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- Jackson's Portrait
- Treanor Testifies
- National Recognition
for Greek Life
for Provost Search
- Summer at Eastman
- Event Highlight:
Actor B.D. Wong
- In the Headlines:
Butler on Pentecostalism, Gamm on the Internet's Role in Presidential
of Thomas H. Jackson Joins Presidential Gallery in Rush Rhees
A portrait of Thomas H. Jackson, president emeritus, will join portraits
of other former presidents in the Grand Staircase of Rush Rhees Library
today during a ceremony to officially mark the installation of the painting.
President Joel Seligman and President Emeritus Thomas Jackson will speak
during the event, which begins at 5:15 p.m. The portrait commemorates
the tenure of Jackson, a University Distinguished Professor who served
as president from 1994 to 2005. After the ceremony there will be a reception
in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections on the second
floor of Rush Rhees Library.
Bird-Flu Expert to Testify Before Congress
Infectious disease expert John Treanor will testify before a subcommittee
of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday about the threat of a bird-flu pandemic.
Treanor, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology, will
speak about the status of research aimed at developing an effective
vaccine against bird flu.
Fraternity, Sorority Program Gets National Recognition
The University's new Fraternity and Sorority System—a College-centered
program that works to strengthen and engage these groups—was awarded
the Grand Bronze Excellence Award in the Student Union, Student Activities,
Greek Life, Leadership category by the National Association of Student
Personnel Administrators, the largest national professional organization
for student affairs professionals.
Search Committee Encourages Nominations
The Provost Search Committee has begun meeting and to date has received
several impressive nominations and applications. Nominations are encouraged
from members of the University community as the search continues. Provost
Charles E. Phelps will retire from the position this summer. A complete
job description and related material can be found at www.rochester.edu/news/provost_search.
at Eastman Offers Something for Everyone
Eastman School's summer session features classes for youth and adults,
for educators, and for both the professional and amateur musician. Faculty
and staff may be eligible for tuition discounts. Learn more and view
a class schedule at www.esm.rochester.edu/summer/index.php.
Actor B.D. Wong. Tickets required. Hoyt Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.
for more events.
in the News
NBC (January 23)
Anthea Butler, assistant professor of religion, discusses Pentecostalism
during a news report that is scheduled to air this morning at 7:30 a.m.
on NBC's Today
Rochester (January 21)
Changing the Way Politicians Campaign
Gerald Gamm, associate professor of political science and history and
chair of the political science department, discusses the unprecedented
way presidential candidates are using the Internet to launch and run
Science Monitor (January 19)
New Best Friend: 'MoSoSo'
"Walk on a college campus these days and you'll see cellphones
everywhere, but only some being used for conversations. . . . These
under-25s (the target market for early adoption of hot new gadgets)
are using what many observers call the next big consumer technology
shift: Mobile Social Networking Software, or Mososo. The sophisticated
reach of cyber-social networks such as MySpace or Facebook, combined
with the military precision of GPS, is putting enough power in these
students' pockets to run a small country."
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