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@Rochester -- Dec. 14, 2006

mostly cloudy

Thursday's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High: 51°
Tomorrow: Showers, High: 49°

In Today's Issue

  • Jesse Jackson to Give Commemorative Address
  • Nominations for SBA Award
  • Library's Quiet Places
  • Events: Eastman at Washington Square, Retirement Info. Session, Christmas Concert
  • Sports Buzz: Football Honors, Basketball Plays at Home Jan. 2
  • In the Headlines: Alumnus Zubrin on Mars, Carlson on Swearing

News and Announcements

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to Speak at the University
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., a leading voice for civil rights, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at the University on January 26. His talk at 4 p.m. in Strong Auditorium is free and open to the public.

Make a Nomination for the 2007 SBA Achievement Award
The Anthony Center for Women's Leadership is accepting nominations for the 2007 SBA Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes faculty, staff, trustees, and alumnae for significant achievement and leadership. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 5, and can be sent to, to the Anthony Center at RC Box 270435, or faxed to 242-5810.

Library Offers Inside Guide to 'Quiet Places'
Looking for a place to brainstorm or do some research? Check out this guide to Rush Rhees Library's quiet places, collaborative stations, workspaces, and more.


December 14
Eastman at Washington Square: Soprano Kathryn Louise Bloomshield presents "My Favorite Songs." First Universalist Church (South Clinton Avenue and Court Street), 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

December 14
Benefits Office Information Session: "Understanding the University’s Retirement Program" and "Fundamentals of Investing." Medical Center, ACF-C, Room 2-1361, 1 to 2 p.m.

December 17
Christmas at Memorial Art Gallery with the Italian Baroque Organ: Tickets required. Herdle Fountain Court, 5:30 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

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Football: Four players have earned All-East Region honors from (Read more.)

Basketball: The women's team continues its undefeated season at 8-0, ranked third nationally in the poll and fourth in the WBCA (coaches’) poll. The men's team is 6-2 heading into the holiday break. Both will host RIT on January 2, followed by Brandeis and NYU in UAA home games before heading into the JPMorgan Chase Tournament.

Rochester in the News

NPR: All Things Considered (December 5)
Moon Society Encouraged by Plans for Lunar Base
Robert Zubrin '74, president and founder of the Mars Society, discusses NASA's plan to build a lunar base. Zubrin, who is the author of the 1996 book The Case for Mars, says NASA should forgo those plans and instead focus efforts on sending humans to Mars.

Penfield Post (December 12)
Watch Your Language
Gregory Carlson, professor of linguistics, comments on swear words, saying most tend to originate from discussions about private matters.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (December 13)
Democrats' Plan to Hold Spending at '06 Levels Will Eliminate Earmarks, Cost Academe in Other Ways
"Federal spending for student aid and scientific research in the 2007 fiscal year will be frozen at last year's levels, and most academic earmarks will be eliminated, under a plan announced on Monday by chairmen of the Congressional appropriations committees. College lobbyists and a senior Democrat said that there remained a slim chance for some increases in education programs."

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