@Rochester: August 5, 2008
Today's Forecast: Scattered T-Storms, High 83°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 82°
In Today's Issue
- Why Some 'Niche' Parties Sizzle and Others Fizzle
- New Look for the University's Homepage
- University Press to Garner International Exposure
- Event Highlight: Latino Professional Alliance General Meeting
- Rochester in the News: Burt Nadler on Today's Job Market for Graduates
- In Higher Education: Substance-Abuse Interventions
News and Announcements
Why Some 'Niche' Parties Sizzle and Others Fizzle
In her new book, political scientist Bonnie Meguid offers insight into why some political parties that form around a single issue—such as Great Britian's Green Party—succeed at the polls and others don't. Her research suggests that the outcome is largely determined by how established political parties respond to these less powerful competitors. Read more...
New Look for the University's Homepage
The University's homepage will be getting a fresh look this fall. A "beta" version of the new site is now available; visit www.rochester.edu/beta/welcome.html
to view the new design and to offer feedback.
University Press to Garner International Exposure
The University of Rochester Press has been accepted as an introductory member of the Association of American University Presses, joining 125 nonprofit scholarly and academic publishers worldwide. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (August 2)
"Job Losses Mount in Sluggish Economy"
Burt Nadler, director of the College Career Center, says graduates facing the most difficulty in today's job market are those who want to work on Wall Street. "A lot of our students are interested in the financial services industry, but Wall Street's not hiring people; they're letting people go." But Nadler says graduates who are willing to bide their time by getting interim jobs should be able to find financial positions once the economy picks up. Read more...
In Higher Education
University Business (July Issue)
"A Different Kind of Intervention"
"Armed with new data, campus leaders are taking a more broad-based approach to handling substance-abuse issues." Read more...
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