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@Rochester: Oct. 31, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 31, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 61°

Tomorrow: AM Clouds/PM Sun, High 45°

In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Rate Rochester a Best Place to Work
  • Make Your Home Safe for Trick-or-Treaters
  • Audio: Rochester Featured on WXXI Program
  • Celebrate Diwali With Music, Dance and Food
  • Fundraiser Helps Orchestra Tour South America
  • Kids Can Take Their Science Lessons 'To Go'
  • Event Highlight: Pumpkin Launch Competition, Library Scare Fair
  • Rochester in the News: Anne Brayer on Halloween Safety
  • In Higher Education: Social Networks, the Next Educational Tool?

News and Announcements

Scientists Rate Rochester a Best Place to Work

The University was ranked among the top 10 non-profit institutions in the nation in The Scientist magazine's annual list of "Best Places to Work" for scientists in the life sciences, which includes medical research and related areas such as biology. Read more...

Make Your Home Safe for Trick-or-Treaters

Kids should be prepared with plans and safety tips for their night of goody-collecting, but it's also important for those manning the house to do some safety checks of their own. Read more...

Audio: Rochester Featured on WXXI Program

WXXI's 1370 Connection program on Oct. 19 included guests from the University community. Download audio from Joanne Bernardi and Jeffrey Stoiber on the history of film and from Jennifer Lawless, who gave a talk in Schlegel Hall Wednesday night on women in politics

Celebrate Diwali With Music, Dance and Food

On Saturday, Nov. 1, the Rochester Indian Association is hosting Diwali Dhamaka 2008, a festival of lights that "celebrates hope, renewal and the advent of winter." The hour-long cultural program begins at 6:30 p.m. with a brief invocation and is followed by classical and contemporary song and dance, and a buffet dinner. The event, being held in Douglas Dining Hall, costs $12 for staff, faculty and students and $15 for others. For tickets, email ria.uor@gmail.com or visit www.sa.rochester.edu/riaRead more...

Fundraiser Helps Orchestra Tour South America

The UR Chamber Orchestra is embarking on a tour to South America this December and they need your help. Join them, along with the Midnight Ramblers, for a Pops Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the Common Market or at the door. The orchestra will travel to Chile for ten days this December and January to perform concerts in Valparaiso, Santiago and Paine.  Read more...

Kids Can Take Their Science Lessons 'To Go'

Science Take Out, a Medical Center start-up company, is launching a line of high school science kits at a gathering of New York State science teachers this weekend in Rochester. Read more...

Events

Friday, Oct. 31

Pumpkin Launch Competition: Wilson Quadrangle Dandelion Square. 2 to 5 p.m.

Rush Rhees Scare Fair: Rush Rhees Library. 2 to 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

WHEC-TV 10 NBC (Oct. 29)

"Making Halloween Safe and Fun"

"Kids are so excited about the trick-or-treating that they kind of lose their caution," said Anne Brayer, co-director of Injury Free Coalition and a pediatric doctor at the Medical Center's Emergency Department. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 30)

"Social Networks, the Next Educational Tool?"

"Many colleges seem to have moved on from the question of whether to follow students' lead on technologies they prefer, from Web-based e-mail to Facebook to text messaging. Now, the dilemma they face is whether to adapt students' existing habits — of messaging each other, checking each other's profiles and browsing upcoming parties — to the educational realm." Read more...

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