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University of Rochester News (Sept. 18, 2008) 09/18/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Sept. 18, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 18, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 62°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 69°

In Today's Issue

  • University Pledges Full Scholarships to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans
  • Hospital Staff: Comments Sought for Magnet Recognition Program
  • Benefit Planned for Injured Laser Lab Engineer
  • Volunteers Wanted for Refugee Assistance Efforts
  • Event Highlight: World Music Series
  • Sports Buzz: Football's Courage Bowl, Soccer, and Field Hockey at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Zupan on Tough Job Market, Steve Landsburg on Sex and the Internet
  • In Higher Education: Results of Annual Benefits Survey

News and Announcements

University Pledges Full Scholarships to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans

Beginning in fall 2009, qualified veterans may attend the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and the Eastman School undergraduate studies program and the School of Nursing's RN completion program tuition free. Read more...

Hospital Staff: Comments Sought for Magnet Recognition Program

The University has applied for redesignation to the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. Strong Memorial Hospital staff have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. All comments must be received by Oct. 20. Read more...

Benefit Planned for Injured Laser Lab Engineer

Friends and colleagues are hosting a benefit to support Sam Roberts on Sept. 26 at Golden Ponds Party House, 500 Long Pond Rd., from 6-10 p.m. Roberts, a senior lab engineer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was seriously injured in an accident at the laboratory on Aug. 6 and is currently a patient at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling (585) 723-1344 and also will be available at the door. Additional donations can be made through

Volunteers Wanted for Refugees Assistance Efforts

The Refugee Student Alliance is looking for volunteers to assist local refugees with everything from shopping and transportation to tutoring and job searches. To learn more, e-mail


Friday, Sept. 19

World Music Series: Opening of Music and Globalization Symposium. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Women's Soccer—Thursday, Sept. 18: William Smith, 4:30 p.m.

Field Hockey—Saturday, Sept. 20: Hartwick College, 11 a.m.

Men's Soccer—Saturday, Sept. 20: Hobart, 1:30 p.m.

Football—Saturday, Sept. 20. Fill Fauver for the Courage Bowl: St. John Fisher, 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times.

Rochester in the News

Business Week (Sept. 17)

"B-Schools Wary on Lehman, Merrill Impact"

Simon School Dean Mark Zupan says he believes that the top five business schools, which are key feeders for top financial firms, will be hardest hit by the current economic turmoil. "It's going to be a tough market for Wall Street-related jobs." Read more...

New York Times (Sept. 12)

"How to Think About Sex? A Freakonomics Quorum"

Professor of Economics Steve Landsburg, author of More Sex Is Safer Sex, offers his observations on how the Internet has redefined Americans' views about sex. He describes the Internet as the place to go for information and to get "a little reassurance along the lines of 'you are not a freak.'" Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 17)

"Increasing Share of Colleges Offer Partner Benefits"

An annual survey by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources shows that the percentage of colleges offering domestic partner benefits grew in 2007-08. The survey also finds relatively few colleges offering paid child care and fewer paying full costs of health insurance. Read more...

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