University of Rochester

@Rochester — March 28, 2007

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 48°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 52°

In Today's Issue

  • Goergen Award Nominations Due April 20
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner Named Visiting Professor at Eastman
  • Reading of King's Anti-War Sermon
  • Gail Norris to Direct College Tech Transfer Office
  • Discussion about Politics and Universal Health Care
  • Warner Teams Up for Teen Poetry Slam
  • Summer Fitness Camp for Kids
  • Event Highlight: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-Making Drive
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Noble on Funding for Stem Cell Research, Annie Heckel on Community-Supported Agriculture
  • In Higher Ed: Minority Women Mentors

News and Announcements

Goergen Award Nominations Due April 20
The College has extended the deadline for 2007 Goergen Award nominations to April 20. All nominations should be submitted to Dean of the College Richard Feldman, 317 Lattimore Hall. Direct questions to Myra Henry at 273-5001. The awards are given each fall to recognize contributions to undergraduate education in the College.   Read more...

Pulitzer Prize Winner Named Visiting Professor at Eastman
The Eastman School announces its first Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky, who will be in residence at the school until April 21.    Read more...

Reading Commemorates Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Anti-War Sermon
Forty years after it was first given, Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" will be remembered and recreated in a special event featuring a collective reading by faculty, staff, and students on Wednesday, April 4, in the Interfaith Chapel.   Read more...

Gail Norris Named Director of College Office of Technology Transfer
Gail Norris has been chosen to direct the College Office of Technology Transfer. As director, Norris will develop strategies for the licensing and commercialization of intellectual property developed at the University, as well as foster corporate collaborations and assist in the establishment of start-up companies which use technology developed at the University.   Read more...

Yale Professor to Discuss Politics and Universal Health Care
Theodore Marmor, professor of public management and political science at Yale University, will deliver the 15th annual Saward-Berg lecture on Friday, April 6, at the Medical Center. His topic will be "The Quest for Universal Health Care: Understanding that Struggle in American Politics."   Read more...

Teens Showcase Local Creative Talent at Poetry Slam Finals
The Rochester Teen Poetry Slam Finals on March 31 is part of a collaborative effort between the Warner School and performance poet Reenah L. Golden to bring "Rethinking English: Spoken Word Poetry in Urban High School Classrooms" to the School of the Arts, Wilson Magnet, Edison, and Writers & Books.   Read more...

Fitness Camp Offers Healthy Summer Activities for Kids
The Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center (G-5680) is offering a Fun Fitness Camp for children ages 7 to 12 from June 25 to August 24. The camp is New York State certified and includes field trips and a variety of sports-related activities. Call 275-2706 for information or to obtain a registration packet.    Read more...


March 29
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-Making Drive: Volunteers welcome. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

The Scientist (March 26)
"Stem Cell Funding in the NY Pipeline"
"As scientists, the major thing we need is support for research," says Mark Noble, professor of genetics, about proposed New York State funding for stem cell research.   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 27)
"Consumers Going Back to the Land"
Graduate student Annie Heckel comments on community-supported agriculture: "My husband and I both grew up in rural areas. Our families had gardens or our neighbors did, so we were used to the big vegetable network. We didn't have that in Rochester, so we wanted to find a connection back to the farming community."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Insider Higher Ed (March 27)
"Sister Mentors"
"Minority women pursuing their Ph.D.'s mentor one another and young girls to keep the pipeline open at all levels."   Read more...

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