University of Rochester News (May 5, 2008)
05/05/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: May 5, 2008
@Rochester: May 5, 2008
Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 64°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 67°
In Today's Issue
- Parking Registration Begins Today
- Learn More about the Benefits of FSAs and HSAs
- Final Week in 2008 United Way Campaign
- Event Highlight: Eastman Collegium Musicum
- Rochester in the News: Laura Shone on Middle Class Uninsured Kids
- Inside Higher Ed: Med School Enrollment Growth
News and Announcements
Parking Registration Begins Today
Online registration for 2008-09 parking permits begins today and ends June 30. Those who renew online by May 31 will be automatically entered into a Medical Center parking sweepstakes with prizes ranging from a year of free parking to a reserved space in a selected lot. For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/parking
, or call the Medical Center Parking Office at 275-4524 or River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983.
Learn More about the Benefits of FSAs and HSAs
The Health Education series continues on May 7 with presentations on Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Learn more about the tax advantages, how the two accounts 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 times and locations.
Final Week in 2008 United Way Campaign
So far the University has raised just over $1.2 million to support the United Way. With only one week remaining in the campaign, your donation can help the University reach this year's goal of $1.4 million. Read more...
Rochester in the News
U.S. News & World Report (May 3)
"Middle Class Uninsured Kids' Health Risk Almost as High as Poor Children's"
Newly released findings by Laura Shone, assistant professor of pediatrics, show that more than 40 percent of children in families earning between $38,000 and $77,000 annually who are uninsured for a year see no physicians and have no prescriptions during that time. "There's an assumption that children in families with higher income levels don't need insurance, that they are uninsured but are somehow still receiving health care anyway," says Shone. "This study shows that in reality, a large percentage of these children don't receive any care at all." Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 2)
"Med Schools' Expected Enrollment Growth"
"With expected growth at existing schools and a collection of new ones likely on the way, the country's first-year medical school enrollment is projected to grow 21 percent over a 10-year period ending in 2012, according to a survey released by the Association of American Medical Colleges." Read more...
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