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@Rochester: Feb. 18, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 18, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow, High 40°

Tomorrow: Snow/Wind, High 33°

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Senior Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship
  • Senator Schumer on Campus Thursday to Highlight Stimulus Tax Credit
  • Sustainability Spotlight: Tips on How to 'Go Green'
  • Professors Will Discuss Federal Stimulus on Radio Show
  • Business Model Workshop Series Continues
  • Event Highlight: Talk on Native American People, Sports Mascots
  • Rochester in the News: Louis Constine on Hodgkin's and Breast Cancer
  • In Higher Education: Need a College Loan? Ask Your Friends Online

News and Announcements

Rochester Senior Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

Kristin Beck '09, a double degree student in physics and mathematics, has been named a 2009 Churchill Scholar and will advance her studies at the University of Cambridge this fall. Read more...

Senator Schumer on Campus Thursday to Highlight Stimulus Tax Credit

Senator Charles Schumer will give a press conference Thursday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library to highlight the American Opportunity Tax Credit included in the economic stimulus bill signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17. The tax credit modifies the existing Hope credit, with $2,500 available for four years of college. 

Sustainability Spotlight: Tips on How to 'Go Green'

Go Green logoThe University is depending on every one to look for simple ways to conserve and save. Maybe that means shutting off the lights and your computer monitor before you leave the office for 30 minutes or more. View a list of other simple steps you can take to go green every day. 

Professors Will Discuss Federal Stimulus on Radio Show

Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history, and David Primo, associate professor of political science, will discuss the stimulus plan on 1370 Connection with Bob Smith at 1 p.m. today on 1370AM. 

Business Model Workshop Series Continues

Interested in entrepreneurship? The 2009 Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series, open to the entire University community, continues with its second session. "Competitive Analysis, Customer Identification, the 4 P's" takes place on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Gleason Hall 318/418. The second workshop will be taught by Kara Painting, managing partner and creative director for Dixon Schwabl Advertising. Refreshments will be provided. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Native American People, Sports Mascots, and Higher Education: Issues of Cultural Appropriation: Mike Taylor of Colgate University. Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

ABC News (Feb. 16)

"Hodgkin's Survivors Prone to Breast Cancer Later"

Study leader Louis Constine, professor of radiation oncology and pediatrics at Wilmot Cancer Center, comments on results that indicate an increased risk for breast cancer among Hodgkin's survivors. He says radiation amounts used in treatments today are much lower than in the past. Read more...

In Higher Education

Christian Science Monitor (Feb. 17)

"Need a College Loan? Ask Your Friends Online"

Web sites are cropping up for peer lending, and at other sites, students can raise donations for college. Read more...

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