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In Today's Issue

  • Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium
  • Warner Alumnus Named Gallaudet University President
  • Reminder: Health Care Open Enrollment Coming Soon
  • Anthropology Professor Hosts Workshop at Young Women’s Conference
  • Fitness and Wellness Center Classes Open to Non-Members
  • Recycle Rochester

News and Announcements

Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium
Provost Ralph Kuncl invites the University community to attend the Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Symposium at 3:30 p.m. today in Hoyt Auditorium. Hear the six 2008 awardees describe results of their yearlong cross-disciplinary research covering a wide array of topics. A reception celebrating last year's and this year's winners will follow.

Warner Alumnus Named Gallaudet University President
Alan Hurwitz '80W, who is currently the president of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been named the tenth president of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., effective January 2010.

Reminder: Health Care Program Open Enrollment Coming Soon
Health Care Program Open Enrollment will be held Nov. 2 to Nov. 18, with sessions being offered Nov. 4 to Nov. 11. Employees will have the opportunity to enroll online or by telephone. You will need to know your NetID to enroll for health care, dental, FSA, and HSA online. Now is a good time to review your 2009 expenses in order to make the right 2010 benefit program elections for you and your family. Your 2010 health care program open enrollment package will be mailed by Nov. 1 and more information will be available on the Benefits Web site in early November.

Anthropology Professor Hosts Workshop at Young Women’s Conference
Signithia Fordham, associate professor of anthropology, will present "Achievement vs. Identity: Bullying on the Down-low," at the 15th Annual Young Women’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 24. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilson Magnet High School Foundation Academy, 200 Genesee St. For more information, call 234-0568.

Fitness and Wellness Center Classes Open to Non-Members
The Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Center has a variety of classes open to non-members, including jazzercise, karate, yogafit, and yoga for as little as $5 per class. Massage, dry cleaning, and shoe repair services are also available. Take advantage of the October special and receive a $10 discount when booking a one-hour massage. For more information, visit the Fitness and Wellness Center Web site.

Recycle Rochester
A recycling fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at St. Monica’s Church, 831 Genesee St. Recycle unwanted computers, TVs, bikes, clothing, sneakers, and more. A $6 hazardous materials processing fee will be charged for CRT monitors and a $10 fee will be charged for televisions. See a complete list of accepted items.

Oct. 22, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
Chance of PM Showers, High 66°
Showers, High 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Seventh Biennial Conference on Robin Hood
River Campus. All day. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Oct. 24, Noon. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Field Hockey
Oct. 24, 4 p.m. Union College
Oct. 25, 1 p.m. Skidmore College
Oct. 28, 7 p.m. SUNY Brockport

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
US News & World Report (Oct. 20)
'Existing Drug May Lead to ALS Treatment'
A drug similar to one used to treat blood poisoning holds promise as a treatment for ALS. Berislav Zlokovic, professor of neurosurgery at the Medical Center, says one benefit to the compound is that it is approved for use through injection. Read more…

In Higher Education
New York Times (Oct. 20)
'College Costs Keep Rising, Report Says'
The average annual cost of tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose 6.5 percent from last year, to $7,020, a new report says. Read more…

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