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@Rochester — Nov. 6, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: Henry Kyburg Dies
  • Men's Soccer Wins UAA Title and NCAA Bid
  • Sex Differences in the Brain
  • Lecture by Debra Castillo on 'American (Visa) Dreams'
  • Free Depression Screenings Today
  • Reminder: Flu Shot Clinic at the Eastman School
  • Event Highlight: Reception/The Animal Project
  • Rochester in the News: University Program to Help City Students, David Primo on the Role of Money in Elections
  • In Higher Ed: Growth of Study Abroad

Special Message

Professor of Philosophy and Computer Science Henry Kyburg Dies
Henry Kyburg Jr., a renowned and respected professor of philosophy and computer science, died of acute pancreatitis on Oct. 30 at the age of 79 at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was well known for his cutting-edge studies of uncertain interference, which is the human process of reaching conclusions, and data mining, the process by which computers search for information in data or draw conclusions from it. The University flag on the Eastman Quadrangle will fly at half-mast today in his memory.  Read more...

News and Announcements

Men's Soccer Wins UAA Title and NCAA Bid
The men’s soccer team has received a bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs and taken the UAA title with the Nov. 3 victory over eighth-ranked Case Western Reserve. It will be Rochester’s third straight playoff appearance and its second UAA title in the last three years.   Read more...

Worms Take the Sniff Test to Reveal Sex Differences in Brain
Buttery popcorn or fresh green vegetables? Your answer tells a lot about you. Now, University scientists say that the way that thousands of tiny worms have answered that question likely reveals a lot about you and your brain, too.   Read more...

Lecture by Debra Castillo on 'American (Visa) Dreams'
Cornell Professor Debra A. Castillo examines several films from Spanish America and the Philippines in her lecture "American (Visa) Dreams" on Nov. 8 in Rush Rhees Library at 5 p.m.    Read more...

Free Depression Screenings Today
The Strong Employee Assistance Program is sponsoring free and anonymous depression screenings for University faculty and staff today. The check-ups run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Six Nations Cafeteria at the Medical Center and from noon to 3 p.m. in Wilson Commons, 121. Call 475-0432 for details.  

Eastman Hosts Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday
University Health Service is sponsoring a flu shot clinic at the Eastman School for students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Cominsky Promenade. 


Nov. 6
Reception/The Animal Project: This exhibition explores people's attraction to and discomfort with animals. An animal rehabilitator will be on hand with her animals during the reception. Sage Art Center. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 9.  

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 5)
"Grant to Help College-Bound City Students"
About 100 Rochester City School District students will get help preparing for college and for math and science careers through an Upward Bound program at the University.    Read more...

R News (Nove. 4)
"Money and the Political Process"
"It's often said that money won't win you an election, but it's very hard to win an election without money," says David Primo, assistant professor of political science, in an article on spending in the upcoming elections.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (Nov. 4)
"The Foreign Legions"
"International exposure, whether study, volunteer work or internship, has become a must-have credential. With the new demand—the number studying abroad is twice that of eight years ago—what was once an add-on has become big business. About 6,000 programs send students to more than 100 countries."   Read more...

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