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University of Rochester News (July 29, 2008) 07/29/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 29, 2008

@Rochester: July 29, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 82°

Tomorrow: Scattered Storms, High 85°

In Today's Issue

  • Tune In Today: Theodore Brown Discusses Health Care Reform
  • New Interlibrary Loan Web Site Is Available
  • Event Highlight: Teen Smart Driving
  • Rochester in the News: Edward Deci on Intrinsic Motivation
  • In Higher Education: Princeton Review's 'Green' Ranking

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Tune In Today: Theodore Brown Discusses Health Care Reform

Theodore Brown, professor of history and of community and preventative medicine, is scheduled to talk about the history of health care reform in the United States on Tuesday, July 29, at 1 p.m. on WXXI Radio's "1370 Connection." Read more...

New Interlibrary Loan Web Site Is Available

The River Campus Libraries announce that new Web pages for Interlibrary Loan are available. The site's updated format is designed to make it easier to place requests, renew interlibrary loan items, view electronically delivered articles, and keep track of requests. Read more...


Tuesday, July 29

Teen Smart Driving—What Parents Should Know: Summer in the City Series. Medical Center. Noon.

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (July 28)

"When Play Becomes Work"

Edward Deci, professor of clinical and social sciences in psychology, talks about the role that intrinsic rewards play in motivating people to focus on subjects that intrigue them. "Human beings both want to—and, in a deeper way, need to—feel a sense of being autonomous. When someone else begins to seduce you into behaving with an offer of a reward, it takes away your sense of being autonomous. Now you are doing it for someone else." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (July 27)

"Green, Greener, Greenest"

"[W]hen the Princeton Review releases its annual guide to colleges this week, it will include a new metric: a 'green rating,' giving points for things like 'environmentally preferable food,' power from renewable sources and energy-efficient buildings." Read more...

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