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@Rochester — February 21

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High: 35
Tomorrow: Snow Showers, High: 34

In Today’s Issue

  • Chesonis Discusses PAETAC
  • Great Jeans Giveaway
  • Spring Fitness Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Jazz Ensemble
  • Rochester in the News: Striemer on Nanofilter Technology, Mendelson ’66 Talks about Auden
  • In Higher Ed: The End of Chief Illiniwek

News and Announcements

CEO Arunas Chesonis Discusses the Success Story Behind PAETEC
Arunas Chesonis, the founder and CEO of PAETEC Communications, will discuss his company’s success during a presentation from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, in room 318/319 of Gleason Hall. After the talk Chesonis will sign copies of his recent book, It Isn’t Just Business, It’s Personal: How PAETEC Thrived When All the Big Telecoms Couldn’t (with coauthor David Dorsey).   Read more...

'Great Jeans Giveaway' Marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week
In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 25 to March 3, student groups are encouraging students and staff to donate jeans that do not fit. Donation boxes will be in residence halls and in Wilson Commons.   Read more...

Fitness Challenge Kicks Off March 12
The Fitness & Wellness Center’s annual Spring Fitness Challenge starts March 12 and lasts for eight weeks. Visit the Web site for details. Registration is due by February 28.   Read more...


February 21
Eastman Jazz Ensemble: Bill Dobbins, director; Ralph LaLama, guest saxophonist. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.   Read more...

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (February 20)
It Can’t Be Too Thin
Work by Rochester research associate Christopher Striemer and colleagues to develop 15-nanometer thin membrane is cited in the newspaper’s Observatory column of scientific news. The work was first reported in the journal Nature.   Read more...

Wall Street Journal (February 20)
He’s Honored W.H. Auden With a Lifetime of Devotion
Edward Mendelson ’66, who at age 26 was handpicked by the poet W. H. Auden to be the executor of the poet’s literary work, talks about Auden in a profile marking today’s centenary of the poet’s birth. Mendelson is a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chicago Tribune (February 16)
U. of I. Sets Last Dance for Illiniwek
“Students lined up 15 deep at University of Illinois bookstores Friday, snapping up every Chief Illiniwek T-shirt, magnet and fleece blanket they could before the mascot has his last dance next weeks. As expected, university officials announced Friday that Wednesday’s [February 21] men’s basketball game will be the last performance for the controversial chief, who has been at the center of a yearslong, bitter fight.”   Read more...

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