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@Rochester — March 12, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 42°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 48°

In Today's Issue

  • IT Notice: Daylight Saving Time in Effect
  • New Work by Joan Shelley Rubin
  • Lymphoma, Kidney Cancer Care
  • Event Highlight: Eating Disorder Workshop for Parents
  • Rochester in the News: Film Noir Project by Paul Hofmann and Bob Sneider, Edward Deci on Motivation and Learning
  • In Higher Ed: Bill Gates on Staying Competitive

News and Announcements

IT Notice: Daylight Saving Time in Effect
The 2007 extended Daylight Saving Time period began on Sunday, March 11. University IT teams are recommending that faculty and staff review scheduled appointments and meetings on calendars to verify that they are displaying correctly (at the right time). More information on what to expect for the period that includes March 11 to April 1 and October 28 to November 4 can be found online.   Read more...

Well Versed
Professor of History Joan Shelley Rubin explores the public's relationship to poetry in her new book, which comes out this spring.   Read more...

Wilmot Cancer Experts to Address Lymphoma, Kidney Cancer Care
Two James P. Wilmot Cancer Center experts will lead community discussions about advances in care for lymphoma and kidney cancer from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at Strong Memorial Hospital.   Read more...


March 13
Health Bites: "Eating Disorder, Disordered Eating, Underweight, Overweight: What's a Parent to Do?" Room 3-6408 (K207), Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Vanity Fair (March Issue)
"Killers Kill, Dead Men Die"
A video project by Annie Leibovitz and Michael Roberts features music by the Film Noir Project, a group that includes guitarist Bob Sneider and pianist Paul Hofmann, who are faculty members at the Eastman Community Music School.   Read more...

Palm Beach Post (March 8)
"FCAT Stars Get to Skip Final Exams"
"What incentives do is facilitate a kind of learning that is very superficial and is soon forgotten," says Edward Deci, professor of psychology, about school-based incentive programs designed to encourage academic achievement. Worse, says Deci, they can teach students that learning is not its own reward.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (March 8)
"Gates Voices Concerns About U.S. Education"
"Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft, told Congress on Wednesday that overhauls of the nation's schools and immigration laws are urgently needed to keep jobs from going overseas."   Read more...

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