In Today's Issue
- Study: Brain Separates Living, Non-Living Objects for Processing
- Senior Receives NIH Scholarship
- A New Home in the City
- Alternate Parking on Freshman Move-In Day
- Understanding the University Retirement Program
- Motorcycle Ride Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
News and Announcements
Study: Brain Separates Living, Non-Living Objects for Processing
New research implies that the brain categorizes objects based on
different types of subsequent consideration they demand and not
entirely by their appearance. "We think this means significant parts of
the brain are innately structured around a few domains of knowledge
that were critical in humans' evolutionary history," says Bradford
Mahon, postdoctoral fellow in the department of brain and cognitive
sciences at the University and lead author of the study.
Senior Receives NIH Scholarship
Senior Diamond Ling is one of 13 winners of a National Institutes of
Health Undergraduate Scholarship. She was selected from more than 250
applicants nationwide who are pursuing science and social science
A New Home in the City
Joel and Friederike Seligman have bought a house in Rochester, where
they will live. Witmer House will continue to be the President's
official residence, and the Seligmans will continue to maintain a full
schedule of events there.
Alternate Parking on Freshman Move-In Day
Understanding the University Retirement Program
Freshmen are scheduled to arrive on campus and move into housing on
Tuesday, Aug. 25. This will have a significant impact on campus traffic
flow and parking on that day. Valentine Lot, all of Park Lot, and the
entire length of Intercampus Lot will be needed for the move-in
process. Employees who regularly park in these lots will need to park
in the AAC Lot (formerly the River Road Lot) or the Wilson North Lot.
Shuttle buses will be available from the AAC Lot from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cars left in Park Lot will be towed to the far end of the lot. Parking maps are available. For more information, call the River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983.
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to
receive the University's Direct Contribution to the Retirement Program
will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the Hawkins Room (1-7438) in
the Medical Center. Also, a representative from TIAA-CREF will give a
presentation covering fundamental information about investing,
including how to choose an investment allocation. For more information,
visit the Benefits Office Web site.
Motorcycle Ride Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
The 110-mile Second Chance Motorcycle ride to benefit the Wilmot Cancer Center takes off from Leaf and Bean Coffee Company in Chili Paul Plaza at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
August 14, 2009
Today's Event Highlight
Robert and Lillian Brent White Coat Ceremony
Sunny, High 85°
Sunny, High 86°
Interfaith Chapel. 9:30 a.m. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Forbes.com (August 11)
"Are You Drinking Too Much?"
Women, in general, are drinking more than in the past, says Stephanie Gamble, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Medical Center who specializes in treatments for women suffering from alcoholism and depression. Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (August 13)
Stress about schoolwork, not rowdy behavior, is keeping most of America’s college students from getting a good night’s sleep, according to a new psychological study. Read more...
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