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@Rochester: Oct. 7, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 7, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 61°

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 67°

In Today's Issue

  • Learn How to Build Better Credit Today at Noon
  • Medical Center Professors Pen British Association's Book of the Year
  • Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Sessions This Week
  • Wilmot Doctor to Discuss Advances in Leukemia Treatment Oct. 15
  • Juilliard Cosponsors Music College Fair at Eastman School
  • Enjoy 'Fiesta Mexicana' on Wednesday in Wilson Commons
  • Event Highlight: Spotlight on...Series
  • Rochester in the News: Anthea Butler on Prosperity Gospel and Subprime Lending
  • In Higher Education: Small Colleges See Hope in Bailout Bill

News and Announcements

Learn How to Build Better Credit Today at Noon

Learn about building better credit today from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1-9535-Northeastern in the Medical Center. This session of the Financial Health Bites series is conducted by a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Medical Center Professors Pen British Association's Book of the Year

Two Medical Center experts in oncology and anatomy received the Medical Book of the Year Award from the British Medical Association for a new guide to cancer staging that many doctors consider a must-have resource. Read more...

Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Sessions This Week

Stop by Oct. 9 or 10 during one of the Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment sessions to speak with representatives from Securian Life and the Benefits Office. Eligible faculty and staff may enroll in or elect an additional one multiple of salary of Group Universal Life or Group Optional Term Life insurance during open enrollment through Oct. 20. Read more...

Wilmot Doctor to Discuss Advances in Leukemia Treatment Oct. 15

A leukemia expert from the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center will offer insight into the latest discoveries and advances in treatments during a free educational program at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Bella Lago Restaurant in Canandaigua. Read more...

Juilliard Cosponsors Music College Fair at Eastman School

The Juilliard School will cosponsor the 3rd annual New York Music College Fair, with the Eastman School and Ithaca College School of Music, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 5:30 to ­ 7:30 p.m. at Eastman. High school and college students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from more than 70 schools. Read more...

Enjoy 'Fiesta Mexicana' on Wednesday in Wilson Commons

Wilson Commons Wednesday continues with Fiesta Mexicana, featuring a buffet lunch and entertainment by Los Arpegios Trio Mariachi Band from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Hirst Lounge. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Spotlight on...Series: "UR Students Vote: Election 2008." Rush Rhees Library. 4 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Time.com (Oct. 3)

"Maybe We Should Blame God for the Subprime Mess"

Anthea Butler, assistant professor of religion and an expert in Pentecostalism, comments on the role "Prosperity Gospel" may have played in making it followers victims of subprime lending offers. "The pastor's not gonna say, 'Go down to Wachovia and get a loan,' but I have heard, 'Even if you have a poor credit rating, God can still bless you—if you put some faith out there [that is, make a big donation to the church], you'll get that house or that car or that apartment.'" Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 6)

"As Credit Woes Mount, Colleges See Hope in Bailout Bill"

"When President Bush signed into law a $700-billion bailout bill for the financial sector on Friday, financial officers at small private colleges were among those who breathed a sigh of relief." Read more...

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