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University of Rochester News (July 31, 2008) 07/31/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 31, 2008

@Rochester: July 31, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 83°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 80°

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Young Artists Piano Competition Starts Saturday
  • Researcher Discusses New NIH Funding for AIDS Center
  • Event Highlight: Music Horizons Chamber Ensembles
  • Rochester in the News: Rita D'Aoust on State Law Banning Mandatory Overtime for Nurses
  • In Higher Education: Rising Demand for Housing

News and Announcements

Eastman Young Artists Piano Competition Starts Saturday

Twenty-five of the world's finest young pianists, including an award-winning local teenager who was featured on National Public Radio, will vie for prizes in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition. The week-long schedule of performances and master classes kicks off Saturday, August 2. Read more...

Researcher Discusses New NIH Funding for AIDS Center

A $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow more than 50 University scientists to expand their work in HIV/AIDS research and collaborate with seasoned South African researchers working at the heart of the epidemic. Michael Keefer, professor of medicine, recently discussed the new NIH funding and the potential benefits for Rochester researchers. Read more...


Thursday, July 31

Music Horizons Chamber Ensembles: Eastman School. 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (July 30)

"Nurse Overtime Law May Have Little Effect"

"It doesn't really matter if you're mandated or you volunteer. . . . If you work more than (scheduled) hours, you're more likely to make a mistake. This law doesn't really take care of an underlying problem, just a symptom," says Rita D'Aoust, codirector of accelerated nursing programs at Rochester, about a state law banning mandatory overtime for nurses. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 1 Issue)

"Campuses See Rising Demand for Housing"

"As off-campus costs rise and college digs become cushier, many colleges report an increasing demand for on-campus residences among sophomores, juniors, and seniors. And at colleges that will also welcome record numbers of freshmen this year, housing officials find themselves caught between two rising waves." Read more...

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