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@Rochester — April 20, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 62°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 67°

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Responds to Tragedy at Virginia Tech
  • The 'War on Terror' from an Eastern World Perspective
  • Personal Protection Class
  • Warner School Admissions Information Session
  • Eastman Offers Special Discounts for April 22 Performance
  • Cookbook Benefits Operation Smile
  • University Chamber Orchestra Concert
  • Event Highlight: Transgender Health and Film Screening
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Minckley on Honeybee Disappearance, Candlelight Service for Those Killed at Virginia Tech
  • In Higher Ed: Attracting Women to Computer Science

News and Announcements

Rochester Responds to Tragedy at Virginia Tech
Read messages from University leaders in response to the Virginia Tech tragedy and view tips for handling grief and stress from the University Counseling Center. Gov. Eliot Spitzer has called for a moment of silence today at noon to honor those killed at Virginia Tech on April 16. Today also is "Hokie Hope," an alumni-led declaration of a national "Orange and Maroon Effect" day. People across the country are encouraged to wear the Virginia Tech school colors.   Read more...

Conference Examines the 'War on Terror' from an Eastern World Perspective
A conference today on the River Campus, "Religious Transgressions of Modernity," builds on the cross disciplinary dialogue that has unfolded during the academic year thanks to the Humanities Project—and takes it even further.   Read more...

Class Offers Introduction to Personal Protection
Get an introduction to personal protection on Wednesday, May 9, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. To reserve a spot by May 3, call the Fitness & Wellness Center at 275-2437.   

Warner School Admissions Information Session
Get an overview of the Warner School's full-time and part-time offerings, including certificate, master's, and doctoral programs. RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by contacting Admissions at warner@rochester.edu or 275-3950.   Read more...

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica to Perform April 22 in Eastman Theatre
The Eastman School is offering special rush ticket discounts to faculty, staff, and students for the April 22 performance by violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra at 3 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. Full-time students with ID pay $5 for any seat; University faculty and staff with ID pay $10 for any seat. (Maximum 2 rush tickets per ID.) Tickets are available in advance at the RPO Box Office (108 East Avenue), by phone at 454-2100, or at the Eastman Theatre Box Office on Sunday afternoon starting at 2 p.m.    Read more...

Medical Center Faculty, Students Donate Recipes for Operation Smile
Copies of Rxcipes for Smiles, a cookbook that includes hundreds of recipes from faculty and students from the Medical Center, are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Operation Smile.   Read more...

University Chamber Orchestra Concert
The University Chamber Orchestra will present a spring concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 21, in Strong Auditorium featuring Zora Mihailovich, artist-in-residence in the Department of Music.   Read more...

Events

April 20
Transgender Health: Adolph Auditorium (1-7619), Medical Center. Noon.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

City Newspaper (April 17)
"Bees Are Threatened--and Crops, Too"
Robert Minckley, adjunct assistant professor of biology, comments on the dramatic decrease in the honeybee population, a phenomenon being investigated by the scientific community and Congress.   Read more...

RNews (April 18)
"UR Students Remember VT Victims"
"You are loved," said Matt Roe '07 at a Wednesday night candlelight service at the Interfaith Chapel for those affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy. "We thought it would give a good message to the campus and a good message to the people at Virginia Tech; they are all loved. And we are all thinking of them."   Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (April 17, 2006)
"Computer Science Takes Steps to Bring Women to the Fold"
"For decades, undergraduate women have been moving in ever greater numbers into science and engineering departments at American universities. Yet even as they approach or exceed enrollment parity in mathematics, biology and other fields, there is one area in which their presence relative to men is static or even shrinking: computer science."   Read more...

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