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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman School To Open New Wing
  • Study Shows Latinos Falling Behind in City Schools
  • Outstanding Philanthropists Honored
  • Health Coverage Extended for Some Adult Children
  • Warner Lunch Hour Discussion on Entrepreneurship
  • Health Screenings, Flu Shots Offered

News and Announcements

Eastman School To Open New Wing
From Dec. 6 to 12, the Eastman School celebrates the culmination of its multiyear construction project, and the realization of George Eastman's original dream for the school, when it opens the new Eastman East Wing at East Main and Swan streets.

Study Shows Latinos Falling Behind in City Schools
Latino academic underachievement and dropout rates remain high in urban school districts. The perspectives of Latino students and their families in Rochester are included in a new study conducted by the Warner School in partnership with the Ibero-American Action League.

Outstanding Philanthropists Honored
Roger and Carolyn Friedlander were presented with the Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Genesee Valley Chapter. The Brighton residents were co-nominated for the distinction by the School of Nursing and by Hillside Family of Agencies, two organizations with which they have strong relationships.

Health Coverage Extended for Some Adult Children
The University will continue to offer extended health coverage for eligible adult children between the ages of 26 and 29 for the 2011 plan year. Eligible adult children are those who are under age 30; are unmarried; live or work in the state of New York or the service area of the insurer; are not covered by Medicare; and are not covered by or eligible for coverage through another employer’s group health plan. Coverage for an adult child will be issued as stand-alone coverage to a single medical plan that mirrors his/her parent’s University health plan coverage. The adult child will be required to pay 100 percent of the cost of coverage on an after-tax basis. Visit the Benefits Web site for details. Tip: Open enrollment sessions are being held through Nov. 17. Open enrollment ends Nov. 29.

Warner Lunch Hour Discussion on Entrepreneurship
Dean Raffaella Borasi invites the University community to join a Warner Lunch Hour discussion, “Educational Innovations as Entrepreneurship: Reconstructing the Creation of the Horizons at Warner Summer Program,” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at noon in Dewey B-315. No registration is required. This event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Health Screenings, Flu Shots Offered
The Center for Community Health, 46 Prince St., is offering free biometric screenings and flu shots on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for University employees and their spouses or domestic partners enrolled in a University health care plan. Employees who are not enrolled in a University health care plan may get a flu shot. Other health insurance is accepted (a copay may apply). Schedule an appointment with Christine Withers and bring your insurance card to your appointment.

Nov. 16, 2010
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 55°
Rain, High 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Department of English Faculty Colloquium
5 to 6 p.m., Robbins Library 416, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Nov. 14)
UH Is 1 of 2 Universities Eyeing an Obama Library
Curt Smith, a senior lecturer of English, who wrote a book on presidential libraries, said presidents typically want an academic component attached. Also reported by ABC News, CBS News, NPR, and more.

In Higher Education
USA Today (Nov. 15)
College Study Abroad Suffers its First Decline
The number of U.S. students earning college credit abroad dipped in 2008-09, the first decline in the 22 years since the data have been tracked, a State Department-funded report shows. The dip is mostly due to the recession.

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