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@Rochester -- Nov. 30, 2006


Thursday's Forecast:
Showers, High: 67°
Tomorrow: Rain/Thunder, High: 46°

In Today's Issue

  • Gift from Simon Alumnus
  • Bookstore Appreciation Day
  • Concert Benefits Scholarship Fund
  • Women in the Visual Arts
  • Events: Fulbright Info. Session, Lunchtime Jazz Concert, Craig Owens Memorial Lecture, History of Physics
  • Sports Buzz: Swimming and Basketball at Home
  • In the Headlines: Seligman on Investors' Rights, Myers-Gell on Hiring Military Veterans

News and Announcements

Simon School Receives Major Gift From Arunas and Pamela Chesonis
Arunas Chesonis '91S (MBA), '04 (HNR) and his wife, Pamela, have pledged $1.5 million to the Simon School over the next three years to establish Chesonis Entrepreneurial Scholarships for full-time M.B.A. students.

Bookstore Hosts Appreciation Day
The River Campus Bookstore is holding its annual Faculty, Staff, and Student Appreciation Day on Friday, December 8, in the Frederick Douglass Building. Shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive discounts on all University emblematic clothing and gifts, all backpacks, and all general reading books.

Concert Benefits New Voice and Opera Scholarship Fund
A concert featuring Eastman School vocal faculty on December 3 in Kilbourn Hall will benefit a new endowed scholarship that will be awarded in the future to an Eastman voice student.

Gallery Hosts Event on Women's Progress in Visual Arts
"100 Years Since Susan B.: Women's Progress in the Visual Arts from Georgia O'Keeffe to Generation Y" features art historian Ann Sutherland Harris and artists Nancy Jurs, Sydney Licht, and Marni Shindelman on December 3 at the Memorial Art Gallery. RSVP by December 1 by calling x5-8799 or visiting Cosponsored by the gallery and the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership.


November 30
Eastman at Washington Square: "Jazz Performance Workshop" featuring Eastman School faculty member Jeff Campbell. First Universalist Church, Corner of South Clinton Avenue and Court Street, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

November 30
Fulbright Information Session: Juniors and graduate students can learn more about the program. Stackel Room, Wilson Commons, 2 p.m.

December 1
History and Philosophy of Physics/External Speakers Series: Richard Staley of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, "Quantum Theory, Disciplinary Time, and the Origins of Classical Physics." Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, 3:30 p.m.

December 1
Craig Owens Memorial Lecture: Carole Vance of Columbia University, "'Juanita/Svetlana/Geeta' Is Crying: Melodrama, Human Rights, and Anti-Trafficking Interventions." Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, 4 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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Men's and Women's Swimming: The teams host the Liberty League Championships on December 1 and 2.

Basketball: The men's and women's teams play at home on December 5. The women host William Smith College at 6 p.m. and the men host Hobart College at 8 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (November 29)
Civilian Employers Value the Skills and Discipline of Vets
"When you look at the number of qualified military men and women and the fact that they've served their country . . . how could you not make the military part of your national recruitment effort?" asks Judie Myers-Gell, a multicultural recruitment specialist for Human Resources, in an article about hiring military veterans.

Washington Post (November 29)
Five Years After Enron, Firms Seek Weaker Rules
In the report, President Seligman expresses concern about any new limits on the ability of people to sue companies over accounting, saying it could "handicap the ability of the SEC to be a vigilant watchdog. . . . To have this occur, so soon after the dramatic increase in fraud that led to Sarbanes-Oxley, would be deeply troublesome."

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (November 29)
Laptops Change How Students Work but Do Not Improve Their Performance, Study Finds
"To the hundreds of colleges that require students to buy or lease laptops, it may seem like a no-brainer: Supply a student with a portable computer, and surely he or she will reap some educational benefits. But a laptop's value isn't so cut and dried, according to a study conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University."

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