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@Rochester -- Nov. 28, 2006

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Tuesday's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High: 56°
Tomorrow : Mostly Cloudy, High: 60°

In Today's Issue

  • Vaccine Researchers Answer Student Questions
  • Miner Library Food Drive
  • Simon Hosts Diversity Day
  • Deadline Extended for Writing Award
  • Events: Women and Music, Retirement Workshop, Wake up in Wilson
  • In the Headlines: Guo on Turning Metal Black, Research on Parental Conflict, Review of Lutenist O’Dette

News and Announcements

Vaccine Developers Take on Student Questions
Two of the three University researchers behind the technology in a vaccine that is proven to prevent a specific type of cancer will meet with University students on December 4 to answer questions about a potentially deadly virus and how to prevent it.

Miner Library Sponsors Food Drive
The Miner Library at the Medical Center is sponsoring a food drive in conjunction with FOODLINK. Drop off nonperishable items in the library's front entrance from December 4 to 16.

Simon School Hosts Diversity Day
The Simon School is hosting a special day for underrepresented U.S. minority candidates who have an interest in graduate business study. Enjoy a keynote speech, meet with alumni and current students, and attend a reception sponsored by the National Association for Black MBAs on December 1 in Schlegel Hall. RSVP by November 29 to with "Diversity Day" in the subject line, and attach a current resume.

Deadline Extended for Book, Play Entries for Writing Award
The deadline for Rochester-area writers to submit full-length published works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people's literature, and playwriting has been extended until December 15 for the second annual Andrew Eiseman Writers Award.


November 28
Women and Music: Looking Back, Looking Forward: Ellen Koskoff, professor of ethnomusicology at the Eastman School, "Theorizing Women and Music: The Big Picture." Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.

November 28 and 29
Benefits Office Retirement Workshop: "Best Practices for Retirement Planning" presented by Vanguard. Various times and locations. See Web site for details.

November 29
Wake up in Wilson: Breakfast treats and bargain books. Wilson Commons, 8:30 to 10 a.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

Toronto Star (November 26)
Blacker Than Black Is the New Black
"It opens up channels to make the metal more absorptive than it otherwise would be," says Chunlei Guo, assistant professor of optics, who has developed a process to turn metal black using a femtosecond laser.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (November 27)
Quarreling Parents Need to Fix Their Marriage
A report on the effects of parental conflict on children cites research by Rochester and the University of Notre Dame that indicates children notice tension between parents, including strife that is not verbal or physical.

The New York Times (November 22)
In a Rarefied World of Lutenists One Makes the Antique Fresh
"For fans of the lute and its repertory, Paul O’Dette’s annual recitals—and, for that matter, his work as a vocal accompanist and ensemble player—are highlights of the concert season," writes Allan Kozinn in a review of the November 18 performance at Weill Recital Hall by O’Dette, associate professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School.

In Higher Education

University Business (November 27)
Most Sustainable Campuses
"When it comes to sustainability efforts on a campus, having a vision is certainly a must. But it's the campus community that makes it all happen."

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