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@Rochester: Feb. 17, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 17, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 37°

Tomorrow: Light Snow, High 40°

In Today's Issue

  • '2009 Best Translated Book Awards' Will Be Announced Thursday
  • National Engineers Week Runs Through Saturday
  • Let Well-U Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals
  • Event to Benefit Those Affected by Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Event Highlight: Talk on Body Image and the Media
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Zupan and James Brickley on the Stimulus Plan
  • In Higher Education: Online Programs on Harassment Get Mixed Reviews

News and Announcements

'2009 Best Translated Book Awards' Will Be Announced Thursday

The 2009 Best Translated Book Awards, the only honor in America for international literature that is given to the book itself, will be announced at a reception on Feb. 19 at Melville House Books in Brooklyn, N.Y. Three Percent narrowed the list of finalists to 10 for fiction and 10 for poetry. Read more...

National Engineers Week Runs Through Saturday

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is sponsoring National Engineers Week, an annual event to raise public awareness of engineers and the work they do, from Feb. 15-21. See a full list of activities. 

Let Well-U Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

A new session of Weigh-Well, a program that provides guidance for employees seeking to lose or maintain a healthy weight, begins March 10. Participants meet every Tuesday at Helen Wood Hall. The cost of the program is $200. Employees who attend all 10 sessions will be reimbursed $100. To enroll, visit the Well-U Web site

Event to Benefit Those Affected by Neuromuscular Disorders

An arts-and-crafts show in Batavia on Feb. 28 will benefit patients and their families who have been affected by neuromuscular disorders like neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Body Image and the Media: Hoyt Auditorium. 7 p.m. (Part of the Feel Fabulous in February program.)

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 15)

"Two Views on the Federal Stimulus"

Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, and James Brickley, Gleason Professor of Business Administration, share their views on the federal stimulus package. 

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 16)

"Online Programs to Stop Sexual Harassment: Easy to Use but Not Always Enough"

"Colleges are turning to Web-based programs to teach employees to recognize and avoid harassing behavior, but critics say the nuances of face-to-face training are lost." Read more...

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