University of Rochester

@Rochester March 5, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy with Flurries, High 28
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy with Flurries, High 25

In Today's Issue

  • Web Survey: New University Logo
  • Reading, Musical Performance Feature Novelist Atwood
  • Tarduno Named Fellow of American Geophysical Union
  • Last Call for Willie Cole
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Wind Orchestra
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Rose on the HPV Vaccine, Alumnus Philip Nel '92 on The Cat in the Hat
  • In Higher Ed: Open Access Debate

News and Announcements

New University Logo: Take an Online Survey
The University will soon select a new logo, and the Office of Communications is gathering feedback about the five remaining designs. Take the online survey.  

Unique Literary, Musical Events Mark Author's Appearance in Rochester
Novelist Margaret Atwood will appear as part of the Plutzik Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the Interfaith Chapel. Then, at 8 p.m. that evening at Rochester Institute of Technology, Cuban-American composer Tania León will join the author for the Rochester premiere of Atwood Songs, a vocal-instrumental work based on five Atwood poems.   Read more...

Geophysicist Elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union
The American Geophysical Union has chosen geophysicist John Tarduno, an expert in the history of Earth's magnetic field, as a 2007 Fellow.   Read more...

Last Call for Willie Cole at the Memorial Art Gallery
Don't miss the final days of a nationally touring exhibition showcasing American artist Willie Cole, on view through March 11 at the Memorial Art Gallery.    Read more...


March 5
Eastman Wind Orchestra: Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

KCRW, Santa Monica, Calif. (February 28)
"Is the HPV Vaccine Right for Middle School Girls?"
Robert Rose, associate professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology, joins a panel discussion on the nationally syndicated radio talk show To The Point regarding a new vaccine that protects young women against certain human papilloma virus strains that could lead to cervical cancer. Work by Rose and colleagues at the Medical Center paved the way for the vaccine's development.   Read more...

Newsweek (February 16)
"236 Perfect Words"
Philip Nel '92 discusses his 50th anniversary book about the The Cat in the Hat and why the Dr. Seuss classic has remained popular.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (February 28)
"University Presses Take Their Stand"
"The open access debate is one of the hottest topics in academic publishing, with advocates for access and publishers battling for political and public support. University presses have been feeling somewhat in the middle and sometimes ignored—and they responded [Feb. 27] with a policy paper outlining their perspective."   Read more...

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