University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Oct. 6, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • New Ranking: Rochester Listed in Top 25
  • Meliora Weekend Starts Today
  • Coping with Stress
  • Trial of ARTstor Database
  • Children's Hospital Benefit
  • Events: Linguistics Lecture, Symphony Orchestra, Ying Quartet
  • In the Headlines: Kornberg's Nobel Prize, Gamm on Foley Scandal

News and Announcements

Rochester Listed in Top 25 of Times of London Rankings
The University is ranked 21st among U.S. universities in a global listing issued by the Times of London on Thursday. Overall, Rochester moved up to 48th in the world from 73rd last year.

Meliora Weekend Kicks Off Today
Meliora Weekend returns for its sixth year, promising a fresh look at many of today’s important issues. Among the lineup for the three-day event from October 6 to 8 are commentator and analyst Fareed Zakaria, Harvard law professor Lani Guinier, news correspondent Lynn Sherr, and other alumni guests and speakers.

Stress Workshop Continues at Eastman School
The next Coping with Work and Family Stress class will be held at Eastman School of Music from from noon to 1 p.m. for seven Tuesdays starting October 24. The class is presented by Well-U, the University's employee wellness program, in partnership with Strong EAP. Register online or call 475-0432.

Library Hosts Trial of ARTstor database
River Campus Libraries is hosting a trial of the ARTstor database, which includes approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture, and archeology. A demonstration will be held on Wednesday, October 11, at 10 a.m. in Rush Rhees Library G113. The trial continues through October 18. Contact Stephanie Frontz at with comments or questions.

Bellini’s Italian Eatery Opening to Benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital
Bellini’s Italian Eatery makes its debut in the Rochester community, celebrating the grand opening of its Victor location October 10 and 11. All proceeds from the opening benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.


October 6
The Department of Linguistics is hosting a lecture by Laurence Horn '65, professor of linguistics at Yale University, titled “From Kodaking to
Googling; Trade Names and 'Genericide' in Language and Law” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Dewey 2110D. Reception follows in Lattimore Hall 501.

October 7
Concert features more than 200 musicians, including the Symphony Orchestra, Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Chamber Singers, in a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with artist-in-residence Zora Mihailovich at 7:30 p.m. in the Palestra.

October 8
Eastman’s Ying Quartet opens the Eastman-Ranlet Series with music by Mozart and Shostakovich at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.

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

Rochester in the News

ABC News (October 4)
American Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Roger Kornberg, whose father, Arthur Kornberg '41M (MD), won a Nobel Prize in 1959, was awarded the prize in chemistry Wednesday for his work deciphering how cells take information from genes to produce proteins. The Kornbergs are the sixth father and son to both win Nobel Prizes.

Democrat and Chronicle (October 5)
Pressure on Reynolds Continues
"This is exactly the wrong story to be dominating the airwaves the last month before an election," says Gerald Gamm, chair of the political science department, about the effects the Mark Foley scandal is having on Rep. Thomas Reynolds's bid for re-election. "Reynolds has worked all year to make the case that Republicans should connect with voters in their districts."

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (October 5)
Finding an Unpublished Frost Poem Is Not as Rare as Media Hoopla Suggests, Scholars Say
"Last month, when the University of Virginia announced that one of its graduate students had unearthed a previously unpublished poem by Robert Frost in the university's special collections, the news media sat up and took notice."

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