University of Rochester

@Rochester — March 26, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High 64°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 62°

In Today's Issue

  • United Way Campaign Continues
  • Nutritional Supplement and Parkinson's
  • Steve Reich Visits Eastman
  • Repair Work Near Anderson Tower
  • Women, Entrepreneurship in Hip-Hop
  • State of the Students' Association Address
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Rochester in the News: Common Chemicals and Obesity, Maria Schneider's Music
  • In Higher Ed: Cuomo Takes on Lenders

News and Announcements

United Way Campaign Continues
More than $700,000 has been raised during this year's United Way Campaign. Consider making a donation to help the University reach its $1.3 million fundraising goal.   Read more...

New Parkinson's Study Focuses on Nutritional Supplement
Medical Center researchers are leading one of the largest clinical trials ever for Parkinson's disease. The study, which will examine whether or not creatine can slow the progression of the disease, is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.   Read more...

Steve Reich Visits Eastman for Concert, Symposium
One of America's most respected and popular composers, Steve Reich, will visit the Eastman School on March 31, as part of Reich's worldwide 70th-birthday celebrations.   Read more...

Repair Work Planned Near Anderson Tower
Excavation work near Anderson Tower and Founders Court will continue from March 26 through March 31. Expect noise from heavy excavating equipment and avoid areas protected by orange construction fence. Direct questions to Mark Miller at 273-5504.   

Symposium Explores Issues of Women, Entrepreneurship in Hip-Hop
Bakari Kitwana '88, '90 (MA), a prominent author and cultural critic, will host a symposium on hip-hop culture featuring influential scholars and leaders in the study of African-American popular culture from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 31 in Hoyt Auditorium.    Read more...

State of the Students' Association Address
Students' Association (SA) president Alex Pearlman '07 and vice president Marquis Harrison '07 will deliver their annual address on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. The address is open to all faculty, staff, and students.  


March 26
Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra: Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Globe and Mail (March 23)
"Belly-Fat Blues: Why Chemicals in Soap, Plastics May Be a Factor"
"Something is going on out there . . . and it is most likely related to some kind of exposure," says lead author Richard Stahlhut, a resident in preventive medicine, about Medical Center research that links a common chemical to obesity in men.   Read more...

All About Jazz (March 19)
"Maria Schneider: Fantasies Come True"
Eastman alumna Maria Schneider '85E (MM) is profiled. "I always say music is just an expression of life. If you don't have an interesting life and a life full of passion and interests other than music, you have nothing to say in your music. It doesn't matter how many hours you spend in the practice room. Music is just a means to express something else," says Schneider.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 23)
"Taking on Lenders and Colleges"
"New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo revved up his campaign Thursday against what he just last week termed the 'unholy alliance' between colleges and lenders."   Read more...

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