News and Announcements
University Community Touched by Chilean Earthquake
Several academic and student support offices are taking steps to help University students affected by Saturday's earthquake in Chile, including three undergraduates who were on study abroad programs in Santiago and several students from the country who are studying in graduate programs in the Simon School and in the School of Arts and Sciences. "While we are grateful that early reports indicate this earthquake may not be of the scope of January's events in Haiti, we will do all we can to help those students, faculty, and staff who are touched by this tragedy," President Seligman said. "We will continue to monitor the situation in Chile and offer the appropriate support to those who have been affected."
Virtual Work Space Promises Greater Access
H1N1 Flu Vaccine
After conducting anthropological studies of faculty members and graduate students, a team from the University has developed a virtual work space that not only gives academics the online functions and storage they need, but by doing so, promises to make the dream of open access to scientific and scholarly discoveries a reality.
UHS has H1N1 flu vaccine and wants to use it! UHS is holding an H1N1
flu vaccine clinic on Tuesday, March 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
the Green Carpet Lounge in Hutchison Hall. The clinic is open to all
students, staff, and faculty. There is no charge for the vaccine, but
you need to bring your insurance card. You don't need to have
University-sponsored health insurance to receive the vaccine. Have to miss the clinic? Call 275-2662 to schedule an
Futurity Goes Global with U.K. Partners
The research news Web site Futurity has expanded beyond North America to include science news from leading British universities. Lead by Rochester, Duke, and Stanford, the site features the latest discoveries from 46 research universities in the United States and Canada. In January, Futurity’s members agreed to expand membership to the Russell Group, which represents the 20 leading research universities in the U.K.
Graduate Community Assistant Positions Available
The Office for Residential Life and Housing Services seeks full-time graduate students living in Goler, University Park, Whipple Park, and Towne House to fill Graduate Community Assistant positions. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, flexible evening hours, experience with organization and event planning, and more. Send a cover letter (must include housing assignment for fall 2010), a resume, and two letters of reference by March 31 to 104 Morgan Hall, SBA Residence Hall, Box 270464, Rochester NY 14627 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Fridays: Win a Kodak Zi6 Video Camera
mark the one-year anniversary of Photo Friday this coming May, everyone
who has a photo selected to run on the homepage on Photo Friday in
automatically entered for a chance to win a Zi6 HD video camera.
Creative Excellence Award Call for Submissions
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enter the 2010 Creative Excellence Award Contest. Entries may be in any medium and should deal with issues of human values in health care. The submission deadline is Monday, April 26.
Join the Eastman Graduate Students' Association
If you have enjoyed the Eastman Graduate Students' Association (EGSA) sponsored activities this year (Donut Days, karaoke, wine tasting, Halloween party, etc.) or have suggestions for other events, let them know. E-mail EGSA or comment on the group's Facebook page. Since the entire EGSA board is graduating, they are currently looking for new members to take over the reins for next year. If you want to see these and other events continue, join EGSA on Thursdays in the Grad Lounge, ESM 321, at 9 p.m.
Rochester in the News
'Study: Party Competition Helps States'
UPI (Feb. 18)
A strong two-party system is the best check on pork barrel spending and special interest legislation, according to a new study co-written by Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history at Rochester.
In Higher Education
'Forum Highlights Ways to Tune Up Universities as Engines of Economic Development'
Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 24)
A U.S. Commerce Department forum about how to better use academic research to create new jobs and new products gave universities high marks for the quality of their research but a "Needs Improvement" for getting those findings into the marketplace.