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@Rochester: Jan. 28, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 28, 2009

Today's Forecast: Heavy Snow, High 28°

Tomorrow: Few Snow Showers, High 25°

In Today's Issue

  • Simon Ranked Second in the World for Finance by Financial Times
  • Heavy Snowfall Expected Today
  • Send Nominations for 2009 Staff Awards
  • Faculty Diversity Initiative Town Hall Meetings Planned
  • New Bone Cement May Prevent Amputations in Soldiers
  • Discussion to Examine Innovation in Teaching
  • Event Highlight: Retirement Planning
  • Rochester in News: Robert Frisina on Hearing Loss, President Seligman on Potential SEC Merger
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Cope as Endowments Pinch

News and Announcements

Simon Ranked Second in the World for Finance by Financial Times

The Simon School is ranked second in the world for finance and fifth for managerial economics among the world's top 100 business schools in an annual survey by the Financial Times of London. Read more...

Heavy Snowfall Expected Today

The Rochester area is under a winter storm warning today. Persistent snowfall is expected through early evening. University snow removal crews have been working overnight to clear parking lots and roads, however the snowfall rate may make it difficult to maintain snow-free surfaces. Report any hazardous weather-related conditions to the Snow Removal Hotline at 275-0000. 

Send Nominations for 2009 Staff Awards

Recognize a dedicated colleague or innovative coworker by nominating him or her for a 2009 staff award. Nominations for both the Witmer Awards and Meliora Awards are being accepted through March 20. The awards were established last year to recognize exceptional service by University staff. Meliora Awards can be given to recognize individuals or a team. Details and nomination materials are available online

Faculty Diversity Initiative Town Hall Meetings Planned

This is your chance to ask questions about the University’s Faculty Diversity Initiative and to offer suggestions to those responsible for administering the program. Provost Ralph Kuncl will facilitate the discussion at the following sessions:
  • Feb. 3, Schlegel Hall 107, 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 25, Northeastern Room (1–9525), Medical Center, 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Date/time TBA, Eastman School

New Bone Cement May Prevent Amputations in Soldiers

Old technologies, bone cement, and a well-known antibiotic may effectively fight an emerging infection in soldiers with compound bone fractures, according to a Medical Center study. Read more...

Discussion to Examine Innovation in Teaching

A discussion titled "A Sharing of Innovations in Teaching II: A Fellow's Perspective" is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Speakers are Annette Medina-Walpole, associate professor of medicine, and Susan Wharton Conkling, chair of the music education department. Read more...


Wednesday, Jan. 28

Post-Retirement Benefits plus Income at Retirement: Hawkins Room (1-7438), Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (Jan. 22)

"How the Ear Protects Your Hearing"

The findings of a recent study might lead to drugs that could "prevent noise-induced hearing loss, one of the most common forms of acquired, permanent hearing loss..." says Robert D. Frisina, associate director of the University's International Center for Hearing and Speech Research. Read more...

MarketWatch (Jan. 26)

"Stars Are Lining up for Merging SEC and CFTC"

President Seligman comments on the potential congressional battle that might ensure if the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are merged: "It is a turf war, it is not principled. It is not wise." Read more...

In Higher Education

Christian Science Monitor (Jan. 28)

"Colleges Cope as Endowments Pinch"

For colleges that rely on income from their endowments to fund a third or more of their operating expenses, cost-cutting measures, including layoffs and hiring freezes at some schools, are already under way. Read more...

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