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University of Rochester News (May 8, 2008) 05/08/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: May 8, 2008
@Rochester: May 8, 2008
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In Today's Issue
  • New Enrollees to SCHIP Bring Unmet Health Care Needs
  • Incentive Payouts for Health Assessments Begin May 15
  • Latest Issue of 'HR Intercom' Available Online
  • Scanner Opens New Possibilities for Patients
  • Gallery Seeks Next-to-New Treasures for June Fundraiser
  • Event Highlight: American Impressionism Lecture
  • Sports Buzz: Postseason Playoffs for Baseball, Softball
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on Nomination of SEC Commissioner
  • Inside Higher Ed: Spike in Online Piracy Notices
News and Announcements
New Enrollees to SCHIP Bring Unmet Health Care Needs
Even with prior private health insurance, patients enrolling in the state children's health insurance program (SCHIP) had unmet health care needs at the time of enrollment, according to a Medical Center study. Read more...
Incentive Payouts for Health Assessments Begin May 15
Faculty and staff who completed the online Health Assessment will begin receiving the $100 incentive payment in the May 15 payroll period. Those on a monthly pay cycle can expect payment at the end of the month. It is not too late for employees to complete the online questionnaire and qualify for the $100 incentive. Read more...
Latest Issue of 'HR Intercom' Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources. Read more...
Scanner Opens New Possibilities for Patients
Dolphins swimming underwater, jet planes whizzing overhead, and monkeys climbing up palm trees are just some of the images patients are now seeing at Strong Memorial Hospital as it introduces the region's first "open" high-field magnetic resonance (MRI) scanner. Read more...
Gallery Seeks Next-to-New Treasures for June Fundraiser
The Memorial Art Gallery is looking for donations of gently used antiques, artworks, jewelry, china, porcelain, crystal, silver, furniture, and fine linens for its annual fundraiser sale, June 27-29. To arrange a drop-off or pickup time for your donation, contact Lynda Serafine, 276-8910 or All donations are tax-deductible and benefit the gallery and its programs. 
Thursday, May 8
American Impressionism Lecture: "Mary Cassatt's Parisian Fashions." Memorial Art Gallery. 7 p.m.
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Sports Buzz
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Baseball: Liberty League playoffs will be held at Towers Field beginning Friday, May 9.
Softball: The Yellowjackets compete today in the NCAA playoffs after clinching the Liberty League title.
Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (May 6)
"Bush to Nominate Paredes to SEC"
President Seligman comments on the expected nomination of Troy Paredes, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, to fill a Republican Commissioner slot at the Securities and Exchange Commission: "[He] is extraordinarily diligent in mastering not merely the legal complexities but the context of securities law,'' says Seligman. "He is someone who will bring to the Securities and Exchange Commission energy and wisdom beyond his years." (Subscription required to view the full article.) Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (May 7)
"Record Industry Says Spike in Piracy Notices Is Not Part of Lobbying Strategy"
"A recent spike in online-piracy notifications from the Recording Industry Association of America has mystified college officials. Some say they wonder whether the increase is part of a strategy to persuade Congress to make colleges crack down on students who download music illegally." Read more...
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