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@Rochester — Nov. 2, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 54°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 58°

In Today's Issue

  • Gleason Library Officially Opens Tonight
  • 'Need to Know' Features Eastman Organ Initiative
  • Researchers Develop New Tool for Child Psychologists
  • River Campus Gallery Takes Part in Art Initiative
  • Concert Spotlights Three Eastman Women Composers
  • Oncologist to Discuss Lymphoma Advances in Webcast
  • Free Smoking Cessation Program
  • Event Highlight: Fine Craft Show
  • Rochester in the News: Medical Center Alzheimer's Research Cited, Mark Zupan on Economic Growth
  • In Higher Ed: Sustainability and Campus Dining

News and Announcements

Gleason Library Officially Opens Tonight
The Gleason Library in Rush Rhees Library opens officially for student use tonight at 6 p.m. Students will have access to the new collaborative study space 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The $5 million renovation project was funded with a grant from the Gleason Foundation.    Read more...

'Need to Know' Features Eastman Organ Initiative
Tonight's episode of WXXI-TV's weekly news program Need to Know features a segment on the organ under construction in Christ Church; the project is part of the Eastman School's Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative. The program is scheduled to air tonight at 9 p.m. and repeat at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, on WXXI-TV 21 (cable channel 11).  

Researchers Develop New Tool for Child Psychologists
University researchers are developing new wireless technologies that will offer an in-depth look at how toddlers deal with stressful situations.    Read more...

River Campus Gallery Takes Part in Citywide Art Initiative
The Gallery at the Art/Music Library in Rush Rhees Library is participating in tonight's First Friday event, a collaboration between nonprofit, university, and commercial art venues in Rochester organized by the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. The initiative showcases area artists and arts institutions by designating the First Friday evening of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. as a community night for experiencing art. More than a dozen venues will participate in tonight's event, and buses will circulate between all participating venues.    Read more...

Concert Spotlights Three Eastman Women Composers
Eastman Composers Sinfonietta will present new works by three Eastman graduate women composers from around the world at 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 in Kilbourn Hall. The Sinfonietta is the only ensemble at Eastman exclusively dedicated to premiering new works by Eastman's up-and-coming graduate composers.   Read more...

Oncologist to Discuss Lymphoma Advances in Webcast
Jonathan Friedberg, a nationally recognized lymphoma specialist, will participate in a live webcast for patients at 3 p.m. Nov. 8. Friedberg is director of hematological malignancies clinical research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.   Read more...

Free Smoking Cessation Program
Well-U and the Smoking Research Program are offering a free smoking cessation program for employees and their spouses. The lunch-hour classes meet every Tuesday for four weeks beginning Nov. 13 in the Medical Center (ACF- D 2-1359). Online registration is requested.   

Events

Nov. 3 and 4
Memorial Art Gallery Fine Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

BBC News, UK (Nov. 1)
"Alzheimer's Cold Sore Virus Link "
Medical Center Alzheimer's research is cited in a story on the links between the degenerative disease and the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 1)
"Vexed Economy Had Hot Summer"
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, says the summer's brisk economic growth was "more positive than expected in light of what is happening with the mortgage markets and oil prices."    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 1)
"Campus Food From Around the Corner"
As part of the growing interest in sustainability, colleges and student groups are buying more locally grown food.   Read more...

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