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@Rochester: Sept. 25, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 25, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 76°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny/Showers, High 69°

In Today's Issue

  • Out of Iraq Emerges Hope for Those with the Severest of Head Injuries
  • Listen to Warner Professor Discuss Presidential Candidates' Education Views
  • School of Nursing to Launch Flu Clinic Program Oct. 1
  • Sign Up for Weigh Well
  • Financial Aid Office Moves to Wallis Hall
  • Event Highlight: Neilly Series Lecture
  • Sports Buzz: Women's Soccer
  • Rochester in the News: Frederick Douglass Medal Ceremony, Marjorie Searl on Gift to Memorial Art Gallery
  • In Higher Education: Federal Rules on Campus Emergency Plans

News and Announcements

Out of Iraq Emerges Hope for Those with the Severest of Head Injuries

There may be more hope than has been recognized for some people with severe brain injuries, according to neurosurgeon Jason Huang, who earlier this year spent four months in Iraq treating soldiers and civilians. Read more...

Listen to Warner Professor Discuss Presidential Candidates' Education Views

Tune in to WXXI's 1370 Connection today from 1-2 p.m. to hear David Hursh, associate professor at the Warner School, discuss Senator Barack Obama's and Senator John McCain's views on education. 

School of Nursing to Launch Flu Clinic Program Oct. 1

The School of Nursing will launch its flu vaccine program 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Dome Center, 2695 East Henrietta Road. Read more...

Sign Up for Weigh Well

Well-U is currently enrolling faculty and staff in its third Weigh-Well session. The 10-week program focuses on nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral health. The initial cost is $200. Faculty and staff will receive a reimbursement of 50 percent if they complete the program. The next session starts October 7 and meetings continue for 10 consecutive Tuesdays at noon in Helen Wood Hall in the School of Nursing. Participants can enroll online

Financial Aid Office Moves to Wallis Hall

The Financial Aid Office will be moving from Meliora Hall to 124 Wallis Hall. The office will be closed Friday, Oct. 3, for the move. It reopens Monday, Oct. 6, and will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 13-19. The move brings Financial Aid and Admissions together in the same building. Read more...

Events

Thursday, Sept. 25

Neilly Series Lecture: Author Carla Yanni. Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Women's Soccer—Saturday, Sept. 27: St. John Fisher. 3 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 23)

"UR Institute Honors Two with Douglass Medals"

"It's a great honor any time you are the recipient of a medal named after such a historical figure as Frederick Douglass," said Walter Cooper after receiving the Frederick Douglass Medal during a gala dinner on Sept. 23. Also honored was David Kearns, who said he appreciated the honor "more than you can think. . . . It says, 'you're really a good guy.' It makes me feel good." Read more...

Rochester Business Journal (Sept. 23)

"Berkeley Gives $1M to Memorial Art Gallery"

"The Berkeley gift puts into motion a project that has been in the planning process for a number of years: the reinstallation of the oldest objects in the gallery's collection in the most up-to-date museum environment," says Chief Curator Marjorie Searl regarding a $1 million gift to the Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 24)

"Emergency Overload"

Weeks after enacting a law requiring colleges to develop emergency response plans, Congress prepares to pass a bill requiring colleges to develop emergency response plans. Read more...

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