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Grads@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today’s Issue

  • University's Alert System Expands
  • Student Housing Vacancies
  • Reminder: Health Insurance for 2010-11
  • Volunteers Sought for Refugee Student Alliance
  • Rochester in the News: 'Survey Finds UR Among Best Places for Scientists to Work'
  • In Higher Education: 'Worldwide Academic Job Satisfaction'

News and Announcements

University’s Alert System Expands
AlertUR, an emergency notification system that allows for dissemination of critical information via voice, text, and e-mail is being expanded. Graduate students and faculty and staff in all divisions except the Medical Center were automatically enrolled with their University e-mail address on July 1. The current emergency systems within the Medical Center will continue to cover faculty and staff there.

Student Housing Vacancies
The University Apartments Office currently has vacancies in 2-bedroom garden apartments and 2- and 3-bedroom townhouses in Whipple Park, and a few 2-bedroom apartments in University Park. For more information, contact the University Apartments Office at 275-5824 or

Reminder: Health Insurance for 2010-11
Don’t forget to complete the online health insurance enrollment/waiver process before the start of classes. Click on “For 2010-2011” in the pink box on the UHS web site to go to the Aetna Student Health Web site. Then click on "Medical Plan: Enroll/Waive" to enroll in the University-sponsored insurance offered through Aetna Student Health or to waive the plan if you have equivalent coverage. See full plan details here.

Volunteers Sought for Refugee Student Alliance
Refugee Student Alliance's Medical Center chapter is looking for volunteers interested in summer activities with refugees in Rochester, including tutoring, dance workshops, soccer games, arts and crafts, and more. E-mail for more information.

Rochester in the News

'Survey Finds UR Among Best Places for Scientists to Work'
Rochester Business Journal (June 30)
Rochester has been named one of the top 15 institutions in the nation for scientists to work by The Scientist magazine in its annual survey of “Best Places to Work for Scientists in Academia.”

In Higher Education

'Worldwide Academic Job Satisfaction'
Inside Higher Ed (July 2)
A study of academics in 18 countries has highlighted disparities in the satisfaction levels among university staff around the world.

July 4, 2010
Happy Independence Day. See a special holiday-themed University homepage this weekend.

Deadlines & Reminders

Arts, Sciences and Engineering
July 5: Independence Day. University is closed. Today cannot be counted as a working day in meeting deadlines.

More from the graduate calendar.

School of Medicine and Dentistry
July 5: The University is closed in observance of Independence Day.

More from the School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate calendar.

Eastman School
July 9: Foreign Language examinations for MA and PhD candidates.

More from Eastman's graduate calendar.

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