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@Rochester: Oct. 10, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 10, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 66°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 68°

In Today's Issue

  • Online Registration for Meliora Weekend and Eastman Weekend Closes Soon
  • Warner School Launches Perspectives Blog
  • Simon Offers New Scholarships in Response to Down Economy
  • Expert on Effects of Toxic Chemicals on Brain to Be Honored
  • Latest Issue of HR Intercom Is Online
  • Event Highlight: Talk about Stem Cell Research
  • Rochester in the News: Robert McCann on End-of-Life Discussions
  • In Higher Education: Young Americans Not Gaining in Education Level

News and Announcements

Online Registration for Meliora Weekend and Eastman Weekend Closes Soon

Online registration for this year's Meliora Weekend and Eastman Weekend closes Tuesday, Oct. 14, at noon. These are the final days to preregister for class reunions, academic symposia, family events, student performances, and much more. On-site registration will be available in Wilson Commons on Thursday, Oct. 16, 3 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 19, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. More than 7,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends of the University are expected on the River Campus and at the Eastman School for the annual celebration. Read more...

Warner School Launches Perspectives Blog

The Warner School recently launched a multi-author education blog, Warner Perspectives, on the home page of the Warner School Web site. The blog invites posts from students, faculty, community members, and anyone else interested in a spirited discussion of education and human development. Read more...

Simon Offers New Scholarships in Response to Down Economy

The Simon School is offering graduate business degrees with special scholarship support for U.S. citizens and permanent residents adversely affected by the current economic downturn. Read more...

Expert on Effects of Toxic Chemicals on Brain to Be Honored

Bernard Weiss, professor of environmental medicine, who helped create a discipline crucial to our ability to measure the health effects of toxic chemicals, will be honored by scientists around the world next week. Read more...

Latest Issue of HR Intercom Is Online

The October issue of HR Intercom is now available online. The newsletter features up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources.
 

Events

Friday, Oct. 10

Second Friday Science Social: Discussion about stem cell research. Medical Center. 4 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (Oct. 7)

"Patients Benefit From End-of-Life Discussions With a Doctor"

"This really highlights the importance of patients having end-of-life discussions with a health-care professional," says Robert McCann, professor of medicine and chief of medicine at Highland Hospital. "Just by having discussionswe don't know anything about the quality of the discussion or what was saidled patients to better choices, things that would make a bigger difference in quality of life." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 9)

"Younger Americans Are No Longer Gaining in Educational Level, Report Says"

For decades, every successive generation in the United States has been better educated than the last. Not any more. Read more...

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