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@Rochester — Jan. 16, 2007

snow showers

Tuesday’s Forecast:
Snow, High: 24°
Tomorrow: Snow Showers, High: 21°

In Today's Issue

  • Gallery Acquires Suit of Armor
  • Exercise 101
  • Events: Screening of Crash, Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel
  • In the Headlines: Jarrell on Backdating Options; Treanor on Vaccine Trial; Bredes on the Public’s Fascination with Hillary Clinton

News and Announcements

Gallery Acquires Renaissance Suit of Armor
Beginning January 17, visitors to the Memorial Art Gallery can see a major new addition to the permanent collection—a beautifully decorated suit of etched armor made in northern Germany in the 16th century.

Learn More about Starting an Exercise Program
Well-U is partnering with the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center to host a talk on the basics of exercising. “Warm Up to Working Out” will be held at noon at the Medical Center on Wednesday, January 31, and on the River Campus on Thursday, February 1. Register by January 30 online at or by calling x5-2437.


January 17
Film Screening: Crash. Part of ongoing events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Natapow Conference Room (1-9545), Medical Center, 5:30 p.m.

January 17
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel: Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary, 5:30 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

US News & World Report (January 12)
Options Probes Take a Toll
The newsweekly’s “Briefcase” summary of business school research highlights a working paper cowritten by Gregg Jarrell, a professor of finance and economics at the Simon School, on the effects of ongoing probes into stock options backdating.

Boston Globe (January 13)
Firm Infects Subjects To Seek Virus Remedy
John Treanor, director of the Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit at the Medical Center, comments on a company’s plan to infect people with a virus that causes a respiratory infection in order to test a new vaccine. “These studies, I wouldn’t call them common exactly, but they have a very long history that goes back to before World War II,” Treanor says.

Mother Jones (January/February)
Harpy, Hero, Heretic: Hillary
Nora Bredes, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, comments on the intense scrutiny that Hillary Clinton draws—on both ends of the political spectrum. Bredes says part of the reason for the longstanding attention is that the former first lady has taken on several roles in the public eye. “People get uncomfortable when it’s not a neat story. Is she a progressive feminist or a cautious moderate? People don’t know exactly who she is, and so different reactions are almost invited.”

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (January 19)
When Legacies Are a College’s Lifeblood
“[At] many small private institutions, particularly women’s and religious colleges, admissions officers say that legacy students are crucial to their institutions’ livelihood, and that recruiting them does not compromise efforts to create a diverse class. In fact, many of these institutions are seeking out academically qualified legacies more aggressively than ever before, hoping to raise their prestige and attract more high-achieving students.”

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