@Rochester: April 28, 2008
Today's Forecast: Rain, High 58°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 53°
In Today's Issue
- Rochester City Schools Superintendent to Discuss Reform
- Six Fulbright Scholarships Awarded at University
- Two Weeks Remain in 2008 United Way Campaign
- Eastman Stages Mendelssohn's Acclaimed Oratorio 'Elijah'
- Event Highlight: Symphony Orchestra
- Rochester in the News: Kevin Fiscella on New American Cancer Society Report
- In Higher Ed: Validation for RateMyProfessors.com?
News and Announcements
Rochester City Schools Superintendent to Discuss 'Framework for Reform'
President Seligman and Warner School Dean Raffaella Borasi are sponsoring a lecture by Jean-Claude Brizard, Rochester superintendent of schools, Wednesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of the Rush Rhees Library. Brizard's presentation, "The Rochester City School District: A Framework for Reform," will be followed by a reception in the Welles-Brown Room. The event is free and open to faculty, staff, and students. Read more...
Six Fulbright Scholarships Awarded at University
Five graduating seniors and a recent alumnus of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering will receive prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for 2008-09 to study and conduct research abroad. They tie the record number of Fulbright winners chosen from the College last year. Read more...
United Way Update: Two Weeks Remain in 2008 Campaign
So far the University has raised almost $1.2 million to support the United Way. With only two weeks remaining in the campaign, your donation can help the University reach this year's goal of $1.4 million. Read more...
Eastman Stages Mendelssohn's Acclaimed Oratorio 'Elijah'
Mendelssohn's Elijah, a stirring, dramatic oratorio that is one of the most popular of all choral works, will be presented by the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, Eastman Chorale, and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, in Eastman Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 26)
"Obesity Still a Problem in N.Y."
Kevin Fiscella, associate professor of family medicine, comments on a new American Cancer Society report on major cancer risks. While the report shows New York rated better than average with the number of people who get mammograms and colorectal screenings, Fiscella says disparities between income levels and race show that low-income and minority patients are still far less likely to find cancer in early stages, when survival rates are higher. "The message here is that there is a lot of work still to be done." Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (April 27)
"Validation for RateMyProfessors.com?"
"Last year, a scholarly study found a high correlation between RateMyProfessors.com and a university's own system of student evaluations. Now, a new study is finding a high correlation between RateMyProfessors and a student evaluation system used nationally." Read more...
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