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In Today's Issue

  • Flags Lowered in Memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy
  • Register Online for Meliora Weekend 2009
  • Warner School Hosting Information Session
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Performs First Outpatient Stem Cell Transplant
  • Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Named
  • Writing Program's Main Office Moves Temporarily
  •  Laser Vision Correction Center Offers LASIK Seminar

News and Announcements

Flags Lowered in Memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy
In accordance with a White House proclamation signed by President Barack Obama, the United States and University flags will be lowered to half-staff today through sunset on Aug. 30 in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachussetts. One of the longest serving senators in U.S. history, Kennedy died Aug. 25.

Register Online for Meliora Weekend 2009
Online registration for Meliora Weekend 2009 (October 8–11) opens at noon today. Headliners include Secretary of Energy Steven Chu ’70, ’98 (Honorary) and HBO's Bill Maher. Two particularly special events during the weekend will be the dedication of a statue to honor George Eastman and the dedication of the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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Warner School Hosting Information Session
The Warner School of Education will host an information session about its graduate programs in teaching and curriculum, school leadership, higher education, counseling, human development, and educational policy from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today in the Alumni Advancement Center on East River Road. The session is free and open to the public. RSVP by contacting Admissions at admissions@warner.rochester.edu or 275-3950.

Wilmot Cancer Center Performs First Outpatient Stem Cell Transplant
The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center recently performed the first outpatient stem cell transplant in the Rochester area.
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Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Named
John DiSarro has been named assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in the Office of the Dean of Students.
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Writing Program's Main Office Moves Temporarily
The Writing Program’s main office has temporarily moved to room 4-211 in Dewey Hall. For more information, call 273-3584.

Laser Vision Correction Center Offers LASIK Seminar
The Laser Vision Correction Center will hold a free seminar about LASIK eye surgery at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Seminars are held at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Reservations are requested. Information about insurance discounts and other details are available by calling 273-2020.











August 27, 2009
Partly Cloudy

Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 70°
Tomorrow:
Cloudy, High 71°

Today's Event Highlight
Wind Symphony Auditions
Strong Lower Auditorium. 2 p.m. Read more...

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Sports Buzz
Men's Soccer Kicks Off 2009-10 School Year
The men's soccer team hosts St. John Fisher at 7 p.m. at Fauver Stadium. Get the latest athletic news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Rochester in the News
WHEC-TV (August 26)
"Area Colleges Prep for Expected Swine Flu Outbreak This Fall"
“We've got an extensive communication plan in place to let students, faculty and staff know what they can do to protect themselves against influenza," says Ralph Manchester, director of University Health Services and associate professor of medicine. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (August 26)
"Match at First Site"
More colleges let students search for their ideal roommate using online services, and several companies aim to attract business in that market. Read more...


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