@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'
"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
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
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)
Academic programs in sustainable agriculture are proliferating. Read more...
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