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@Rochester — April 12, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Wintry Mix, 44°
Tomorrow: Wintry Mix, 39°

In Today's Issue

  • Luis Moll on U.S. Schools
  • Simon Summer Business Institute
  • Malawi Immersion Benefit Dinner
  • Rochester Hosting Sustainability Conference
  • One-Week Summer Band Workshop at Eastman
  • Financial Health Bites: Using Credit
  • Eastman to Host Lotte Lenya Competition
  • Event Highlight: Humanities Project/Law and the War on Terror
  • Sports Buzz: Baseball, Softball, Track and Field
  • Rochester in the News: Treanor on New Flu Vaccine
  • In Higher Ed: Defending the Essay Component of the SAT

News and Announcements

Luis Moll Speaks on Cultural Mediation of Thinking in U.S. Schools
Luis C. Moll, an expert on literacy and a professor at the University of Arizona, will present "The Cultural Mediation of Thinking: Forging New Tools and Pathways" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Schlegel Hall 207.   Read more...

Enroll in the Summer Business Institute @ Simon
The Summer Business Institute @ Simon is accepting applications through April 14. The program offers juniors, seniors, and recent graduates a three-week intensive immersion in the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, and leadership. University tuition benefits may apply. For more information and an application, call the Simon School Admissions Office at 275-3533 or e-mail   Read more...

Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
Support the students of this summer's experiential learning program in Malawi, Africa. Items from previous trips and donations from local Rochester businesses will be auctioned on Thursday, April 12 at the Meliora Restaurant. Tickets are $18 at the door. RSVP to  

National, Local Panelists to Discuss Solutions to Global Concerns
The University's first Sustainability Conference will bring the greater Rochester community together to explore critical issues in creating a truly sustainable world. Eight nationally known speakers, including educators, authors, business leaders, and activists will be at the conference, which takes place on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. The conference also marks the University's participation in "Step It Up," a national campaign to promote awareness about climate change.   Read more...

Take a Musical Vacation
The Eastman School is hosting a one-week summer band workshop for adults called "Excelsior!" Join current members of New Horizons, an adult music education program, from July 30 through August 3. Tuition is $150 for the week. Call the Eastman Community Music School office at 274-1400 for information.    Read more...

Financial Health Bites: Using Credit
Discuss credit scores and reports, and the process for correcting any mistakes, as well as tips for building a solid credit history with a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union on Tuesday, April 17, in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, at noon. RSVP to 295-5166.   

Eastman to Host Finals of 2007 Lotte Lenya Competition
Finals for the tenth annual Lotte Lenya Competition will be held on Saturday, April 21, at Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School. The first round of competition begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The evening concert begins at 8 p.m., after which winners will be announced. Both portions of the competition are free and open to the public.   Read more...


April 12
Humanities Project/Law and the War on Terror: "Foreign Policy and Domestic Space: The Poetics of Social Knowledge." Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Baseball: Rochester hosts 16th-ranked RPI for back-to-back doubleheaders on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at noon.

Softball: The team hosts Skidmore College in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, and hosts a doubleheader against Union at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Track and Field: The men's and women's teams make their home debuts on Friday at 4 p.m. in the Rochester Invitational.

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Rochester in the News

ABC News (April 10)
"Insect-Based Flu Vaccine Shows Promise"
A flu vaccine made from yellow striped caterpillars instead of hen eggs has been shown for the first time to keep people from getting the flu. John Treanor, a flu vaccine specialist at the University, led the study. "This is the first time we've seen protection using this approach," says Treanor.    Read more...

Chicago Tribune (April 10)
"Study: Pregnant Women Need Not Avoid Fish"
"These results highlight the importance of including fish in the maternal diet during pregnancy and lend support to the popular opinion that fish is brain food," wrote Gary Myers, a professor of neurology and pediatrics, in an editorial that accompanied the study in the British medical journal The Lancet.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 11)
"College Board Researchers Defend New Essay Component of SAT"
"The SAT's essay-writing component, which was introduced in 2005, has been accused of many sins. Critics have said that the new test rewards students for having good handwriting, for filling a page with loosely connected words, and for using hollow, formulaic five-paragraph structures. None of those skills, the critics say, have much to do with readiness for college."   Read more...

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