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@Rochester — June 19, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny with Afternoon Storms, High 92°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 74°

In Today's Issue

  • Graduate Students Chosen for Nobel Laureate Gathering
  • New Family-Friendly Pediatric Sleep Lab
  • Tour the Laser Lab
  • Fundraiser Features Art and Treasures
  • Event Highlight: Young Entrepreneurs Academy Information Night
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on Higher Education Trends, Bill Dobbins Offers Advice to Jazz Students
  • In Higher Ed: Using Mindfulness in the Classroom

News and Announcements

Chemistry Graduate Students Chosen for Nobel Laureate Gathering
Lisa Carlson and Amy Ensign, graduate students in chemistry, are among 50 or so research participants selected to attend the 57th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany, from July 1 to 6. Students are chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other organizations.    Read more...

New Pediatric Sleep Lab Offers Family-Friendly Environment
The Pediatric Sleep Medicine Offices, the first pediatric sleep lab in upstate New York, has started conducting overnight studies in its new location in Clinton Crossings, offering a new alternative for young patients and their families.    Read more...

Take a Tour of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Take a guided tour of the University's Laboratory for Laser Energetics on June 20 at 7 p.m. with presentations by Robert McCrory, laboratory director, and Kevin Parker, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The $5 admission fee includes an hors d'oeuvre and dessert reception. To register, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 273-5888.    Read more...

Gallery Fundraiser Features Art and Treasures
Don't miss the chance to browse and buy antiques, artworks, and next-to-new collectibles at the Memorial Art Gallery's Art and Treasures Sale. The annual fundraiser takes place June 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Cutler Union.    Read more...


June 19
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Information Night: Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 22 issue)
"Reporters' Notebook: Panels Discuss CFO Roles, Foundation Ties, and President-Trustee Relations"
"You're more likely to see more mergers, you're more likely to see more colleges not making it, and you're more likely to see more crises," said President Seligman regarding the increasing demands for accountability and funding within higher education. Seligman was one of 250 panelists to take part in The Chronicle's second annual Presidents Forum on June 10 and 11.   Read more...

WHAM TV, ABC (June 12)
"Practice, Practice, Practice"
Bill Dobbins, professor of jazz studies and contemporary media, offers advice to up-and-coming jazz musicians: "Often times, surprisingly, the students that sometimes make the least progress during their tenure here are the ones that have the most natural talent, because some of them get used to coasting on that and feeling that they are always going to be a little bit ahead of people even without making too much effort," he says. "But, once you get out of college, competition gets a lot stiffer and that's when the hard work and persistence starts to pay off."    Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (June 16)
"In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind"
"Mindfulness, while common in hospitals, corporations, professional sports, and even prisons, is relatively new in the education of squirming children. But a small but growing number of schools in places like Oakland and Lancaster, Pa., are slowly embracing the concept—as they did yoga five years ago—and institutions, like the psychology department at Stanford University and the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, are trying to measure the effects."   Read more...

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