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@Rochester — Aug. 10, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Scattered Storms, High 79°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 83°

In Today's Issue

  • Alumna Explores Hip Hop's Hold on Women
  • Golf Fundraiser for Mt. Hope Family Center
  • Event Highlight: Going for Baroque
  • Rochester in the News: Susan Wagner Cook on the Link between Gestures and Learning, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman on the Rochester Area's Growing Minority Population
  • In Higher Ed: Universities for the Civically Engaged

News and Announcements

Alumna Explores Hip Hop's Hold on Women
As a self-described member of the "hip hop generation," T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting '89 says the music in the 1980s included voices that resonated with her. In her new book, Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women, Sharpley-Whiting investigates the interactions between hip hop, gender politics, and American popular culture.   Read more...

Golf Fundraiser for Mt. Hope Family Center
The University's Mt. Hope Family Center is holding its annual golf classic on Saturday, August 25, at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth. The $95 registration fee includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, dinner, and drinks. Nongolfers can enjoy dinner and drinks for $25. Other sponsorship levels are available. Register by August 17 by contacting Liz Gosian at or 275-2991.   


August 12
Going for Baroque: Performance on the Italian Baroque organ. Memorial Art Gallery. 1 and 3 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Globe and Mail, Canada (August 9)
"We Need Gestures"
"Everyone gestures," says Susan Wagner Cook, a postdoctoral student. "People start gesturing before they can talk, and they keep gesturing for their entire lives." Cook is lead author of a new study that indicates hand gestures can improve a child's ability to learn new concepts.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (August 9)
"Area's Diversity on the Upswing"
Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, assistant professor of political science who studies minority political representation, says the growing minority population means political power—especially in local governments—may begin to shift. "Numerical strength is a harbinger of political strength, and when the numbers increase, we often see more people of these groups running for office."    Read more...

In Higher Education

University Business (August Issue)
"Universities for the Civically Engaged"
"Call it the new town/gown gestalt. Institutions are helping to establish bridges between campus and community."   Read more...

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