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@Rochester: Jan. 27, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 27, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 24°

Tomorrow: Snow, High 27°

In Today's Issue

  • Coming Soon: New ID Badges for Faculty and Staff
  • Wellness Fair Planned for Wednesday
  • Janus Essays Project Seeks Entries
  • Online Bill Payment Coming Soon
  • Application Deadline Approaching for Rochester Scholars
  • Event Highlight: Home-Buying Seminar Postponed; Bone Marrow Drive Today
  • Rochester in the News: Rochester Students to Be 'Experts' on Game Show
  • In Higher Education: University Presses Adopt Economic Survival Strategies

News and Announcements

Coming Soon: New ID Badges for Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff will be required to get new ID badges in the coming weeks as part of an effort to protect personal information. The announcement follows the adoption of a new University policy restricting how Social Security numbers are collected and stored. The badges will feature a new format and require updated photos. Employees who use badge readers to record time worked should be aware that readers will no longer accept manual input using a Social Security number. Look for more details soon, along with a schedule of times and locations for badge replacement. 

Wellness Fair Planned for Wednesday

The Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Center will host a wellness fair on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free massages, chiropractic screenings, and blood pressure checks as well as free samples and prize drawings. More than 20 vendors will be available to provide information. Read more...

Online Bill Payment Coming Soon

The Bursar's Office will soon offer students and their families the option to pay bills and view statements online. The new eBills will provide the same information as traditional paper statements but with the added convenience of online access and the option to print electronic copies. Read more...

Janus Essays Project Seeks Entries

The Janus Essays Project invites students and faculty members to write a personal reflection on "Possibilities and Challenges in Living with Rapidly Developing Technologies: Human and Ethical Dimensions." Six cash awards will be given for best submissions. Visit for details. Essays are due no later than Feb. 7. The intercollegiate project is open to students and faculty of Cornell, Fordham, Georgetown, and Rochester. 

Application Deadline Approaching for Rochester Scholars

There's still time to register for the winter session of Rochester Scholars and Rochester Scholars Jr. The application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 29. For more information or to apply, call 275-3221 or visit


Tuesday, Jan. 27

Bone Marrow Drive: Wilson Commons. 1 to 4 p.m.

Postponed: Home-Buying Seminar.The Jan. 27 Home-Buying Seminar listed in yesterday's issue has been rescheduled. A new date has not been announced.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 25)

"Rochester Students to Be 'Experts' on Millionaire"

Members of the University team that won the 2008 National College Bowl Tournament will sit in as resident experts for the "Ask the Expert" lifeline this week on the game show Who Wants to Be a MillionaireRead more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 26)

"University Presses Adopt a Variety of Strategies to Survive the Economic Downturn"

"Low sales, high numbers of books returned, operating subsidies threatened by state and university budget cuts: As the economy slumps, those are just some of the problems that confront academic publishers." Read more...

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