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@Rochester — Nov. 27, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers/Wind, High 37°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 38°

In Today's Issue

  • Talk on the 2008 Presidential Election
  • Angier Bingham Dance Performance
  • Holiday Events Help Children's Hospital
  • Chorus and Wind Ensemble Perform
  • Event Highlight: Happier Exhibit on View
  • Rochester in the News: Arun Gandhi on Materialism
  • In Higher Ed: Success of Living-Learning Program for Undergraduates

News and Announcements

Political Scientists Discuss the 2008 Presidential Election
On the eve of the presidential primary season, political science professors Gerald Gamm and David Primo assess the ongoing race, examining the strengths and weaknesses of candidates and the implications of changes in the primary calendar. The free talk is Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library. A dessert reception follows. Register online or by phone at 273-5888.   

Dancers to Perform Duet on Dec. 7
D. Chase Angier and Robert Bingham from Alfred University will perform Regardless, a series of duets that illustrate a stormy and complicated relationship, on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Spurrier Dance Studio. Tickets are available online and at the Common Market. For details, contact the Program of Movement and Dance at 273-5150.   

Holiday Events Help Children's Hospital
Whether you're a band groupie, basketball fan, or just need your yearly Nutcracker fix, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate the holidays while also supporting the Golisano Children's Hospital.    Read more...

Chorus and Wind Ensemble Present Bruckner's Mass in E Minor
The Eastman-Rochester Chorus and the Eastman Wind Ensemble will present two December performances of Anton Bruckner's Mass in E Minor.    Read more...


Nov. 28
Happier: Exhibit at the Art & Music Gallery, Rush Rhees Library. Through Dec. 28.  

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Rochester in the News

The Washington Post (Nov. 24)
"Materialism Is Weakening Families"
Arun Gandhi, president and cofounder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at the University, shares his insights into why many family gatherings today are often fraught with tension and conflict. "In a capitalist/materialist world, everyone has become selfish and self-centered. We pass this message to children when we exhort them to be successful in life by any means possible."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Education (Nov. 26)
"How, Then, Shall We Learn?"
One college expands its first-year living-learning program to the entire freshman class after finding that students who previously participated in the program were more engaged than their peers, earned higher grades, assumed leadership positions at higher rates, and were involved with fewer disciplinary cases and alcohol-related incidents.   Read more...

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