University of Rochester

@Rochester — June 11, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 78°
Tomorrow: Sunny, 76°

In Today's Issue

  • President Issues First Annual Report on Diversity
  • Quantum Conferences to Meet at the University
  • Midsummer Night Carillon on the Eastman Quad
  • Volunteers Needed for Local HIV Vaccine Studies
  • Event Highlight: Mamadou Diabate Ensemble
  • Rochester in the News: Erba on Television and Seizures
  • In Higher Ed: House Panel Moves to Block Accreditation Changes While Increasing Pell Grant

News and Announcements

President Issues First Annual Report on Diversity
During the 2006-07 academic year, the University began a new faculty diversity initiative and continued to make progress on an existing staff diversity program and various school-based efforts to increase the diversity of the student population, President Seligman says in the first annual report on diversity.    Read more...

Two Landmark Quantum Conferences to Meet at the University
The International Conference on Quantum Information (ICQI) and the Ninth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics (CQO9) are meeting this week at the University. Between June 10 and 15, more than 300 researchers, including many world-famous scientists and at least one Nobel laureate, from 25 countries are expected to attend the meetings, which are landmark events in the field of the study of the interaction of light and matter.   Read more...

Midsummer Night Carillon Concerts Echo on the Eastman Quad
The melodies of campus bells will ring in July with a series of evening concerts at the University that are free and open to the public. Carillonneurs from around the world will play the University’s Hopeman Memorial Carillon, one of the largest carillons in New York State, and located in the landmark tower of Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus.    Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Local HIV Vaccine Studies
Participants are needed for HIV vaccine research studies being conducted at the Medical Center. Participants must be HIV-negative and between the ages of 18 to 50. Volunteers are paid an average of $750. HIV vaccines are synthetic, so it is impossible to get HIV from the vaccine by taking part in the studies. To learn more, call the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit at (585) 756-2DAY (756-2329) or visit   Read more...


June 11
Mamadou Diabate Ensemble: Rochester International Jazz Festival 2007. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.  

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Rochester in the News

ABC News (June 7)
"Many TV Viewers May Risk Seizures"
Giuseppe Erba, professor of neurology, comments on the epileptic fits triggered by animated footage of the recently unveiled London 2012 Olympic logo: "The issue is that in the U.S., television shows and video games are not screened for these factors. There is a population at risk for this, so it is a public health problem of some extent."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 8)
"House Panel Moves to Block Accreditation Changes While Increasing Pell Grant"
"A Congressional panel moved on Thursday to block the Education Department from making changes in the accreditation process, approving a spending measure that would cut off funds for such changes."   Read more...

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