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@Rochester — May 3, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 63°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 63°

In Today's Issue

  • Professor Named to AAAS
  • Concert Honors Eastman Professor Emeritus
  • Rochester Youth Show Passion for the Community
  • Warner Professor Discusses International Education at Film Fest
  • Event Highlight: Lecture at Memorial Art Gallery
  • Sports Buzz: Softball, Baseball, Track
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Harrison on Reducing Diabetes Risk, Emil Homerin on Donations for Mosques
  • In Higher Ed: Faith on Campus

News and Announcements

Professor Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Richard G. Niemi, Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his well-respected work on voting behavior and civic education.    Read more...

Eastman Will Honor Professor Emeritus with a Special Concert
Eastman professor emeritus Verne Reynolds celebrated his 80th birthday in July 2006, and the school at which he taught for 36 years is paying tribute to him with a special concert on May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.    Read more...

Rochester Youth Show Passion for the Community
A team of 18 youth researchers from the RASA Youth Impact! Program will present their community-based research projects on drug prevention, youth curfew, job availability, and other issues affecting teens on Wednesday, May 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Read more...

Warner Professor Discusses International Education at Film Fest
Ann Monroe-Baillargeon, assistant professor in the teaching and curriculum program at the Warner School, will be one of the local education experts, joined by PBS film producer Tamara Rosenberg, leading a discussion on international education at the first Genesee Independent Film Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.   Read more...


May 3
What's Up Lecture: Memorial Art Gallery. 5:30 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Softball: The Yellowjackets end their regular season at home hosting Union College in a doubleheader on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Baseball: The team plays its final regular season game in a doubleheader at St. John Fisher on Friday at 1 p.m.

Men's and Women's Track: The NYSCTC championships get under way this weekend at SUNY Brockport.

Yellowjacket sports:

Rochester in the News

NPR (May 1)
"Reducing the Risk of Diabetes"
Robert Harrison, professor of medicine emeritus, talks with Farai Chideya about practical steps individuals can take to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (May 2)
"Dreams of a Grand Mosque"
Emil Homerin, professor of religion, comments on local and foreign donations to support construction of mosques in the United States.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (May 2)
"Matters of Faith Find a New Prominence on Campus"
"Across the country chaplains, professors and administrators say students are drawn to religion and spirituality with more fervor than at any time they can remember."   Read more...

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