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@Rochester -- Oct. 9, 2006

mostly sunny

Monday's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High: 72°
Tomorrow: Cloudy, High: 58°

In Today's Issue

  • Opening of My America
  • Reading by Poet Ralph Black
  • Newly Approved Flu Vaccine
  • Events: KEY Program, Film Screening, Insurance Information Session
  • In the Headlines: Seligman on Spitzer/Grasso Trial, Meliora Weekend

News and Announcements

Exhibition Features Works by Jewish American Artists
My America, an exhibition opening at the Memorial Art Gallery on October 24, features early 20th-century works by Jewish Americans.

Plutzik Series Continues with Poet Ralph Black
Ralph Black, an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Brockport and codirector of the Brockport Writers Forum, reads from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, in Rush Rhees Library as part of the continuing Plutzik Reading Series.

Rochester Residents Help Protect the Nation Against Flu
Rochester residents as well as vaccine experts at the Medical Center played a key role in testing a flu vaccine that was approved on October 5 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


October 9
Learn more about the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program during an information session at 3 p.m. in Lattimore 311. The program allows students to take a fifth year, free of tuition, to work on an entrepreneurial project.

October 9
A screening of Who the Hell Is Juliette? is being held at 5 p.m. in the Case Method Room 1-9576 at the Medical Center in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

October 9 to 11
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 continue on the River Campus, at the Eastman School, and at the Medical Center. View the online schedule for times and locations.

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

Rochester in the News

NPR Morning Edition (October 6)
NYSE Pay Trial Finally Going to Court
President Seligman comments on the upcoming trial between New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso and New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.

Democrat and Chronicle (October 8)
U.S. Confronts Defiant World
"I worry about our political existence," said journalist Fareed Zakaria on Saturday during Meliora Weekend. "This challenge might be the thing that undoes us. You feel this new world most everywhere you go, except in Washington."

In Higher Education

Christian Science Monitor (October 5)
Real Learning in a Virtual World
"They may be college teachers and students, but they're also pioneers—exploring strange new worlds that exist nowhere on Earth. That's because their classes and field trips take place only on computers, using an online digital world called Second Life. Some 60 schools and universities have set up shop inside Second Life—most in the past year. They join a population that includes real-world business people, politicians, entertainers, and more than 800,000 other 'residents' of the virtual world."

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