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@Rochester — April 5, 2007

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Snow Showers, High 33°
Tomorrow: Snow Showers, High 33°

In Today's Issue

  • Colin Powell Headlines Meliora Weekend
  • Students Named Goldwater Scholars
  • Eastman Students and Alumnus Receive Fulbrights
  • Physicist Receives National Teaching Award
  • Transfusion Expert Urges Wider Use of Filtered Blood
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Expert Discusses Research
  • Simon Students Compete in Business Model Competition April 9
  • Sign Up for Softball
  • Event Highlight: Humanities Project Series: Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Sports Buzz: Honors for Softball Players and Golfer
  • Rochester in the News: Rossi on Aspiring Chinese Musicians , Smith on Broadcaster Allen
  • In Higher Ed: Journal Surveys Foundations on Giving Plans

News and Announcements

Colin Powell Headlines This Fall's Meliora Weekend Oct. 20
A keynote address by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will top the list of exceptional programs, entertainment, and reunion events for the University Meliora Weekend 2007.   Read more...

Three University Students Named Goldwater Scholars
Rochester juniors Kathryn E. Knowles and Andrew N. Niles and sophomore Kristin M. Beck have been named 2007 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.   Read more...

Eastman School Students and Alumnus Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards
John Koslovsky, a Ph.D. candidate in music theory, Adam Peithmann, an organ performance major, and Jay Kacherski '05 (MM) were recently given 2007 Fulbright Awards to live and study abroad.   Read more...

Physicist Receives National Award in Undergraduate Teaching
Steven L. Manly, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected to receive the 2007 American Association for Physics Teachers Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.   Read more...

Transfusion Expert Urges Wider Use of Filtered Blood
Filtering white cells from donor blood before a transfusion is much safer for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures, according to Rochester researchers who present their analysis in the April issue of the journal Transfusion.   Read more...

Wilmot Center Director Discusses Research April 13
Lymphoma expert Richard I. Fisher, director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, will discuss the role biology plays in the future treatment of lymphomas on April 13 as part of a lecture series highlighting biological and biomedical research at the University.   Read more...

Simon Students Vie to Win Mark Ain Business Model Competition
Aspiring student entrepreneurs at the Simon Graduate School of Business will present their business models to a panel of judges during the first annual Mark Ain Business Model Competition on April 9, from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. in Schlegel Hall, Room 201.   Read more...

Sign Up for Softball
The Fitness & Wellness Center's 2007 softball season begins in June, but registrations are due by April 30. Call David Mahon at 275-1442 for more information.   Read more...


April 5
Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture: Peter Jelavich, Johns Hopkins University. "Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture," Morey Hall 321, 7:30 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Two Honored in Softball: Senior Jena Robertson and sophomore Beth Ameno have been honored as the Player and Pitcher of the Week this week in the Liberty League.

Two Honors for Pecor: Sophomore Jon Pecor has been named the Golfer of the Week in both the Liberty League and the University Athletic Association.

Weekend Sports Schedule: Forecasted winter weather may cancel the Alumni Invitational for men and women's track on Saturday. Women's tennis is home Sunday versus St. Lawrence at 2 p.m. Other teams are on the road.

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (April 4)
"Increasingly in the West, the Players Are From the East"
In a story on the growing number of classical musicians educated and trained in China, Jamal Rossi, interim dean of the Eastman School talks about some of the implications for conservatories. The Eastman School sent its admissions director on a scouting mission in October, and the school has about 100 Chinese applicants for next year, twice what it had a decade ago, the story notes. “One goes where the talent is,“ says Rossi.    Read more...

New York Post (April 1)
"Understanding Mel Allen"
The paper's roundup of sports news “The Rumble” highlights a new book by Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the Department of English. The Voice: Mel Allen's Untold Story, profiles the late Yankees announcer. “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

Chronicle of Philanthropy (April 5)
"Foundation Assets Grow Sharply"
“Many of the nation's wealthiest foundations plan to increase their giving in 2007, largely because the assets of many grant makers increased sharply last year as the stock market rose and other investments thrived, a new Chronicle survey has found.”   Read more...

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