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@Rochester — Nov. 5, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Simon School Receives $5.4 Million in Major Gifts
  • Warner School Offers Scholarships for Science Teachers
  • Eastman Presents St. Hubert's Day Concert
  • Screening: Whose Children Are These?
  • Remembering Gerald Rubenstein
  • University of Rochester Sophomores Honored by Phi Beta Kappa
  • Acclaimed Novelist Speaks on Distortion of Memory
  • Event Highlight: The Impact of the Business of Books on the Literature of the Americas
  • Rochester in the News: Universitiy's Doctorate in Visual Arts Cited
  • In Higher Ed: More Colleges Eliminate Debt for Students

News and Announcements

Simon School Receives $5.4 Million in Major Gifts
Dean Mark Zupan has announced five major gifts totaling $5.4 million that will help shape the future of the Simon Graduate School of Business.   Read more...

Warner School Offers Scholarships for Science Teachers
The Warner School is offering 30 full-tuition scholarships to highly-qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals considering a career change to teaching. An information session about the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program will be held Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library. RSVP to admissions@warner.rochester.edu or (585) 275-3950.   

Eastman Presents St. Hubert's Day Concert
The Eastman Horn Choir, under the direction of Peter Kurau, associate professor of horn, will commemorate the feast day of St. Hubert with two concerts: Nov. 4 at St. Andrew's Church at 3 p.m. and Nov. 11 at Kilbourn Hall at 7 p.m.    Read more...

Screening: Whose Children Are These?
Theresa Thanjan '94, award-winning filmmaker and activist, screens her documentary Whose Children Are These? which follows three Muslim teenagers as they struggle with increased domestic securities measures introduced after Sept. 11, 2001. The Nov. 8 event is in Rush Rhees Library at 5 p.m.    Read more...

Remembering Gerald Rubenstein
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a celebration of the life of Gerald Rubenstein '70, a longtime faculty member of psychology and counseling who died in August. The service is Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel, followed by a reception. Parking is available at the Alumni Center, 300 East River Road, with shuttle service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Call 276-3986 if special parking is needed.   

University of Rochester Sophomores Honored by Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honorary society, along with the deans of the College, have selected 16 sophomores to receive the prestigious Iota Book Award in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments during the 2006-07 year.    Read more...

Acclaimed Novelist Speaks on Distortion of Memory
Acclaimed novelist Maryse Condé will discuss erased memory or "memoiré ratureé," a concept that refers to the damage wrought by colonization on the minds of the Caribbean people. Condé, professor emerita in the Department of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University, will speak Nov. 14 in Wilson Commons at 5 p.m.   Read more...

Events

Nov. 5
The Impact of the Business of Books on the Literature of the Americas: A roundtable discussion sponsored by Open Press, the University's new literary translation publisher, and "Reimagining the Americas," a Humanities Project. Schlegel Hall, 309. 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reception follows.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 2)
"How Educated Must an Artist Be?"
The University is cited as one of the institutions that offers a Ph.D. in visual arts—a degree the article says more and more schools are requiring of their arts faculty, in addition to the M.F.A.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 2)
"Williams Drops Loans and Wesleyan Curbs Them"
Two more private schools join the movement to eliminate debt for all students, and Davidson College, which did so in the spring, reports positive results.    Read more...

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