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University of Rochester News (Oct. 2, 2008) 10/02/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Oct. 2, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 2, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 56°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 55°

In Today's Issue

  • State Awards Eastman Dental Center $3.9 Million to Increase Access
  • Save the Date: FSA and HSA Review
  • Cholesterol Research, Begun in the 'Little Skate,' Garners Award
  • Dust Off Those Super-8s for 'Home Movie Day'
  • Win a Hyundai and Help Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Event Highlight: Reframing Disability
  • Rochester in the News: Cary Jensen on Border Patrol and International Students
  • In Higher Education: Bank Freeze Affects Hundreds of Colleges

News and Announcements

State Awards Eastman Dental Center $3.9 Million to Increase Access

Eastman Dental Center has been awarded a $3.9 million state grant to increase access and capacity for Rochester's underserved residents. Read more...

Save the Date: FSA and HSA Review

The Health Educational series continues in October with presentations on Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).  Attend a session to learn important information on the tax advantages of FSAs and HSAs, how the two account types differ, and how they work in conjunction with the University Health Care Plans. Representatives from Aetna, Excellus, and the Benefits Office will be available to answer questions. View session dates, times, and locations

Cholesterol Research, Begun in the 'Little Skate,' Garners Award

New research on the way the body processes cholesterol has earned Ned Ballatori, professor of environmental medicine, one of the highest honors in his field. Read more...

Dust Off Those Super-8s for 'Home Movie Day'

Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, encourages students, faculty, and staff to consider participating in the sixth annual Home Movie Day on Saturday, Oct. 18. Drop off your 8mm, super-8, or 16mm films in advance at the Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince Street). Home Movie Day is an international event dedicated to the viewing and  preservation of home movies shot on film. Read more...

Win a Hyundai and Help Golisano Children's Hospital

Vision Hyundai of Henrietta, Vision Hyundai of Canandaigua, and Hyundai are donating a 2008 Hyundai Elantra to Golisano Children's Hospital's 21st Annual Gala on Saturday, Oct. 18. Buy one raffle ticket for $25 or purchase five for $100 to increase your odds of winning. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Read more...


book coverFriday, Oct. 3

Reframing Disability: "Fulfiling the Public Health Mandate." Whipple Auditorium, Medical Center. Noon.

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Football—Oct. 4: Rensselaer. Noon.

Women's Soccer—Oct. 4: Brandeis. 4:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer—Oct. 4: Brandeis. 7 p.m.

Rochester in the News

USA Today (Oct. 1)

"Some Travelers Criticize Border Patrol Inspection Methods"

In a report about concerns over Border Patrol inspections, Cary Jensen, director of the University's International Services Office, says several of Rochester's international students on visas have been detained or questioned by the Border Patrol, mostly in and around the bus and train stations. In addition to advising students to carry copies of their immigration documents, Jensen says his office also is warning students to be prepared even for a quick trip downtown. "The students are here legitimately. They're amazing, the best and brightest in the world," Jensen adds. "We're just trying to prepare for every eventuality." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 1)

"Bank Freeze Leaves Hundreds of Colleges Cut Off From Short-Term Funds"

"Wachovia bank has frozen the accounts of hundreds of colleges that invest through Commonfund, leaving them unable to touch billions of dollars they depend on for salaries, campus construction, and debt payments." Read more...

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