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@Rochester — Nov. 13, 2007


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Partly Cloudy, High 55°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 59°

In Today's Issue

  • Mechanical Engineer Elected as Fellow of AAAS
  • Eastman's 'Gift of Music' Concert
  • Pending Patent Reform Legislation
  • Reminder: Flu Shot Clinics
  • Brunch and Beowulf
  • Event Highlight: Lecture by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Pichichero's Work on 'Superbug' Cited; Judy Todd Manly on Keeping Kids Safe
  • In Higher Ed: Cost of College a Bipartisan Concern

News and Announcements

Mechanical Engineer Elected as Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
John Thomas, professor of mechanical and aerospace sciences and of astronomy, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS elected Thomas for his career of elucidating the physics of the sun and other stars, and for the impact he has made on astrophysics as editor of astrophysical journals.    Read more...

Eastman Presents 'Gift of Music' Concert
Using the "prism concert" format, in which groups perform in uninterrupted succession in different locations around the concert hall, Eastman vocal and instrumental ensembles will offer an array of musical styles during "The Gift of Music: A Prism Concert" on Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre.    Read more...

Learn about Pending Patent Reform Legislation
Join the Office of Technology Transfer in the latest installment of the F.I.R.E. (For Inventors, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs) Series on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room. The session will explore patent reform legislation now pending before Congress and possible ways in which research institutions may benefit.   Read more...

Reminder: Flu Shot Clinics
The University is offering a series of flu shot clinics to faculty, staff, and spouses this week and next. There is no cost for those enrolled in the University health care plans. View details and a schedule online.   

Brunch and Beowulf
Enjoy brunch and a discussion of Beowulf adaptations, including a new feature film, led by Sarah Higley, associate professor of English, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at noon in Rush Rhees Library. Faculty, staff, and students are also invited to join the Medieval Society for a viewing of the new Beowulf film. For transportation details, contact or meet at the Cinemark Tinseltown USA on Saturday, Nov. 17, for the 7:30 p.m. show.   


Nov. 15
Lecture by Angel Rodriguez-Diaz: An illustrated talk by the Puerto Rican artist. Memorial Art Gallery. 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

CTV, Canada (Nov. 9)
"Ontario to Issue 'Superbug' Alert to Doctors"
Research by Michael Pichichero, professor of microbiology, immunology and pediatrics, on a new "superbug" is cited in an article on what appears to be Canada's first case of the drug-resistant meningitis.   Read more...

News10 Now, New York (Nov. 10)
"Parents Keep Watchful Eye in Dangerous World"
Jody Todd Manly, clinical director of the University's Mt. Hope Family Center, discusses a national study showing that about 20 percent of children are kept inside because of dangers in their neighborhood. "For a lot of families, they do try and be protective of their kids so the kids are not witnessing drug deals on the corner or they're not witnessing violent outbursts that might occur in their community."    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 12)
"Cost of College a Bipartisan Concern"
House Democrats introduced on Friday a 747-page Higher Education Act bill that would shame institutions that raise prices sharply and expand the federal role in higher education into such areas as textbook prices and technology policies.   Read more...

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