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In Today's Issue

  • Welcome, Class of 2016
  • Jorgensen Wins Latin American Book Award
  • Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Offered
  • Highland Offers Free Heart Screening for Athletes
  • Weight Watchers Online for Those on Tight Schedules

News and Announcements

Welcome, Class of 2016
The largest freshman class ever on the River Campus—more than 1,230 students—will move carloads of belongings today into residence halls, marking the beginning of their orientation program. They will be officially welcomed by President Joel Seligman and the deans of the College during a convocation ceremony at 5 p.m. About 130 Eastman School freshmen move in at Gibbs Street on Monday. Read more ... NOTE: Valentine Lot, all of Park Lot, and the entire length of Intercampus Lot will be used today for the move-in process. Employees who regularly park in those lots will need to park in the Alumni and Advancement Center (AAC) Lot (formerly the River Road Lot) or the Wilson North Lot. Click here to see parking maps. Shuttle buses will run from the AAC Lot from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jorgensen Wins Latin American Book Award
Beth Jorgensen, professor of Spanish-American literature, has won the 2011 book award in the humanities from the Mexico section of the Latin American Studies Association for her book Documents in Crisis: Nonfiction Literatures in Twentieth Century Mexico (SUNY Press). Read more...

Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Offered
The Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Center is the first in the region to offer a less invasive heart-valve replacement for seriously ill and inoperable patients who have run out of other options. Read more...

Highland Offers Free Heart Screening for Athletes
Highland Hospital is hosting a free heart screening event for area high school student-athletes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Cardiologists will be testing for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden death in young athletes, as well as other heart abnormalities. Students must be at least 14 years old and enrolled in middle or high school. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (585) 784-8821. Read more...

Weight Watchers Online for Those on Tight Schedules
University employees who don’t have time to attend a Weight Watchers at Work meeting can register for a Weight Watchers online subscription. The monthly price is $15.15. Participants who use the web program at least once a week for 16 consecutive weeks will receive 50 percent reimbursement of the total cost. To learn more visit

Aug. 23, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 85°
Sunny, 88°

Today's Event Highlight
Free Physicals for
Rochester Area Students

6 to 8 p.m., School of Medicine and Dentistry, 415 Elmwood Ave. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
NPR (Aug. 21)
The City as Engine: Energy, Entropy, and the Triumph of Disorder
"No matter how clever we are, there will always be disorder, waste, and pollution following in the wake of our work organizing societies into cities," writes Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy. "So the work we do to create and maintain cities means we are also raising the level of disorder, waste, and pollution for the planet as a whole."

Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 21)
Regional Councils Tout Progress on Building Economy
In the Finger Lakes, $5 million was allocated to a partnership between the University and IBM for a new Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation. “In the past year, we have been tremendously impressed by the progress that has been made through this process,” says Joel Seligman, University president and co-chairman with Danny Wegman of the Finger Lakes council.

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