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@Rochester: April 24, 2009

@Rochester: April 24, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 74°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy/Windy, High 81°

In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Discover Way to Jumpstart Bone's Healing Process
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry Climbs in U.S. News Rankings
  • United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
  • The Hairy Dutchman on Stage This Weekend
  • Global Warming is Focus of Lecture
  • COBRA Coverage For Graduating Students
  • Rochester Scholars Present Their Projects Today
  • Event Highlight: Men's Glee Club and Gospel Choir
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on Innovation; Thomas Hahn on the Appeal of Robin Hood
  • In Higher Education: Green Revolution

News and Announcements

Scientists Discover Way to Jumpstart Bone's Healing Process

Emerging stem cell research from the Medical Center could have a profound impact on the treatment of bone injuries. Read more...

School of Medicine and Dentistry Climbs in U.S. News Rankings

The School of Medicine and Dentistry moved up five positions to 31st best research medical school and up four to 15th best primary care medical school in U.S. News & World Report's 2010 listing of top graduate schools in the country, which were released yesterday. See the list, which includes several Rochester programs. Read more...

United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'

united way "I Live United by supporting community based organizations in Rochester with college preparation, as well as inspiring youth in grades 9-12 to consider higher education and to explore their options." —Damian Garcia, college community programs counselor.

"I Live United by helping to build a playground in the South Wedge. I also support local growers and go to the South Wedge Farmers Market on Thursdays." —Emmorie Simak, budget manager, college enrollment.

The campaign is in its final weeks and the University is about 80 percent of the way to its goal. Pledge your support today. Read more...

The Hairy Dutchman on Stage This Weekend

The International Theatre Program presents The Hairy Dutchman in Todd Theatre at 8 p.m. today, April 24, and tomorrow, April 25, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The show runs through May 2. Tickets are $8 for University faculty, staff, alumni, and for seniors 55+, and $10 for the general public. Reserve tickets online or at the door one hour prior to the performance. 

Global Warming is Focus of Lecture

Stephen Schneider from Stanford University will present "Global Warming: Is the Science Settled Enough for Policy?" today, April 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Lander Auditorium at Hutchison Hall.  The talk is part of the Fairchild Colloquium on Climate Change and Sustainability. Schneider will also present "Adapting to What We Can't Prevent, and Preventing What We Can't Adapt To" at Rochester City Hall at 7 p.m. 

COBRA Coverage For Graduating Students

The Benefits Office announces the latest educational series to provide you with COBRA information. The series, on April 28 and 29, will be of particular interest to employees who have dependent students who are graduating and/or are aging off of the University Health Care and/or dental plans. Topics will include COBRA notification and enrollment, how COBRA costs are calculated, and how long COBRA coverage can be continued. See times and locations

Rochester Scholars Present Their Projects Today

Middle school and high school students taking part in the weeklong Rochester Scholars program present their projects and activities in a "BIG Presentation" from noon to 1 p.m. today, April 24, in the May Room in Wilson Commons. The event is free and open to public. For more information, contact Pre-College Programs at (585) 275-3221 or visit www.rochester.edu/osp

Events

Friday, April 24

Men's Glee Club and Gospel Choir: Interfaith Chapel. 8 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

City Newspaper (April 23)

"RESEARCH: Innovation's at the heart of the city's past, future"

"I subscribe to the belief that our best days are ahead of us. Here at the University of Rochester our motto is Meliora, which means "ever better." I can think of no better phrase that describes the spirit of the City of Rochester and the University that bears its name," writes President Seligman. Read more...

BBC News (April 23)

"Why Does Robin Hood Keep Coming Back?"

"Robin Hood's appeal arises from primal desires for justice and equity," says Thomas Hahn, professor of English. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 23)

"Green Revolution"

Academic programs in sustainable agriculture are proliferating. Read more...

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