@Rochester: August 8, 2008
Today's Forecast: T-Storms, High 70°
Tomorrow: T-Storms, High 71°
In Today's Issue
- Engineer Injured at Laboratory for Laser Energetics
- University Celebrates the Opening of Riverview Student Apartments
- Global Health Program Marries Training with Community Development
- Caring for Caregivers Talk Set for August 12
- Tom DiPiero to Discuss Humanities Today on WXXI
- Event Highlight: Young Artists Piano Competition Winners' Concerts
- Rochester in the News: Alumnus Tim Kasser on Living a Simple Life
- In Higher Education: Microsoft Rolls Out Tools for Academics
News and Announcements
Engineer Injured at Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Sam Roberts, a senior lab engineer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was seriously injured in an accident at the laboratory on Aug. 6. "My thoughts and the thoughts of everyone at the University are with Sam, his family, friends, and coworkers," says President Seligman. "We are all earnestly hoping for his recovery." Read more...
University Celebrates the Opening of Riverview Student Apartments
Riverview Apartments, the largest private development in the
Brooks-Genesee area in more than four decades, opened Aug. 7 with a
ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event included a welcome
from President Seligman and tours of the student residences for
government officials, community residents, and University staff and
students. Read more...
Global Health Program Marries Training with Community Development
At the center of the University's global health initiative is its project in San José, Honduras. For two weeks each fall and spring, the Medical Center sends a brigade of about 15 residents, faculty members, nurses, dentists, medical students, and volunteers. Read more and view the photo essay...
Tom DiPiero to Discuss Humanities Today on WXXI
Tom DiPiero, senior associate dean of humanities, will discuss the importance of humanities with host Bob Smith on WXXI's radio show 1370 Connection
today at noon.
Caring for Caregivers Talk Set for August 12
People providing care and support to a friend or loved one with cancer can learn ways to cope during a talk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...
Rochester in the News
U.S. News & World Report (August 6)
"How to Live the Simple Life"
Tim Kasser '94 (PhD), author of The High Price of Materialism
, discusses materialism and personal happiness in a Q&A. Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 31)
"Microsoft Rolls Out Publishing and Research Tools for Academics"
"Saying it wants to help scholars and publishers write, edit, and publish academic articles, [last] week Microsoft Corporation rolled out a set of new software tools to perform those tasks, as well as to navigate thorny copyright issues and find and share scholarly data." Read more...
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