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@Rochester — May 2, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High 59°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 61°

In Today's Issue

  • Chemists Awarded $3.3 Million to Study Basics of Life
  • Series Ends with Sounds of Bali
  • Exhibit Explores Flowers in Art
  • Concert, Presentation Highlight Organ Restoration Project
  • Preview Commencement 2007
  • Event Highlight: Carillon Recital
  • Rochester in the News: Kim Kowalke on Broadway Show, Anne Francis on the Economics of Vaccines
  • In Higher Ed: Admissions and Rejection Letters

News and Announcements

NIH Awards Two Chemists $3.3 Million to Study Basics of Life
Two chemists at the University have received more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study some of the most basic properties of how key molecules behave in organisms.   Read more...

World Music Series Concludes with Sounds of Bali
The Eastman School concludes its 2006-07 World Music Series on Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall with a performance by the school's own Gamelan Lila Muni.   Read more...

Exhibit Explores Flowers in Art
In time for spring, a new exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery explores the many ways artists and writers have used flowers to embody concepts of beauty, vigor, life, death, and rebirth.    Read more...

Concert, Presentation Highlight Organ Restoration Project
Bogna McGarrigle, a graduate student at the Eastman School and the Kraków Academy of Music, will perform both Baroque and modern organ works on Saturday, May 5, at St. Stanislaus Church in Rochester. The event also will feature a presentation on the Eastman School's restoration of the historic Casparini organ in Vilnius, Lithuania.   Read more...

Preview Commencement 2007
Get the latest updates on 2007 Commencement ceremonies online.   Read more...


May 2
Carillon Recital: Final performance of the series. Eastman Quadrangle. Noon.  

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Rochester in the News

NPR Weekend Edition (April 29)
"Making 'LoveMusik' with Weill and Lenya"
Kim Kowalke, the Richard S. Turner Professor in Humanities and a professor of musicology at the Eastman School, discusses the Broadway show LoveMusik that opens May 3. The show is based on a book of letters that Kowalke edited about composer Kurt Weill and his wife Lotte Lenya.   Read more...

Washington Post (May 1)
"Who Gets Stuck?"
Anne Francis, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, comments on how the economics of providing vaccines has changed dramatically in the past two decades.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Washington Post (May 1)
"At First They Flirt, Then Colleges Crush"
"For admissions officers who have spent months recruiting the most talented students, April can be like a bad breakup. . . . This year, the most selective universities sent out more rejection letters than ever."   Read more...

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