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In Today's Issue

  • University Joins Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Two Internal Medical Groups to Merge
  • Political Science Professor's Book Recognized
  • Art Gallery Hosting Book Discussion

News and Announcements

University Joins Yellow Ribbon Program
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs was expected to release a list of more than 500 colleges and universities, including Rochester, that have signed agreements to participate in their Yellow Ribbon Program. The program, which goes into effect on Aug. 1, is part of the newly revised GI Bill and provides financial support for Post-9/11 veterans.
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Two Internal Medical Groups to Merge
This July, two URMC internal medicine practices, both situated on the Strong Memorial Hospital’s fifth floor, will merge into a single entity. Renamed "Strong Internal Medicine," this new, blended group combines the existing Internal Medicine Group and the Internal Medicine Faculty/Resident Group.

Political Science Professor's Book Recognized

The American Political Science Association has honored Bonnie Meguid, associate professor of political science, with the 2009 William H. Riker Award for her book, Party Competition between Unequals. The award, presented by the APSA's Organized Section in Political Economy, recognizes the best book published the previous year in the field of political economy.

Art Gallery Hosting Book Discussion

Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, Memorial Art Gallery curator of education, leads a book review and discussion of Debra Dean's The Madonnas of Leningrad (2006) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. The discussion will be followed by a tour of related objects in the gallery's collection. Part of a series offered by the Gallery's Creative Workshop, a $12 registration is required. Call the Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop at 276-8959.
June 25, 2009
Chance T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
PM Thunderstorm, High 85°
Sunny, High 83°

Today's Event Highlight
Art and Treasures Preview Party
Memorial Art Gallery. 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
ABC Science Online (June 24)
'Video Games are Good for You'
"You could train your brain to make better use of the info it receives from the retina," says Daphne Bavelier, associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences. "[By playing video games] you are correcting how well your brain computes in general." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (June 24)
'Recession? Valet Parking Arrives'
However improbable the timing, a service many would call a luxury is starting to appear on campuses. Read more...

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