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@Rochester: March 24, 2009

@Rochester: March 24, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 43°

Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 43°

In Today's Issue

  • Astrocytes Help Separate Man from Mouse
  • Special Issue of HR Intercom Highlights Important Info for Staff
  • Acclaimed Young Jazz Vibraphonist Launches Diversity Speaker Series
  • State Budget Proposes Cuts in Student Aid
  • Series on Healthy Living Resumes Today
  • Home Buying Is Topic of Financial Health Bites Session
  • Author Will Share Healthy Lifestyle Tips
  • Ruby Slipper Gala Benefits Mt. Hope Family Center
  • Event Highlight: John Zogby on Obama's First 100 Days
  • Rochester in the News: Richard Ryan on AIG and Greed; Stephen Chu's Washington Transition
  • In Higher Education: Virtual Campus Tours Help Cut Costs

News and Announcements

Astrocytes Help Separate Man from Mouse

A type of brain cell that was long overlooked by researchers embodies one of very few ways in which the human brain differs fundamentally from that of a mouse or rat, according to a Medical Center study. Read more...

Special Issue of HR Intercom Highlights Important Info for Staff

A special edition of HR Intercom is available online with important information on the new I-9 form, University-wide ID badge changeover, and 2009/2010 wage and salary program guidelines. 

Acclaimed Jazz Vibraphonist Launches Diversity Speaker Series

Vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris, considered one of the leading young jazz artists in the country, will be at the Eastman School on Thursday, March 26, to conduct a master class with jazz and percussion students and give a lecture on the topic "Listening to Jazz." His visit is the first event as part of a new speaker series sponsored by the Eastman Diversity Committee. Read more...

State Budget Proposes Cuts in Student Aid

New York State's current budget proposal reduces college student funding in a variety of ways and eliminates TAP funding for graduate students. You can learn more about how these changes may affect students and ways to voice support for aid programs at www.nystudentaidalliance.org

Series on Healthy Living Resumes Today

The free "To Your Health!" series, featuring health experts from the Medical Center, resumes today at the Highlands at Pittsford. The series will include a number of programs offering advice on learning more about your health and preventing and treating common age-related issues. Seminars are free but registration is limited. Register at 275-2838. Read more...

Home Buying Is Topic of Financial Health Bites Session

Learn about home buying today from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Conducted by a representative from NeighborWorks Rochester, the talk is part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Author Will Share Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Anne Fletcher, a best-selling health and lifestyle author, will visit the Meliora on Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m. to help you stay on track with you New Year's resolution and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.Fletcher is the author of national bestsellers, Thin For Life, Eating Thin For Life, and Sober For Good, as well as the Thin For Life Daybook. 

Ruby Slipper Gala Benefits Mt. Hope Family Center

Tickets are available until Friday for the Ruby Slipper Gala on Saturday, March 28, to benefit the Mt. Hope Family Center. The event, hosted by WHAM 1180 Morning Show host Beth Adams and author and sportswriter Scott Pitoniak, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road. The cost is $90 per person; $175 per couple; or $875 per party of 10. For tickets, call 275-2991, ext. 214. 

Events

Tuesday, March 24

John Zogby on Obama's First 100 Days: Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Newsday (March 22)

"AIG and the Roots of Greed and Anger"

Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry, and education, writes a guest essay on the controversy over the millions in bonuses paid to AIG managers and how it "reflects a culture of greed." Read more...

New York Times (March 22)

"Energy Secretary Serves under a Microscop"

For Rochester trustee Steven Chu '70, Washington has been an initiation that he  has likened to being "dumped in the deep end of the pool." Read more...

In Higher Education

Miami Herald (March 22)

"To Cut Costs, Tours Campuses Virtually"

"Saving for college tuition, room, and board has become a way of life for many families. But prospective students and their parents are sometimes surprised by the thousands of additional dollars it takes to apply to schools, take entrance exams, and hit the road for campus tours." Read more...

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