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@Rochester: August 26, 2008

@Rochester: August 26, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 75°

Tomorrow: Fair, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • Enjoy Great Literature at a Great Price
  • Why a Common Treatment for Prostate Cancer Ultimately Fails
  • Action Team Empowers Youth to Have a Voice
  • Learn More about Explanation of Benefits Statements
  • Event Highlight: Wind Symphony Auditions
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on Decline in Federal Science Funding, Michael Rizzo on the Economy
  • In Higher Education: The Presidential Candidates' Higher-Ed Platforms

News and Announcements

Enjoy Great Literature at a Great Price

The University's translation press, Open Letter, is offering a special subscription rate for faculty, staff, and students. Sign-up to receive the first six titles for $65 or all 12 titles for $120. For details, contact Chad Post at chad.post@rochester.edu or 319-0823. 

Why a Common Treatment for Prostate Cancer Ultimately Fails

Some of the drugs given to many men during their fight against prostate cancer can actually spur some cancer cells to grow, a Medical Center research teams has found. Read more...

Action Team Empowers Youth to Have a Voice

Teen Action Team 2008 Street Outreach, a group co-led by Nancy Ares, an associate professor at the Warner School, is helping local youth have a voice in their community. Read more...

Learn More about Explanation of Benefits Statements

Representatives from Aetna and Excellus will be available during sessions on Wednesday, August 27, to discuss Explanation of Benefits statements and the Maintenance of Benefits provision for coordinating health care coverage. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, August 27

Wind Symphony Auditions: Lower Strong Auditorium. 1 to 4 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Inside Higher Education (August 25)

"'Unprecedented' 2-Year Decline for U.S. Science Funds"

"Our global competitiveness depends on America's having the best science and technology," says President Seligman regarding a two-year decline in federal support for science and engineering research. "To keep our lead, we must support it. It is vital that federal funding at least keep pace with our closest competitors in Europe and Asia." Read more...

CNNMoney.com (August 25)

"Are You Better Off?"

"If there is a bit of a dark cloud, the impact on the real economy is bigger than it was in 2001," says Michael Rizzo, a lecturer in the economics department, about consumer anxiety regarding the overall economy. "Whether justified or not, expectations matter. It puts a brake on the economy." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 25)

"Higher-Education Platforms Develop as Convention Season Begins"

"With the Olympics completed, Americans can now turn their attention to the national political parties' conventions and the presidential candidates' platforms, including their higher-education proposals." Read more...

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