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University of Rochester News (August 11, 2008) 08/11/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 11, 2008

@Rochester: August 11, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 74°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 80°

In Today's Issue

  • Parking Offers Cost-Saving Options for Carpoolers
  • Nano Spin-Off Company Wins Business Plan Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Opening of Staff Infection 4
  • Rochester in the News: Kim Hober on Gender Differences in Adoption Rates
  • In Higher Education: The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure

News and Announcements

Parking Offers Cost-Saving Options for Carpoolers

Parking and Transportation Services recently revised its carpool policies to make the option more convenient for River Campus and Medical Center commuters, including discounts on parking fees and access to Rideshare, a Web site that links compatible carpoolers. Read more...

Nano Spin-Off Company Wins Business Plan Challenge

SiMPore, a spin-off company founded by engineers on River Campus, recently won the Golden Horseshoe Business Challenge, a $100,000 prize recognizing its business plan as the best in a region encompassing western New York and eastern Ontario. Read more...


Tuesday, August 12

Opening of Staff Infection 4: Rush Rhees Library. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

WebMD (August 7)

"Men Adopt Twice as Often as Women"

Kim Hober, an obstetric social worker at the Medical Center, comments on new adoption statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control. The data shows that men are twice as likely as women to adopt a child. For 20 years, Hober has worked with women who place children for adoption. "We've seen an increase in same-sex couples adopting, and this is a trend all over the country," says Hober. "If you think about same-sex couples, gay men who want children really have to adopt, but gay women can have their own children. I don't see as many gay female couples adopting as gay male couples." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (August 8)

"'The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure—Without Losing Your Soul'"

"[The] coauthor of a new book offers advice for both junior professors and the departments that hire them." Read more...

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