University of Rochester

@Rochester — April 4, 2007

Today's Forecast:
Thunderstorms, High 54°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 35°

In Today's Issue

  • In Class: The Transatlantic Twenties
  • Laser Goes Tubing for Faster Body-Fluid Tests
  • Rochester Competes in Recyclemania
  • River Campus Jazz Ensemble Concert
  • Gollin Film Festival Seeks Submissions
  • Commencement Ushers Needed
  • Event Highlight: Reading of Martin Luther King Jr. Sermon
  • Rochester in the News: John Marcellus on the All-Trombone Choir 'BonesWest,' Mark Zupan on Dan Carp Appointment, Curt Smith's New Book
  • In Higher Ed: Academic Freedom

News and Announcements

Professors Team Teach Class on Birth of Modernism
This semester Professors of History Celia Applegate and Joan Rubin are coteaching The Transatlantic Twenties: America, Europe, and the Making of Modernism. The undergraduate, 100-level history course is part of the Humanities Project.   Read more...

Laser Goes Tubing for Faster Body-Fluid Tests
Rochester researchers announce in the current issue of Applied Optics a technique that in 60 seconds or less measures multiple chemicals in body fluids, using a laser, white light, and a reflective tube.   Read more...

Rochester Joins Hundreds of Schools Nationwide for Recyclemania
The student environmental action group Grassroots has teamed up with University Facilities and Services for Recyclemania, a 10-week competition among 200 colleges across the country.   Read more...

River Campus Jazz Ensemble Concert
The River Campus Jazz Ensemble, a 20-member group dedicated to performing a variety of both big band and contemporary jazz works, will give a free concert at 8 p.m., on Thursday, April 19, in Strong Auditorium.   Read more...

Gollin Film Festival Seeks Submissions
The Gollin Film Festival is seeking entries. The festival is in its second year and is open to all currently enrolled students at the University.   Read more...

Commencement Ushers Needed
The Commencement Committee is looking for staff and students to participate as ushers in the College ceremony on May 20. Ushers assist with final preparations, greet families and friends, distribute ceremony programs, assist guests to special seating areas, provide directions, and answer questions. To sign up or for additional information, contact Scott Verrenti at 273-1765 or  


April 4
Reading of Martin Luther King Jr. Sermon: "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam." Interfaith Chapel. 5:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

LA Times (April 3)
"Music on a Sliding Scale"
"The lure is that the pro players that perform with BonesWest feel it is necessary to encourage amateurs because we are all in the same place as just loving the trombone and its music," says John Marcellus, professor of trombone at the Eastman School, about his annual trips to perform with the all-trombone choir BonesWest. "And I'll continue to do it to enjoy making music with trombone players that love the instrument and music."    Read more...

Bloomberg (March 30)
"Delta Air Names Ex-Kodak Chief Carp to Lead New Board"
Simon School Dean Mark Zupan comments on Dan Carp, the former CEO of Eastman Kodak Co., who has been named chairman of Delta Airlines's Board of Directors. "Dan had to go through some major restructurings at Kodak, so he has significant experience with some of the issues that Delta is facing."   Read more...

New York Post (April 1)
"Understanding Mel Allen"
Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the Department of English, discusses his new book, The Voice: Mel Allen's Untold Story. "I hadn't known the real reason for Mel's 1964 Yankees ouster until researching this book," Smith says. "It explains for the first time sportscasting's most mysterious-ever firing."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 2)
"Redefining Academic Freedom"
"The American Federation of Teachers, which represents about 160,000 faculty members, academic employees and graduate students in the United States, wants to restate the values of academic freedom—and to make them more relevant to the realities of academic life in the 21st century."   Read more...

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