University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Nov. 27, 2006


Monday's Forecast:
Showers, High: 56°
Tomorrow: Showers, High: 50°

In Today's Issue

  • Using Lasers to Make Metal Black
  • Simon's New Management Master's Program
  • Nutcracker on Ice Benefits Children's Hospital
  • Preview Eastman's Summer Session
  • Library Open Late
  • Events: Excellence in Research Day, Eastman's Faculty Artist Series, Warner's Wednesday Lunch Hour
  • In the Headlines: Gamm on Randy Kuhl, Alumna Winn on Her Career as a Cellist

News and Announcements

Ultra-Intense Laser Blast Creates True 'Black Metal'
"Black gold" is not just an expression anymore. Scientists at the University have created a way to change the properties of almost any metal to render it, literally, black.

Simon School Offers New General Management Master's Program
The Simon School is offering a new master of science degree in business administration with a concentration in general management. The program allows busy working professionals in fields such as engineering, optics, and computer science, among others, to gain management skills in a one-year time frame.

Tchaikovsky’s 'Nutcracker' Takes to Ice
Giant rats and sugar plum fairies lace up their skates, not their ballet slippers, for the Sunday, December 17, “Nutcracker on Ice Holiday Show” at ESL Sports Centre. A portion of the profits will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

Preview Eastman School's Summer Session
The Eastman School has posted offerings and tentative courses and dates for the 2007 summer session. Updates, additional course titles, and full descriptions will be added in the coming month. All listings are subject to change until final posting in early January.

Library Offers Extended Hours
The reference desk in Rush Rhees Library will be open until 11 p.m. on November 27 and on December 3 to 4, 10 to 11.


November 27
Excellence in Research Day: First annual event features presentations by leading Medical Center researchers. Awards ceremony follows. Medical Center, Class of '62 Auditorium, 8 to 11:30 a.m.

November 28
Faculty Artist Series: John Graham, viola. Free to University ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 29
Warner Wednesday Lunch Hour: Presentation and discussion about Warner projects in the community. Dewey B-315, noon to 1 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

The Ithaca Journal (November 22)
Kuhl Not Worried about Minority Status
Although the majority party generally gets more money, Republican Rep. Randy Kuhl will still be able to use his position to be “an effective advocate for the Southern Tier,” says Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history.

Albany Times Union (November 18)
Charter Member to Help Church Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Alumna Nancy Winn '40, a charter member and cellist for the Delmar Presbyterian Church, discusses her life and career, including her years with the Albany Symphony, in a Q&A.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (November 21)
Erasing Divide, College Leaders Take to Blogging
"Some university presidents are vaulting the digital and generational divide and starting their own blogs."

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