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@Rochester -- Jan. 26, 2007

snow showers

Friday's Forecast:
Lake Effect Snow, High: 16°
Tomorrow: Flurries, High: 29°

In Today's Issue

  • Hartnett Hosts Weems Exhibit
  • Winter Fest 2007
  • Student Life Awards
  • Talk by Women's Leadership Expert
  • Event Highlight: Study Abroad Expo and Passport Drive
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman Trumpeter Jenkins, Alumnus Singer's Support of Giuliani
  • In Higher Ed: Low Demand for E-Textbooks

News and Announcements

Carrie Mae Weems Holds Exhibition at Hartnett Gallery
Internationally renowned African-American artist Carrie Mae Weems will have an exhibition of her works at the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons from Thursday, February 8, through Friday, March 9.

Comedy Show Highlights Winter Fest 2007
Comedian Michael Ian Black performs on Friday, February 2, in Strong Auditorium as part of this year's Winter Fest celebration. Other events planned for February 2 to 4 include film screenings, the Black Students’ Union Fourth Annual Step Show, a Super Bowl Party, and more.

Nominations Being Accepts for the 2006-07 Student Life Awards
The University community is invited to participate in nominating students for this year's University Student Life Awards. Nominations are due by noon on Monday, February 12, and can be submitted online at Nomination forms also can be downloaded and submitted by mail or fax.

Women's Leadership Expert to Speak at the Simon School
Susan Bulkeley Butler, an expert in women's leadership, will share her strategies with students at the Simon School during a Kalmbach Executive Lecture on Thursday, February 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Schlegel Hall.

Event Highlight

January 26
Study Abroad Expo/Passport Drive: Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 2 p.m.

See for more events.

Rochester in the News

New York Times (January 25)
Hedge Fund Chiefs, With Cash, Join Political Fray
A report about hedge funds executives who are lending their support to political candidates highlights alumnus Paul E. Singer '66, who, according to the article, is a primary fundraiser and policy adviser for former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

Kansas City Star, Missouri (January 25)
Jenkins Trumpets Bravery
The article highlights trumpeter Clay Jenkins, associate professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School, and his collaboration with bassist Bob Bowman.

In Higher Education

Miami Herald (January 23)
School of Thought: Why Aren't E-Textbooks Selling?
"In an age in which students are more tech savvy than ever before, publishers say they are preparing for an e-textbook craze and are investing in creating electronic versions. Yet it seems publishers are not sure what will trigger demand for these e-textbooks, and they continue to test the waters."

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