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In Today's Issue

  • Upstate New York's Largest Ambulatory Surgery Center Opens
  • Governor Paterson Signs Health Care Bills at Medical Center
  • Oral History Project Discussion on the Radio Today
  • Head Softball Coach Named
  • 'Wishing Well for Dr. Berk' Project Culminates with Event Today
  • Summer Sports Camp Openings Remain

News and Announcements

Upstate New York's Largest Ambulatory Surgery Center Opens
The Medical Center will celebrate the opening of upstate New York’s largest hospital-affiliated ambulatory surgery center 4 to 7 p.m. today with a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The surgery center features 10 operating suites, three procedure rooms, and facilities to enhance the comfort and privacy of patients and families.
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Governor Paterson Signs Health Care Bills at Medical Center

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In a ceremony at the Medical Center yesterday afternoon, Gov. David Paterson signed two health care bills into law—one on managed care reform and the other on extending COBRA insurance coverage. At left, University President Joel Seligman and Assemblyman Joseph Morelle stand beside the governor during the event. Read news coverage from WXXI.

Oral History Project Discussion on the Radio Today
Laura Warren Hill, coordinator of the Rochester Black Freedom Struggle Oral History Project in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, will talk with WXXI 1370 Connection host Bob Smith about the library’s efforts to record the personal stories of people who fought racial discrimination in Rochester during the 1960s. Oral history participants Clarence Ingram and Constance Mitchell also will join the discussion, which starts at 1 p.m. today on 1370-AM. Listen live...

Head Softball Coach Named
Margaret Yerdon, wan assistant coach for the past five seasons, has been named Rochester's head softball coach. Yerdon takes over for Michelle Burrell, who accepted the head coaching position at Binghamton University.
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'Wishing Well for Dr. Berk' Project Culminates with Event Today
The "Wishing Well for Dr. Berk" project winds up at Brighton’s Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave., with a live radio broadcast from 5:30 to 10 a.m. today on WARM 101.3-FM. The public is invited to drop off their cards and notes of well wishes for the recovery of Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk, who is recovering from a serious accident.

Summer Sports Camp Openings Remain
Openings are available in several of the University's summer sports camps. Volleyball weekend camp is July 31-Aug. 2. Soccer school is Aug. 3-7 and the boys basketball "big man" and guard clinic is Aug. 8-9. Information and registration forms are available on the Athletics Web site by choosing "summer camps" in the left column.

July 30, 2009
Fair
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 79°
Tomorrow:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 72°

Today's Event Highlight
Maira Kalman: The Elements of Style
Memorial Art Gallery. All day. Exhibit ends Aug. 2. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 28)
"In the U. of Rochester's Library, Students Ceaselessly Redesign Their Study Space"
Chronicle reporter Scott Carlson checks out the new study space in Rush Rhees Library, which was designed by students under the guide of an anthropologist. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (July 29)
"Cut Student Services? Think Again"
The painful art of trimming a college or university budget—often with the goal of protecting core academic programs while picking and choosing which support services to cut—may just have gotten a bit more difficult. Read more...

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