University of Rochester

@Rochester — April 13, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 44°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 45°

In Today's Issue

  • Luehmann Awarded Fellowship
  • King Lear at Todd Theater
  • Medical Center Adjusts Smoke-Free Perimeter
  • Concert by Pianist Filip Blachnio
  • Organ Showcase Concert
  • City Cycles Resuming Operation
  • Annual Snow Contest Results
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Opera Theatre
  • Rochester in the News: Bringing Cancer Science to the Bedside, Interactive Classes Helping Middle Schoolers
  • In Higher Ed: AAUP Reports Higher Pay for Faculty

News and Announcements

Luehmann Awarded Young Scholars Fellowship
April Luehmann, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School of Education, has been awarded a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Young Scholars Fellowship. The two-year fellowship, totaling $110,000, was awarded for her project "Supporting Change Through Teacher Preparation: A Study of Implementing Reform."   Read more...

King Lear at Todd Theater
William Shakespeare's King Lear opened Thursday, April 12, at the International Theatre Program's Todd Theatre. A contemporary re-imagining of the Bard's meditation on the nature of power, family, and love, the production runs through April 28 at 8 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on selected dates. To buy tickets, or to see the schedule, visit the Todd Theatre Web site.    Read more...

Medical Center Adjusts Smoke-Free Perimeter
The smoke-free perimeter along Crittenden Road has been adjusted to give faculty, staff, patients, and visitors a more accessible location to smoke. Maps that depict the new perimeter, as well as the neighborhood areas where smoking is prohibited, are available at all major entry points to the Medical Center and online.    Read more...

Concert by Pianist Filip Blachnio
Blachnio—a senior at the Eastman School of Music—will perform pieces by celebrated composers such as Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, and Bach. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Strong Auditorium, Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m.   Read more...

Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert
Hear a composition playable only on Eastman's Italian Baroque organ Sunday, April 15, when Hans Davidsson, professor of Organ at the Eastman School, performs a recital at the Memorial Art Gallery. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.   Read more...

City Cycles Resuming Operation
City Cycles, the free, student run bicycle library for undergraduates and R-Club members, will be resuming operation with a new fleet of bicycles on April 16. Visit the front desk at Goergen Athletic Center to sign out equipment. For more information, contact Adam Baratz at or Andrew Hall at   Read more...

Annual Snow Contest Winners Announced
The winners of the annual snow contest—sponsored each year by the Department of Horticulture and Grounds—are Karen Burkin, a secretary at the Medical Center Development Office, and Cathy Senecal-Rice, an administrator for the Offices of Medical Education. They guessed 30" and 29.5" respectively, with an actual January 2007 snowfall of 29.8". For their winning guesses they each won a bronze sundial.  


April 13
Eastman Opera Theatre: Performance of Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Eastman School Theatre. 8 p.m.  

April 16 and 17: Law and civil rights scholars Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres have postponed their visits to the University. Originally scheduled for April 16 and 17, their public addresses on how cross-racial coalitions can affect social change will be presented in Fall 2007.  

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Rochester in the News

The Scientist, United Kingdom (April 11)
"Bringing Cancer Science to the Bedside"
"By 2012, NIH plans to have 60 translational research centers operational. NIH had planned to give only seven awards the first year, but it was so impressed with the applicants that instead, 12 were granted. They include: Columbia University Health Sciences, Duke University, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, the Rockefeller University, University of California—Davis, UC San Francisco, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Yale University."   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (April 12)
"Interactive Classes Help Gear Middle Schoolers for College"
"Sitting side-by-side in front of computer screens, best friends Sarah Cooper-Bessellieu, 11, and Jhamerhe Blocker, 12, put the finishing touches on Cyclops, a robot created from a Lego Mindstorm Kit. . . . [The students] are part of 'Build a Mobile Robot,' a course offered by Rochester Scholars Jr., a curriculum of interactive programs to prepare students for college."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 12)
"AAUP Reports Higher Pay for Faculty but Sharp Inequalities"
"Faculty salaries are outpacing inflation for the first time in three years, according to a new report from the American Association of University Professors, but the organization still warns of growing financial inequalities within higher education."   Read more...

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