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@Rochester -- Oct. 26, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Reminder: Lennie's Investiture on Friday
  • Talk by Peter Manseau
  • Flu Clinic Open to Children Three and Older
  • Events: Musicology Lectures, Retirement Workshops, Choir Festival
  • Sports Buzz: Latest Athletics News
  • In the Headlines: Ryan on Muscle Cars, Seligman on Tuition

News and Announcements

Reminder: Celebration of Lennie's Investiture on Friday
A symposium on issues related to interdisciplinary initiatives, an inaugural ceremony, and a following reception will mark the investiture of noted neuroscientist Peter Lennie as the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Friday, October 27. Those planning to attend may register online.

Author's Family Story Reflects Recent Church History
Peter Manseau, the son of a priest and former nun whose marriage in the 1960s drew reaction from around the world, will give a talk about his memoir and about American religious experience at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library.

New Flu Clinic Scheduled for Friday; Will Make Vaccine Available to Children Three and Older
The School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship will run a flu clinic from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 27, at the Medley Centre in Irondequoit, and for this clinic only will make flu vaccinations available to children three and older.


October 26
Eastman School Professor of Musicology Ralph Locke will present "Musical Exoticism: Toward a Second Paradigm," and Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Musicology Christopher Moore will present "From 'Lifestyle Modernism' to 'Populist Modernism': The Evolution of the 'Everyday' in Interwar France" beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Sibley Seminar Room of the Sibley Library, NSL 404, at the Eastman School.

October 27, 30, 31
Learn more about investing for retirement at the workshop "Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors" presented by TIAA-CREF. Workshops will be held on Friday, October 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Medical Center, Whipple Auditorium, and from noon to 1 p.m. in Wilson Commons, Gowen Room. Sessions continue on October 30 and 31 at various times and locations.

October 28
Western New York Intercollegiate Choir Festival features invitational performances by choral ensembles from local colleges and universities. Performances begin at 3 p.m. in Strong Auditorium.

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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Volleyball: The women’s volleyball team has been seeded fifth for the New York State championships. The Yellowjackets will open play on Saturday, October 28, at 10 a.m. against Nazareth College, the tournament’s 12th seed.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming: Members of both teams were honored by the Liberty League for their performances in the pool during the season-opener against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on October 21.

Football: Several members of the team have all been honored for their play last weekend in Rochester's 34-7 victory over Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Yellowjackets play their final nonconference game of the season on Saturday, October 28, when they travel to Grove City College in Pennsylvania.

Rochester in the News

New York Times (October 25)
Searching for the Sex Appeal in a Hybrid
Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry, and education, comments on the psychological appeal of muscle cars: “That’s part of the fantasy—you imagine yourself to be stronger or tougher as you drive a muscle car.”

Democrat and Chronicle (October 25)
College Tuition Outpaces Inflation
"If we're pricing people out of the system, this is a matter of great national importance," says President Seligman in response to the College Board's newly released annual report on trends in college pricing. But, Seligman adds, protecting a college's quality may be more important than cutting costs.

In Higher Education

University Business (October issue)
United States Falling Behind in Higher Ed
"'We're number one' was once an accurate claim among U.S. education leaders. That is clearly no longer the case, according to 'Measuring Up 2006: The National Report Card on Higher Education,' released this fall from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education."

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