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@Rochester -- Oct. 5, 2006

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Thursday's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High: 55°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, 57°

In Today's Issue

  • Four Alumni Named Trustees
  • Fitness Campaign
  • EROI Festival
  • Crew Regatta
  • AIDS Research
  • Collaboration with Kodak
  • Morgan Lecture Series: Evangelicals
  • Events: Life Insurance Session, Day at Simon, Neilly Series
  • Sports Buzz: Upcoming Home Games
  • In the Headlines: Eastman Alumnus Fuyuume, Athlete Sam Carr

News and Announcements

University Names Four Trustees
Four alumni with expertise in business and finance will begin serving on the Board of Trustees this month.

Well-U Launches New Fitness Campaign
Well-U, the University's employee wellness program, is launching a new America On the Move campaign, modeled on the successful initiative conducted last spring.

Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative's Annual Festival Kicks Off Kilbourn Hall Organ Renovation
Set for October 12 to 15, the 2006 Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI) Festival will feature American organ building in the 20th century and in particular two great American organ builders: the late E.M. Skinner, whose work includes the Eastman School's Kilbourn Hall organ, and master organ builder John Brombaugh, who will be at the event as a guest speaker and to help celebrate the kickoff for the next stage of EROI—renovation of the Kilbourn Hall Skinner organ.

Men's, Women's Crews Compete in Head of the Genesee Regatta
More than 35 collegiate men's and women's teams from New York, the East Coast, and Canada will compete Sunday, October 8, in the Head of the Genesee Invitational Regatta.

Researchers Race to Design the First Treatments Specifically for NeuroAIDS
Medical Center researchers have received a $7 million grant to confirm that two new drug classes can protect the brain from HIV-related nerve damage.

New Academic-Industry Collaboration Brings Talent to Rochester
A new kind of collaboration between the University and the Eastman Kodak Company will bring a national leader in artificial intelligence research to Rochester.

Morgan Lecture Series Takes a Closer Look at Evangelicals
This year's Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series features two events that examine evangelical Christianity. On October 11, Tanya Luhrmann, Max Palevsky Professor in the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago, explores the way people learn to develop an intimate relationship with God in evangelical Christianity in her talk at 7 p.m. in Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. A panel discussion moderated by Thomas Gibson, professor of anthropology, follows on October 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.


October 5
Representatives from Securian Life and the Benefits Office will be available at information/enrollment sessions to discuss group life insurance options for regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Sessions are held from noon to 5 p.m. at the House of Six Nations (North End) at the Medical Center, and from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Bridge Lounge in Wilson Commons.

October 6
Simon Executive Experience Day offers prospective students an opportunity to meet with faculty, attend an Executive M.B.A. class, speak with alumni of the program, and get more detailed information about application procedures. Registration required. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Schlegel Hall in the Simon School.

October 6
Author of Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion, Alan Burdick will discuss his latest book as part of the continuing Neilly Series at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.

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

Sports Buzz

Upcoming Home Games:

October 7
* Football, 1 p.m.
* Women's Soccer, 5 p.m.
* Men's Soccer, 7 p.m.

(View a complete schedule.)

Rochester in the News

New York Times (October 4)
A New Chapter for a Village, Once Barracks
John Fuyuume ’48E, ’50E (MM) discusses the time he and his family spent living and working at Seabrook Village in New Jersey, an alternative to the World War II-era internment camps for Japanese-Americans.

Democrat and Chronicle (October 4)
In the Spotlight: Sam Carr
Fairport native Sam Carr '07, who plays women’s volleyball and softball at the University, is profiled.

In Higher Education

The Christian Science Monitor (October 4)
Student Activists Rise Again—This Time for Darfur
"The crisis has sparked widespread grass-roots support and calls for UN intervention."

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