around 150 years old.

'Carnival for a Cause' Kicks Off
Mt. Hope Family Center is hosting a 'Carnival for a Cause' fundraiser from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Dragonfly Tavern on Park Avenue. Proceeds from the event benefit the Africa Yoga Project and Mt. Hope Family Center.

July 7, 2010
Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 92°
Mostly Sunny, High 91°
Today's Event Highlight
Understanding the University of Rochester Retirement Program
1 p.m. K-207 (2-6408), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (July 5)
'Jazz on the Pond
Tribute Features Chaka Khan'

"This is a unique family event, tethered by family values," says Doug Lowry, dean of the Eastman School. "It just happens to involve jazz." Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 4)
'Tenure, RIP: What the Vanishing Status Means for the Future of Education'
A U.S. Department of Education report coming out this fall is expected to show that in 2009, the proportion of college instructors who are tenured or on the tenure track has fallen below one-third. Read more...

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