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@Rochester — July 23, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Isolated Storms, 80°
Tomorrow: Isolated Storms, 84°

In Today's Issue

  • Rock 'n' Roll Professor
  • Library Web Cams Follow Rush Rhees Construction
  • Finger Lakes Artist Talks July 26
  • Event Highlight: Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital
  • Rochester in the News: Pierce Discusses Steam Tunnels
  • In Higher Ed: American Science Plateau

News and Announcements

Rock 'n' Roll Professor
Scholar and musician John Covach, chair of the Department of Music in the College, helps give students a new appreciation for modern popular music.   Read more...

Library Web Cams Follow Rush Rhees Construction
What’s with all the pounding and hammering in Rush Rhees Library? Check out the Web cam for the Collaborative Learning Center and for the Rush Rhees Library Ground Floor to follow the renovations at the library.   Read more...

Artist Gives Lunchtime Lecture at Memorial Art Gallery
Peter Forbes of Syracuse speaks Thursday, July 26, at the Memorial Art Gallery as part of a lunchtime lecture series featuring artists from the 61st Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. The lecture begins at 11 a.m. in the Bausch & Lomb Parlor. Admission is $10 (members $5) and includes admission to the gallery and the exhibition, a tour, and coffee and pastries; feel free to bring a bag lunch. For reservations call 473-7720, ext. 3072 or e-mail   Read more...


July 23
Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital: Carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam performs. Eastman Quadrangle. 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Philadelphia Inquirer (July 20)
"Could It Happen in Phila.?"
Morris Pierce, University energy manager and assistant professor in the Department of History, is quoted in a story on Philadelphia’s steam-distribution system in the wake of an explosion in a similar system in New York City. Pierce says the age of Philadelphia’s pipes is a cause for concern: “You’ll inevitably get rust and corrosion over time if you’re not careful.” Steam technology is generally safe so long as the pipes are rigorously maintained, he notes.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 20)
"American Science Plateau"
“The National Science Foundation released a pair of reports . . . [that found] . . . besides the well-known decrease in the relative share of journal articles originating from the United States, there was a slowdown in absolute numbers as well. This ‘plateau,’ as the reports call it, began in the early 1990s and stands in marked contrast to at least the two previous decades’ worth of American research.”   Read more...

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