University of Rochester

@Rochester — Dec. 3, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers/Wind, High 35°
Tomorrow: Snow Showers/Wind, High, 24 °

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Composer Awarded Fromm Foundation Commission
  • Toy Safety Tips from Golisano Children's Hospital
  • River Campus Holiday Social
  • Free Dental Screenings in December
  • Breakfast With Santa
  • Event Highlight: Mos Def Talk
  • Rochester in the News: Udo Fehn Discusses Ethanol
  • In Higher Ed: Anthropologists Debate How to Work with Military

News and Announcements

Eastman Composer Awarded Fromm Foundation Commission
Allan Schindler, professor of composition at the Eastman School, has been awarded one of the most prestigious awards in composition, a $10,000 commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University.  Read more... 

Treacherous Toys: What’s Safe to Give Kids This Holiday Season?
In the midst of the holiday hubbub, don't let your safety consciousness be shoved to the wayside. Lead, lead, everywhere; choking hazards abound. What’s a parent to do? Read more...

Eastman Dental Offers Free Screenings
The Eastman Dental Center is offering free periodontal disease screenings for all faculty, staff, and students in December. The screenings will be held on Monday and Friday mornings and all day on Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, contact Heidi Lead at 275-1147 or stop the Perio/Prostho Department on the second floor.

Breakfast With Santa
Alumni, families, and friends are invited to the University's Breakfast with Santa, complete with crafts, carols, a gift for every child, and photos with Santa (bring your own camera). Donate to the Toys-for-Tots program by bringing an unwrapped toy for a child up to 14 years of age. Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for ages 3-12, and free for those under age 3. The Saturday, Dec. 15, event runs 9 a.m. to noon in the Douglass Dining Center, Frederick Douglass Building. Call 275-7687 to register. Free parking is available in library and intercampus lots. 


Mos DefDec. 4
Mos Def Talk: "Entrepreneurship, Politics, Hip Hop, and Def." Advancement and Alumni Center, River Road Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 30)
"Process Begins at Ethanol Plant in Shelby
Udo Fehn, professor of earth and environmental sciences, says that the efficiency of ethanol as an alternative energy source depends on how the raw materials are produced. "There is a big number range going around [for ethanol's so-called energy returned on energy invested]. It depends on what you put into the equation."  Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 30)
"Report on How to Work with the Military Stirs Debate at Anthropologists' Meeting
The American Anthropological Association debates the ethical rules that should constrain anthropologists' work with military, intelligence, and national-security agencies.   Read more...

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