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@Rochester: Jan. 13, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 13, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow High 33°,

Tomorrow: PM Snow, High 11°

In Today's Issue

  • Today's Talk to Focus on Building A Better Credit Report
  • Pfizer Joins Medical Center Drug Safety Initiative
  • Registration Under Way for Spring ESL Courses
  • Event Highlight: Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Conference
  • Rochester in the News: Ramon Ricker on Music Entrepreneurship; Curt Smith on President Bush's Legacy
  • In Higher Education: Out-Of-State Recruiting

News and Announcements

Today's Talk to Focus on Building A Better Credit Report

Learn about building a strong credit report today, Jan. 13,  from noon to 1 p.m. in the Northeastern Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. Conducted by a representative from HSBC Bank, the talk is part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Pfizer Joins Medical Center Drug Safety Initiative

Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide the Medical Center with a unique set of electrocardiographic data that will help researchers develop new methods to ensure the safety of experimental drugs. Read more...

Registration Under Way for Spring ESL Courses

The Office of Special Programs is accepting applications for Spring ESL classes, designed for students whose first language is not English. For more information, visit or contact the Office of Special Programs at 


Wednesday, Jan. 14

Interdisciplinary Clinical Ethics Conference: Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 12)

"Singing a New Tune"

"We're not trying to make music entrepreneurs. We're trying to make musicians who have some entrepreneurial skills. When the faculty found out that we're not going to dilute performance, there was nothing to argue about," says Ramon Ricker, director of the Institute for Music Leadership at Eastman, about the entreprenership program at Eastman. Read more...

Daily News (NY)

"I'll Sure (Sniff) Miss Presidency: George W. Bush Wistful, but Confident History Will Redeem Him"

"His legacy is in cement," predicts Curt Smith, senior lecturer in English and a former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush. "It's the war in Iraq, economic meltdown, the Republican Party in tatters, and conflagration in the Middle East." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Jan. 13)

"Universities Step Up Their Out-Of-State Recruiting"

"Across the country, a bidding war of sorts has developed over prospective students seeking bargains in a bad economy." Read more...

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