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@Rochester -- Jan. 18, 2007

mostly sunny

Thursday's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High: 38°
Tomorrow: Scattered Snow Showers, High: 33°

In Today's Issue

  • Class of 2011 Web Site
  • Undergraduate Art Exhibit
  • Medical Center Programs Selected for New Grants
  • Campus Sustainability Project
  • Events: Martin Luther King Jr. Appreciation Day, Winter Activities Fair
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Track, Swimming
  • In the Headlines: Gresh on James Bond, Fordham on Connotations of 'Black'

News and Announcements

Web Site Introduces Class of 2011 to Campus, Curriculum
A recently launched Web site for the Class of 2011 offers incoming College freshmen insight into University life through an interactive Web portal that features virtual campus tours, interactive games, and message forums.

Undergraduate Art Explores Gender, Identity Issues
Artwork by 11 undergraduate students is featured in the annual exhibition (en)GENDERED: identity, gender & art on display through Friday, Feb. 2, in the Gallery at the Art and Music Library, located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library.

Medical Center Programs Among First to be Funded by New Foundation
Five Medical Center programs have been tapped by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation for its inaugural Opportunity Grants. These are the first awards distributed by the foundation which was created out of the merger of health insurers Preferred Care and MVP Health Care.

A Sustaining Commitment
A student-led project is the latest in a growing movement at Rochester to make sustainability an institutional priority.


January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Appreciation Day: Schlegel Hall Rotunda, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

January 19
Winter Activities Fair: May Room, Wilson Commons, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Basketball: Coming off championship victories in the Chase Tournament, the men's and women's teams travel to St. Louis and Chicago this weekend. They play at Washington University in St. Louis on Friday and the University of Chicago on Sunday.

Track: The men's and women's teams compete in the RIT Invitational on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Swimming: Also on Saturday, the men's and women's teams travel to Case Western Reserve University for a 1 p.m. swimming and diving event.

Rochester in the News

The Sydney Morning Herald (January 17)
Inspect the Gadgets
Lois Gresh, technical communications director for science, technology, engineering, and math, answers questions about the science behind some of the gadgets seen in the James Bond films. Gresh is the coauthor of The Science of James Bond, which was featured this month by Scientific American Book Club.

Democrat and Chronicle (January 17)
Delving into Recesses of Word 'Black'
"Paradoxically, black, as both an identity and a crayon color, is concurrently loved and loathed, desired and despised," writes Signithia Fordham, the Susan B. Anthony Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and associate professor of anthropology, in a guest essay.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (January 17)
Richer Students Receive Much More Merit-Based Aid Than Do Poorer Ones, Study Finds
"Merit scholarships are disproportionately awarded to students from high-income families, and the percentage of merit aid colleges give out, compared to need-based aid, has increased significantly since 1994, according to report scheduled for release [Wednesday]."

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