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@Rochester: May 27, 2009

@Rochester: May 27, 2009

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 72°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 72°

In Today's Issue

  • Final Beam will be Raised for Eastman Expansion
  • Security Tip of the Week: 10 Scams to Screen from Your E-mail
  • Go Green: Spotlight on the Arboretum
  • Lecturer is Guest on Radio Show This Morning
  • It's Not Too Late to Register Your Child for Summer Camp
  • Auto Services Discounted for University Community
  • Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Start Today
  • Event Highlight: Roth 403(b) Educational Sessions
  • Rochester in the News: Edward Deci on Happiness
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Recruited Students in a 'Hall of Mirrors'

News and Announcements

Final Beam will be Raised for Eastman Expansion

Faculty and staff are invited to a "topping out" ceremony at the corner of Main and Swan streets at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, celebrating the raising of the final steel beam at the construction site at Eastman Theatre. (In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place Friday at 10 a.m.) Early in 2007, President Seligman announced plans for a major renovation of the Eastman Theatre, and later that year announced plans for the addition of new teaching and performance space for the Eastman School. The addition will complete George Eastman's original vision for the school and the Eastman Theatre. 

Security Tip of the Week: 10 Scams to Screen from Your E-mail

E-mail users have lost money to bogus offers that arrived as spam in their inbox.  Minimize your risk: Protect your personal information, read the small print, never send money for a "free" gift, and resist any urge to "act now." Read more about 10 common e-mail scams. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu. Read more...

Go Green: Spotlight on the Arboretum

A walking tour of the University's arboretum is a great way to get some exercise, some fresh air, and a little bit of knowledge about the many varieties of trees and shrubs on the River Campus. Read more...

Lecturer is Guest on Radio Show This Morning

Author Curt Smith, senior lecturer of English, will talk about his new book, Pull Up A Chair: The Vin Scully Story, on SportsRadio 1280 WHTK today at 10:05 a.m. The first-ever biography of "baseball's greatest voice" captures the essence of Scully, known for his love of the game and his artful use of language. 

It's Not Too Late to Register Your Child for Summer Camp

The Fun Fitness Camp through the Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center has openings all summer for day camp. Children ages 7-12 can enjoy a summer filled with activities. Camp runs daily from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. from June 29 through Sept. 1. Registration is available for as little as a single day. Read more...

Auto Services Discounted for University Community

Show your University ID to be eligible for discounts at Gates Automotive. Faculty, staff, and students can get a $15 oil change through the end of July, a free New York State inspection with any paid service work, and a 5 percent discount on parts and labor. Gates Automotive, 50 Thruway Park, is the selected vendor for University AAA members. 

Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Start Today

New Weight Watchers at Work sessions are being offered at the University, with a new session starting today and meeting weekly at the Medical Center through September. Other sessions are also available in the Medical Center and on the River Campus. To join a group at the University, visit the program enrollment page or call 276-4197. 

Events

Wednesday, May 27

Roth 403(b) Educational Sessions: Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center, from 10 to 11 a.m. Also, Gowen Room in Wilson Commons from noon to 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

ABC News (May 23)

"Looks, Money, Fame Don't Bring Happiness"

"The attainment of extrinsic, or 'American Dream,' goals does not contribute to happiness at all in this group of people, but it actually does contribute to some ill being," said study author Edward Deci, professor of psychology and the Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 26)

"This Year, Colleges Recruited Students in a 'Hall of Mirrors'"

With more unknowns in the enrollment equation this year than ever before, many colleges decided to play it safe and admit more students than they did last year, a new survey has found. Read more...

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