University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Dec. 21, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Musicology Awards for Two Professors
  • Rethinking Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Events: Eastman String Fellowship Orchestra
  • In the Headlines: Seligman on Revitalization, Holcomb on MAG's New O'Keeffe Acquisition, Jagel on Young Entrepreneur Academy

News and Announcements

Professors Honored with Prestigious Musicology Awards
Two professors have received prestigious awards from the American Musicological Society. Honey Meconi, professor of music in the College and professor of musicology at the Eastman School, was named a recipient of the Noah Greenberg Award and Ralph Locke, professor of musicology, received the H. Colin Slim Award at the organization's recent annual meeting.

Researchers Suggest Tweaking the Treatment for Restless Legs
In an article published in the December issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers from the Medical Center suggest that physicians may need to rethink the way they treat patients with restless leg syndrome.


December 22
Eastman String Fellowship Orchestra: Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School, 8 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

13WHAM-TV, ABC (December 20)
Enticing Students Over the Bridge
President Seligman discusses the Brooks Landing Project and says it is the first step toward matching a similar revitalization effort in Philadelphia accomplished through a partnership between city officials and the University of Pennsylvania. "They rolled up their sleeves; they worked together. They worked on developing the economy immediately surrounding the university. It's led to growth in housing and a lot of new retail."

Rochester Business Journal (December 19)
O'Keeffe's 'Over Blue' to Stay at MAG
“It is a glorious addition to the gallery’s permanent collection," says Grant Holcomb, director of the Memorial Art Gallery, regarding "Over Blue," a 1918 work by Georgia O'Keeffe. Anne Whitman, a teacher and Rochester philanthropist who died in October, bequeathed the abstract pastel to the gallery.

Democrat and Chronicle (December 20)
Young Entrepreneurs Leap into the World of Business
The article highlights the University's Young Entrepreneur Academy, a program the helps teens develop business ideas and acquire funding. On Tuesday, seven of the students received scholarships from local organizations during a ceremony at the Simon School. Gayle Jagel, director of special programs and part-time studies, says such funding is a "true example of the strength of the Rochester community."

In Higher Education

Winston-Salem Journal (December 19)
Universities Creating Academic, Economic Ties with China
"Partnerships in China are hot among U.S. universities. Schools are working to expand their reach, collaborate on research, broaden their students' horizons, and recruit top Chinese scholars. In some cases, they want to cash in on an enormous market for education in the most populous nation on the planet."

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