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@Rochester — Nov. 28, 2007

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Partly Sunny, High 38°
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In Today's Issue

  • Andrew Young to Deliver MLK Address
  • Kids Pit Robot Against Robot in Giant Lego Competition
  • Symphony Orchestra Performs Dec. 8
  • Simon School's Secret Santa Program Returns
  • Winners of Annual Voice Competition Announced
  • Event Highlight: The Gift of Music/A Prism Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Steven Goldman on Recent Stem Cell Discovery,
  • In Higher Ed: When E-Mail Is Outsourced

News and Announcements

newmascotneedsanameAndrew Young to Deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address
Andrew Young, business leader and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will deliver the University's Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Young was a top aide to King during the inception of America's civil rights movement. His talk, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, in Strong Auditorium is free and open to the public.    Read more...

Kids Pit Robot Against Robot in Giant Lego Competition
More than 700 boys and girls ages 9 to 14 will build and race Lego robots in the third annual Finger Lakes First Lego League Tournament Series from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Palestra. Those interested in serving as a volunteer or becoming a sponsor should contact Monique Nikki Terry at 275-9082 or mterry@ur.rochester.edu.    Read more...

Symphony Orchestra Performs Dec. 8
The University Symphony Orchestra, directed by David Harman, professor of music and director of orchestral activities, performs Saturday, Dec. 8, in Strong Auditorium at 8 p.m.   Read more...

Simon School's Secret Santa Program Returns
The Simon School is holding its 15th annual Secret Santa Program Thursday, Dec. 6, to benefit needy children in Rochester's South Wedge neighborhood.    Read more...

Winners of Annual Voice Competition Announced
Eastman School students Evan Jones, Julia Cramer, and Quinn Patrick were named the winners of this year's Friends of Eastman Opera voice competition, held in Kilbourn Hall.   Read more...

Events

Nov. 29
The Gift of Music/A Prism Concert: Special performance by Eastman ensembles. Eastman Theatre. 9 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

New York Times (November 27)
"After Stem-Cell Breakthrough, the Work Begins "
Steven Goldman, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and pediatrics, comments on the recent announcement by scientists in Japan and Wisconsin, who reported they could turn human skin cells into cells that behave like embryonic stem cells. The transplanted cells must be very pure, says Goldman, because any remnants of the original stem cells might turn into tumors.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 27)
"When E-Mail Is Outsourced"
"In the world of e-mail, outsourcing means two things: Google or Microsoft. Both have been marketing Web-based messaging services to small businesses, nonprofits and other groups, and they've focused more intensely on the higher education market over the past year. Besides services that are completely free and interfaces that are familiar to students, they offer a wide array of features, tools that let people collaborate in real time—and of course, the cool factor."   Read more...

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