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@Rochester: May 29, 2009

@Rochester: May 29, 2009

Today's Forecast: AM Showers, High 66°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 68°

In Today's Issue

  • Edward Deci Will Discuss Money, Fame, and Happiness
  • Miracle Weekend Supports Children's Hospital
  • Summer Camps Offered in Several Sports
  • Tours Highlight Cemetery's History
  • Event Highlight: Asian Pacific American Heritage Family Day
  • Rochester in the News: Thomas Brown on Water, Sunshine, and Fire
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Face Challenges in Helping Foreign Students Adjust to Life in U.S.

News and Announcements

Edward Deci Will Discuss Money, Fame, and Happiness

Edward Deci, professor of psychology and the Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, discusses with Bob Smith of WXXI his new study showing that recent college graduates who made progress toward American Dream goals like wealth, status, and a trendy image actually become less happy. Listen to the 1370 Connection radio talk show at 1 p.m. on May 29 or listen online

Miracle Weekend Supports Children's Hospital

The 13th annual Stroll for Strong Kids and 5K Run will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, on the Wilson Quad. For more information or to sign up for the Stroll or the new 5K, visit www.gchas.org. In addition, this year's Miracle Kids from Golisano Children's Hospital and their families will share their stories at the annual Children's Miracle Network telethon on 10NBC, live from the Strong Memorial Hospital lobby, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday, May 31. To make a pledge during the event, call 241-KIDS or log on to www.gchas.org

Summer Camps Offered in Several Sports

River Campus Sports Camps are a good way for kids to make new friends, try a new activity, or strengthen their skills. The Athletics Department offers summer camps for basketball, soccer, tennis, and more. Full schedules and registration materials are available on the Rochester Athletics Web site by choosing "summer camps" in the left column. 

Tours Highlight Cemetery's History

The Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery give free weekend tours and occasional theme tours (non-members pay a small fee) at the cemetery, where several notable people, some with a connection to the University, are buried. Learn more at www.fomh.org

Events

Sunday, May 31

Asian Pacific American Heritage Family Day: Memorial Art Gallery. Noon to 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Scientific American (May 27)

"Could Water in a Dog's Bowl + Sunshine Start a Fire?"

Thomas Brown, an associate professor at the Institute of Optics, agrees that the scenario is plausible, at least under very specific conditions. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 28)

"Colleges Face Challenges in Helping Foreign Students Adjust to Life in U.S."

At the annual conference of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, being held this week, helping foreign students adjust is the topic of more than a half-dozen sessions. Read more...

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