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In Today's Issue

  • Congressman to Present New Plans for Federal Student Aid System at University Today
  • Hospitals Honored for Organ Donation Rates
  • Flag Lowered in Memory of Myles Brand '67 (PhD)
  • Lose and Win in the Amazing Weight Loss Race
  • Conference Aims to Boost Career, Leadership Skills
  • Learn Recipe for Healthy Living with a Dash of Fun
  • Cancer Center Experts Host Breast Health Day Oct. 3

News and Announcements

Congressman to Present New Plans for Federal Student Aid System at University Today
Congressman Dan Maffei will be joined by President Seligman and several students to discuss the potential changes to financial aid at the University this afternoon. The event, planned for 2 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library, is open to the University community.
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Hospitals Honored for Organ Donation Rates
Five hospitals, including the Medical Center's Highland Hospital, were recognized by Finger Lakes Donor Recovery Network for significantly increasing their organ donation rates over a 12-month period. In addition, five individuals from upstate New York were touted for their organ-donation efforts.
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Flag Lowered in Memory of Myles Brand
The University flag will be flown at half-staff today in honor of Myles Brand '67 (PhD), who died Sept. 16. Brand was the first college president to lead the NCAA and he was an advocate of tougher academic policies for student-athletes. Read more about his life in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, ABC News, and USA Today.

Lose and Win in the Amazing Weight Loss Race
Registration ends Sept. 30 for the 8-week Amazing Weight Loss Race. Participants pay $35 and get personal training, weekly weigh-ins, sessions to help achieve a healthy lifestyle, and use of the Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Center. The top three weight losers will win cash prizes. Call 275-2437 or get more information online.

Conference Aims to Boost Career, Leadership Skills
"Lead Where You Are," the National Society of Hispanic MBAs and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Pre-Conference and Latino Inter-Network Council Professional Conference, will be hosted at the Simon School Sept. 25. The conference runs from noon to 7 p.m. and will include a keynote address from Roberto Colangelo, president of Colangelo Innovation Group.
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Learn the Recipe for Healthy Living
The 12-week Healthy Living for Families program starts later this month at three city locations.
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Cancer Center Experts Host Breast Health Day Oct. 3
Helping a loved one who has breast cancer can be challenging. Doctors at the Wilmot Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center will help ease the process during the third annual Breast Health Day.
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Sept. 18, 2009
Rainy/Sunny
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 65°
Tomorrow:
Sunny, High 64°

Today's Event Highlight
Center for Research Computing 'User Day'
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
U.S. News and World Report (Sept. 16)
'Soda Tax Wins Health Experts' Support'
Stephen Cook, assistant professor of pediatrics, does not think this 1-cent threshold is enough to drive down consumption. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Sept. 16)
'To Friend or Not to Friend? College Admissions in the Age of Facebook'
"Facebook isn't just for socializing anymore—a new survey of college admissions officials suggests students are increasingly taking care of business on the site as well." Read more...

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