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@Rochester — Feb. 8, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High: 20°°
Tomorrow: Snow Squalls, High: 22°°

In Today's Issue

  • Biologists on Science's Top 10 List
  • Black History Month
  • Award for Creative Excellence
  • Focus on Climate Change
  • Tucker's Talk on the Harlem Renaissance
  • Event Highlight: Screening of Casablanca
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Swimming, Track
  • Rochester in the News: Video Game Study by Bavelier and Green, Lubman's Upcoming Performances with Electric Fuzz
  • In Higher Ed: Ban on Trans Fats in Campus Dining

News and Announcements

Rochester Biologists Make Science's Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2006
The journal Science has released its top ten breakthroughs of 2006, and two University biology projects on evolution made the list at number seven.   Read more...

Black History Month Celebrated at the University
Several groups and organizations at the University are presenting numerous events this February in celebration of Black History Month with the theme, "Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud."   Read more...

Submit a Work for the Creative Excellence Award
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit a creative work that examines issues of human values in health care by April 27. Three winners will receive the Award for Creative Excellence, a $200 prize, and a plaque. The competition is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Cluster on Health and Human Values. For more details, contact Andrea Ehmann at 275-5800 or   Read more...

Rochester Students Take on Campus Climate Challenge
Rochester students are rising to the climate challenge during this national week of action, organized by the Campus Climate Challenge, that includes more than 570 events in 49 states and eight Canadian provinces. Grassroots, the College's environmental action and awareness student group, will host a screening of An Inconvenient Truth tonight at 9 p.m. in Hoyt auditorium.   Read more...

Tucker to Give Talk on the Harlem Renaissance
Jeffrey Allen Tucker, associate professor of English, will give a lecture titled "A Time of 'Risk and Magic': Reading the Harlem Renaissance" at 7 p.m. at the Baobab Cultural Center, 728 University Avenue. The talk is cosponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute.    Read more...


February 9: Casablanca (1942). 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m., Hoyt Hall.  

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Sports Buzz

Basketball: The men's and women's teams travel to NYU and Brandeis University this weekend for games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

Swimming: UAA Championships continue at Case Western Reserve University through Saturday.

Track: The Yellowjackets travel to Boston University for the Valentine Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (February 6)
"Study Says Video Games Are Good for Eyes"
"Action video game play changes the way our brains process visual information," says Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, about new research that investigates the effect of video games on vision. (Also reported by the Boston Globe, Reuters, and other news outlets.)    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (February 7)
"Bop Arts Gets All Jazzed Up"
The article highlights a series of upcoming avant-garde music performances, including a concert on February 11 featuring Brad Lubman, associate professor of conducting and ensembles at the Eastman School, with the band Electric Fuzz and contemporary composer David Lang. The Eastman School will host a free concert featuring Lubman, Musica Nova joined by members of Electric Fuzz, and Lang on February 12.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (February 7)
"Banning Trans Fats"
"Citing health concerns, college food services are making new rules about ingredients."   Read more...

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