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@Rochester: August 8, 2008

@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

mother and childrenAt 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...

Events

Saturday, August 9

Young Artists Piano Competition Winners' Concerts: Eastman School. 3 and 7:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

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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