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@Rochester -- Dec. 6, 2006

rain and snow


Wednesday's Forecast:
Rain/Snow Showers, High: 41°
Tomorrow: Snow, High: 32°

In Today's Issue

  • Professors Named AAAS Fellows
  • Photo Exhibit Focuses on Honduras
  • Eastman Student on NPR's Piano Jazz
  • Opening on Stage: Eurydice
  • Events: Winter Festival, Music on My Mind, Retirement Info. Session, Simon's IC2 Program
  • In the Headlines: Phipps on Vaccine Research, Alumna Castle on Her Career in Opera

News and Announcements

Four Rochester Professors Named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest federation of scientists, has elected four professors from the University as fellows. John Jaenike, Michael Tanenhaus, Lynne Maquat, and Henry Kautz were honored for the advances they’ve brought to their respective fields and will be presented with a certificate at the Fellows Forum during the 2006 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on February 17.

Exhibit, Fundraiser Raise Awareness about Rural Honduras
Miner Library is hosting Fotos for Honduras, an exhibition of images that depict lives of villagers in San José de Sierra in rural Honduras, Central America. Deepak Sobti, the exhibit’s coordinator and one of the featured photographers, is a medical student who went to San José for 2006 spring break. He established fotoshunduras.com as a way to raise money and awareness for current and future sustainable development projects. All are welcome to attend the opening reception on Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m.

Jazz Great McPartland ‘Discovers’ Student Pianist
Jeremy Siskind ’08E is scheduled to be a featured guest on the the nationally syndicated NPR program Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz this month. The show, which airs at 8 p.m. on Saturdays, will be released for broadcast between December 5 and December 19 on 259 radio stations, including Rochester’s own WXXI-FM.

Reminder: Eurydice Opens on Rochester Stage December 7
The University's International Theatre Program presents the Rochester premiere of Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl's retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus. The production opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, in Todd Theatre.

Events

December 6
Winter Festival in Danforth Dining: Annual holiday dinner features special menu. Danforth Dining, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

December 6
Music on My Mind: Free concert series for faculty, staff, and students. Sarah Flaum Atrium, Medical Center, 4:30 p.m. (No Web link available.)

December 7
Retirement Program Information Session: "Understanding the University of Rochester's Retirement Program" and "Fundamentals of Investing." HR Conference Room (1-6127), Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m.

December 7
Simon School Information Session: IC2 Program—M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization. Carol Simon Hall Lobby, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (December 5)
Aspirins May Cut Vaccine Potency
"Sometimes it's better to suffer through a little bit of mild discomfort to have better things happen in terms of your immune system," says lead investigator Richard Phipps, professor of environmental medicine, about findings that indicate taking a drug like Advil or aspirin might reduce a vaccine's effectiveness. (See related news release.)

Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World (December 3)
Down-to-earth Diva
“I’m going to sing until I drop,” says acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle '66E (MM) in a profile of her musical career.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (December 5)
Can You Say NACIQI?
"U.S. advisory panel on accreditation signals that it plans to ramp up scrutiny of how well colleges educate their students."

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