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@Rochester — Dec. 7, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: Computer Engineer Marc Feldman Dies at 62
  • IRS Ruling Allows Donors to Benefit from Endowment
  • John Clayton, Ed Neumeister Join Eastman Jazz Ensembles
  • University Women's Club Invites New Members
  • Event Highlight: Kwanzaa Extravaganza
  • Rochester in the News: University Offers Scholarships to City Students
  • In Higher Ed: Growing Protest by Psychology Departments

Special Message

Marc Feldman, Computer Engineering Professor, Dies at 62
Marc Feldman, a professor and scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, died Dec. 4 at age 62, after a brief battle with lung cancer. Feldman, who joined the University in 1989, made landmark contributions to the field of superconductivity.

The University flag will fly at half-staff today in his honor and a memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Road. On Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m., a period of mourning will be observed at 433 French Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Program at the Medical Center.  Read more... 

News and Announcements

IRS Ruling Allows Donors to Benefit from Endowment
The University has recently joined a small group of leading universities—such as Harvard, Stanford, and Notre Dame—granted permission by the Internal Revenue Service to allow Charitable Remainder Trust donors to invest in their endowments. (Also reported by the Democrat and Chronicle.)  Read more... 

John Clayton, Ed Neumeister Join Eastman Jazz Ensembles
Two acclaimed jazz artists, bassist John Clayton and trombonist Ed Neumeister, are coming to Eastman to meet with students and perform with student ensembles.  Read more... 

University Women's Club Invites New Members
The University's Woman's Club is welcoming new members. The organization, now in its 72nd year, is open to faculty, staff, students, and interested community members. The group promotes University interests, raises funds for scholarships, and sponsors programs and interest groups, including two book discussion groups and a garden club. For more details, call Marcy Rummler at 385-2698 or president Susan Hyde at 889-1446.

Events

Friday, Dec. 7
Kwanzaa Extravaganza: Tickets $15, includes dinner. May Room, Wilson Commons. 7 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Newsday (Dec. 5)
"University of Rochester Offers Annual Scholarships to City Students
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"Fewer than four of every 10 students in Rochester's beleaguered public schools earn a high school diploma. Those who do have slim hopes of enrolling in the University of Rochester, a prestigious private school where tuition is $35,000 a year. That prospect looked a little brighter Wednesday when the 157-year-old school said it would waive up to $100,000 in tuition costs over four years for any Rochester school district graduate who qualifies for admission on academic merit." (Also reported by Houston Chronicle, Hemscott UK, WXXI News, Rochester Business Journal, Democrat and Chronicle, and others.)  Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 6)
"Psychology Protest Grows
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A growing movement by psychology departments, echoing similar efforts by anthropology departments, seeks to limit engagement in situations that may lead to torture and other human rights violations. Read more...

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