University of Rochester News (May 2, 2008)
05/02/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: May 2, 2008
@Rochester: May 2, 2008
Today's Forecast: Showers, High 68°
Tomorrow: T-Storms, High 75°
In Today's Issue
- Excellus BCBS Gives $6M to Wilmot Cancer Center
- Eastman Students Present 'Concert at the Cathedral'
- Memorial Service for Life Trustee, Alumna Margaret Waasdorp
- Event Highlight: One-Act New Play Festival
- Rochester in the News: Scott MacRae on LASIK Surgery
- Inside Higher Ed: Global Education Summit
News and Announcements
Excellus BCBS Gives $6M to Wilmot Cancer Center
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has contributed $6 million to support the expansion of clinical care and cancer research and the development of the future healthcare workforce at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...
Eastman Students Present 'Concert at the Cathedral'
Students from the Catholic Newman Community of the Eastman School will present their fourth annual "Concert at the Cathedral" Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of classical and spiritual music at the historic Sacred Heart Cathedral, 287 Flower City Park. A reception follows the performance, which is free and open to all.
Memorial Service for Life Trustee, Alumna Margaret Waasdorp
The University community is invited to attend a memorial service for life trustee and alumna Margaret Waasdorp '37 on Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 Winton Rd. South. Waasdorp, who was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1969, remained an active supporter of the University throughout her life.
Rochester in the News
NPR (April 30)
"Q&A: Doctors on LASIK Surgery"
Scott MacRae, professor of ophthalmology and visual science, discusses what patients should know before they have the procedure: "I recommend they go to someone who is a cornea specialist if there are problems with dry eye or irregular corneas. Also, choose a surgeon who has a high reputation and who contributes scientifically by doing research in refractive surgery." Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 1)
"International Development Goals"
"About 200 university presidents, split almost equally between American colleges and institutions abroad, are gathered in Washington this week for an invitation-only summit on the role of higher education in furthering social and economic development on a global scale." Read more...
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