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@Rochester — March 20, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
AM Snow Showers, High 29°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 43°

In Today's Issue

  • Construction in Medical Center Parking Lots
  • Alumna Discusses New Book Medical Apartheid
  • Sustainability Roundtable Meeting
  • Ramblers Make International Debut
  • Event Highlight: Always Better Lecture Series
  • Rochester in the News: Entrepreneurial Studies, Video Games and Vision, Early Solar System
  • In Higher Ed: New MBAs Awash in Offers

News and Announcements

Construction in Medical Center Parking Lots
Construction of a new chiller plant begins this week in parking Lots 2 and 3 at the Medical Center. This building will support the utility needs of the new Cancer Center in addition to other University requirements. The work, which is expected to be completed spring 2008, will affect about 160 parking spaces. Direct questions about the project to Mike LaPoint at 275-6683.  

Author, Alumna Harriet Washington to Discuss Her Book Medical Apartheid
Harriet Washington '76 will discuss her new book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present on Monday, March 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Ryan Case Method Auditorium at the Medical Center. The event is free and open to the public.   

Sustainability Roundtable Meeting
Hear an analysis of a faculty survey conducted by Dave Ladon, a Take Five scholar, at the next Sustainability Roundtable meeting on Wednesday, March 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. The meeting also includes a look ahead to the upcoming conference on sustainability and a review of recommendations made by last summer's undergraduate interns regarding establishing a sustainability institute at the University. Read the group's report at   

Ramblers Make International Debut in London
The Midnight Ramblers spent spring break in the U.K., making their international debut in London. They performed in Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and other spots around the city. The group is one of only seven collegiate ensembles chosen to appear on the international a cappella compilation album titled Sing Three.   Read more...


March 20
Always Better Lecture Series: Free workshop about advance directives. Whipple Auditorium (2-6424), Medical Center, 4 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (March 19)
"Entrepreneurship 101: Colleges Used to Ignore Their Students' Business Aspirations; Now, They Are Trying to Nurture Them "
Adam Bates, a Simon School graduate student and president of Simon Entrepreneurs, discusses the upcoming launch of his online business and the benefits of campus programs for student entrepreneurs.(Subscription required.)   Read more...

MSNBC (March 16)
"Playing Video Games Improves Eyesight"
"These games push the human visual system to the limits and the brain adapts to it," says lead author Daphne Bavelier, associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences, about research that indicates playing video games can improve certain aspects of vision. "That learning carries over into other activities and possibly everyday life."   Read more...

USA Today (March 19)
"In the Early Solar System, 'Santa' Had a Blast"
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, comments on recent discoveries about the solar system. "We are seeing there is nothing magical about 9 planets, or 12, they come in all shapes and sizes and we are learning more about them every day."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Baltimore Sun (March 15)
"New MBAs Awash in Offers"
"Competition for MBAs from banks such as New York-based Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may push starting-pay packages above last year. . . . It also is prompting universities to crack down on the timing and number of on-campus recruiting events."    Read more...

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