University of Rochester News (May 6, 2008)
05/06/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: May 6, 2008
@Rochester: May 6, 2008
Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 66°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 66°
In Today's Issue
- Study Shows Nearly One-Third of U.S. Parents Don't Know What to Expect of Infants
- Proposals Wanted for Next Year's Humanities Project
- Simon School Announces Winners of Online Scholarship Competition
- Register by May 15 for Chase Challenge
- Event Highlight: Simon School Information Reception
- Rochester in the News: Eric Caine on Springtime Spike in Suicides
- Inside Higher Ed: Is Sports Recuiting Out of Control?
News and Announcements
Study Shows Nearly One-Third of U.S. Parents Don't Know What to Expect of Infants
Almost one-third of U.S. parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of typical infant development and unrealistic expectations for their child's physical, social, and emotional growth, according to new research from the University. (Also reported by Washington Post
, U.S. News & World Report
, and many others.) Read more...
Proposals Wanted for Next Year's Humanities Project
Proposals for the 2008-09 Humanities Project are being accepted through May 30. The Humanities Project is an interdepartmental endeavor designed to support work by Rochester faculty in all fields of humanistic inquiry. Proposals can be submitted online. Read more...
Simon School Announces Winners of Online Scholarship Competition
Results are in for the third annual Online Business Simulation Scholarship Competition sponsored by the Simon School. Steven Pepe of Webster, N.Y., won first place in the competition earning him a full-tuition scholarship to the school's full-time M.B.A. program worth $73,680. Read more...
Register by May 15 for JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge
Faculty and staff are invited to represent the University in the 2008 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile walk/run. Register online by May 15. Read more...
Rochester in the News
USA Today (May 4)
"Spring's Dark Side: An Upswing in Suicides"
Eric Caine, professor of psychiatry and neurology, says springtime changes can be a trigger for people with certain types of metal health problems. "We know there are some people with bipolar disorder who get very energized in the spring." Some of those still-distressed people may use their renewed vigor to plan and carry out a suicide, he adds. Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
"For Coaches, a Race With No Finish Line"
"Many people in college sports, including the coaches themselves, say the recruiting process is only getting more frenzied, and the high-stakes pursuit of top athletes has trickled down to all levels of play." Read more...
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