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@Rochester -- Dec. 13, 2006


Wednesday's Forecast:
Rain, High: 51°
Tomorrow: AM Showers, High: 50°

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Grammy Nominations
  • Affinity Groups
  • Roadtrip
  • Donate Old Cell Phones
  • Events: Mozart Scholar, Archaeology Lecture, Simon's IC2 Program
  • In the Headlines: Puzas on Dieting/Bone Loss, Gross on Shakespeare, Alumnus Finder's NY Times Report

News and Announcements

Eastman Musicians Nominated for Grammy Awards
Professor of Lute Paul O'Dette and two alumni from the Eastman School have received nominations for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.

Affinity Groups Host Holiday Open House
The University's Affinity Groups (Pride Alliance, African-American Network, and Latino Professional Alliance) are hosting an open house for faculty and staff on Friday, December 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium. Spouses/partners/significant others are invited to attend. For more details, call x6-3259.

Heading out of Town? Check out Roadtrip
Roadtrip is an online ride board that helps University student drivers announce their upcoming trips to students who are looking for rides.

Donate Old Cell Phones to Support Wilmot Cancer Center
If you’ve got an old or outdated cell phone, consider donating it to the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center to support the Phones for Funds program by January 15. The phones will be recycled and funds raised will support the Wilmot Cancer Center’s comprehensive campaign to expand local cancer care and research.


December 14
Visit by Mozart Scholar Robert Levin: The pianist and scholar presents a master class from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Eastman Theatre, the inaugural Glenn Watkins Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Room 404, and a preconcert talk at 7 p.m. in the Room 120. A concert by the Eastman-Rochester Chorus/Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra follows at 8 p.m. in Eastman Theatre.

December 14
Archaeology Lecture: Richard Henshaw, Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Chinese University of Hong Kong. “The World’s Earliest Recorded Thoughts: Origins of Sumerian Writing in Southern Iraq.” Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

December 15
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

WebMD (December 11)
Weight Loss Can Mean Bone Loss
"If you are trying to lose weight and protect your skeleton, especially if you are an older adult, mixing diet with exercise would be best for protecting your bones," says Edward Puzas, professor of orthopaedics, in a report about exercise, dieting, and bone loss.

National Post (December 12)
A New Key to Shylock
Professor of English Kenneth Gross's book Shylock Is Shakespeare is highlighted as one of the latest scholarly attempts to decipher Shakespeare's motivation for creating the character Shylock.

The New York Times (December 12)
In Tuition Game, Popularity Rises With Price
Alumnus Alan Finder '69 coauthors a report on a trend among some private colleges to raise tuition rates so that they closely match the rates of rival schools while offering more financial assistance. The rationale, school administrators say, is that many families associate price with quality and that a rise in price can lure more selective applicants.

In Higher Education

Lansing State Journal (December 12)
Universities Sue to Delay Affirmative Action Ban
"Michigan's three major research universities on Monday asked a federal court in Detroit to delay an upcoming state ban on the use of race and gender preferences in university admissions and government hiring."

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