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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Students Give Day of Community Service
  • Convocation Celebrates Start of Year
  • Diversity Spotlight: Healthy Living Programs
  • Practical Tips for Pedestrian Safety
  • Road Work Near University Could Affect Traffic
  • Biometric Screenings Offered Monday
  • Better Breathers Group to Meet

News and Announcements

Eastman Students Give Day of Community Service
Nearly 200 members of the Eastman School community, including new undergraduate students, faculty, and staff, are participating in the school’s first George Eastman Day, volunteering their time at various organizations throughout the Rochester area today.

Convocation Celebrates Start of Year
President Seligman, G. Robert Witmer, Board of Trustees chair emeritus, College officials, as well as student and faculty representatives addressed members of the Class of 2014 at the College's Convocation yesterday on the Eastman Quadrangle. Seligman told students that the University’s motto, Meliora, “captures the essence” of life at the University. “You’re here because you are extraordinary human beings,” he said. “Success in life is not just about building projects, but about building relationships—understand that there's a balance.” See photos from the event.

Diversity Spotlight: Healthy Living Programs
The Healthy Living Program and Vida en Salud, both offered by the Medical Center's Center for Community Health, are culturally tailored programs to improve the physical activity, nutrition, and overall health of African-American and Latino adults. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Diversity Spotlight in @Rochester.

Practical Tips for Pedestrian Safety
The Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety offers advice on pedestrian safety, stressing that both drivers and pedestrians need to stay aware of one another.

Road Work Near University Could Affect Traffic
East Henrietta Road, between South Avenue and Mt. Hope Avenue, will be reduced to one-way traffic in the northbound direction on Monday, Aug. 30, for paving. Two-way traffic resumes on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Biometric Screenings Offered Monday
Free biometric screenings will be available by appointment for regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff on Monday, Aug. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing’s Helen Wood Hall. Faculty and staff may receive one biometric screening per calendar year. Spouses/domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan are also eligible. To make an appointment, contact Christine Withers at

Better Breathers Group to Meet
Diane Cameron, leader of the Alpha-1 Association Support Group, will be the featured speaker at the next Better Breathers meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Visiting Nurse Service, 22180 Empire Blvd. Cameron will talk about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a genetic disorder that can cause liver and lung disease in children and adults of any age.

August 27, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 73°
Sunny, High 81°
Weekend Event Highlight
UR Night at the Red Wings Baseball Game
7 p.m., Frontier Field.

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Rochester in the News
Albany Times Union (Aug. 26)
'Anthony Center Honors Women in Politics'
To mark the 90th anniversary of the women's suffrage amendment, the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership at the University of Rochester has created the  "First Women" Web site to document trailblazing women. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Aug. 25)
'Another Chance Is Offered to Those Who Fell Just Short of a Degree'
The Institute for Higher Education Policy and the Lumina Foundation for Education announced a joint program this week to find formerly enrolled college students whose academic records qualify them to be awarded associate degrees retroactively. Read more...

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