In Today's Issue
- Rochester Ranked Among Top 'Best Neighbors'
- Grant Program Supports Faculty Development in Medical Education
- Dance Program Showcases Bill Evans
- Defensive Driving Course Offered
- Tai Chi Session Set at Fitness and Wellness Center
News and Announcements
Rochester Ranked Among Top 'Best Neighbors'
Rochester is one of the country's top "best neighbor" universities when it comes to its economic impact, the community service it provides, and the cultural, business, and residential influence it has in its surrounding community, according to a new study presented at the annual conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. See media coverage by YNN, WROC TV8, and the Democrat and Chronicle.
Grant Program Supports Faculty Development in Medical Education
The Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Development—Medical Education announces a new pilot grant program to support faculty development in medical education at all levels. Faculty development grants are awards given to faculty (senior instructor through the associate professor levels). The project can address issues related to teaching, assessment, program development, or professional development. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, Nov. 16. For more information, e-mail Andria Mutrie or call 276-3782.
Dance Program Showcases Bill Evans
The Program of Movement and Dance will present "Bill Evans Dance Company: An Intimate Evening of Contemporary Dance & Rhythm Tap Dance" at Spurrier Dance Studio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for the general public and are on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. For more information, visit the dance program's Web site or call 273-5150.
Defensive Driving Course Offered
New York State’s six-hour defensive driving course is being offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in room 2-6408 in the Medical Center. Get 10 percent off your auto insurance or a four-point reduction on your license for completing the $35 course. To register, call 905-9420. An online course is also available. Use code #4312 for the University discount. Only register online if you are taking the online course.
Tai Chi Session Set at Fitness and Wellness Center
A fall session of tai chi will be offered at the Fitness and Wellness Center beginning Oct. 21. Classes will take place from 5:20 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for seven weeks. There will be no class Nov. 25. Cost is $42 for members and $49 for non-members. Registration closes Monday, Oct. 19. To register, call 275-2437 or go to the fitness center's Web site.
October 13, 2009
Today's Event Highlight
World Music Series—Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble
Showers, High 46°
Few Showers, High 45°
Eastman School Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m. Read more…
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 11)
“Energy Secretary Chu Speaks on Global Warming”
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talked about the "catastrophic" consequences that will be in store if Americans don't address energy issues soon during his Meliora Weekend presentation Saturday. Read more…
In Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 12)
“The Millennial Muddle”
The idea that today's students share traits that separate them from previous generations is enticing—and profitable on the lecture circuit. But does it hurt students? Read more...
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