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@Rochester -- Sept. 29, 2006


Friday's Forecast:
Showers, High: 53°

In Today's Issue

  • ASL Documentary Screening
  • Register for Lennie's Investiture
  • Spinal Cord Research
  • Eastman's Computer Music Center
  • Warner Grant Funding
  • Events: Eastman Wind Ensemble, O'Keeffe Exhibit Opens
  • In the Headlines: Seligman, Braun, Schauf

News and Announcements

Documentary Screening Highlights 'ASL Renaissance'
The American Sign Language program will mark its 10th anniversary as an undergraduate major with a theme of "ASL Renaissance" and a weekend of programming that includes the screening of a documentary on the prejudicial attitudes and stereotypes faced by deaf people.

Register Now for Peter Lennie's Investiture
Peter Lennie will be invested as the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of
the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Friday, October 27. The ceremony will include a symposium titled "When Does Interdisciplinary Work Strengthen the Discipline?" at 2 p.m., followed by an official service at 4 p.m. and a reception at 5 p.m. Those planning to attend can register online. For more details, contact Conference and Events at x5-4111.

Spinal Cord Research in the Spotlight at Schmitt Symposium
Scientists are gathering this week at the Medical Center to highlight recent advances in the field of spinal cord research and to talk about what’s coming next for patients with such injuries.

Eastman Celebrates Anniversary of Computer Music Center
The Eastman School kicks off a year-long celebration of the Eastman Computer Music Center’s 25th Anniversary on Thursday, October 12, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall, with a concert that features the works of visiting artist and computer music revolutionary Jean-Claude Risset.

Warner Faculty Awarded More than $40,000 in Grants
Recent grants awarded to Warner School faculty members will support various projects, including the Poetry Slam expansion and the Rochester After School Academy Youth Impact! Project.


September 29
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Davis Scatterday, performs in Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m.

October 1
The Memorial Art Gallery exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Color and Conservation opens on Sunday. Sarah Whitaker Peters, curator of the exhibit, will give an illustrated lecture titled “On O’Keeffe’s Craft: Drawing, Color and Photography." Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (September 28)
Area Colleges Light the Way to Economic Vitality for Region
In a guest essay, President Seligman and Daan Braveman, president of Nazareth College, discuss the role colleges and universities play in regional economic development.

City Newspaper (September 27)
Home grown
Pat Braun '07 and Cam Schauf, director of dining services and auxiliary operations, comment on efforts to offer locally grown produce on University campuses.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 29)
Report Predicts Rapid Growth in Minority-Student Enrollments
"Enrollment at degree-granting colleges and universities is projected to increase until at least 2015, especially for minority students. The finding is part of a report released this month by the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Education Department."
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