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@Rochester — Nov. 29, 2007


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Rain/Snow/Wind, High 42°
Tomorrow: Flurries/Lake Snow, High 35°

In Today's Issue

  • Former Simon Dean Predicts 'Sluggish' Economic Growth
  • An Eastman Scholar in Italy
  • Teachers Bring Writing Skills Back to the Classroom
  • Reminder: Gifts for the Giving
  • Event Highlight: Choral Concert
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball at Home, Swimming Championships, Senior Sets Sights on Bowl Game
  • Rochester in the News: Catherine Lyons on the Caregiver Experience
  • In Higher Ed: Blurring the Line Between a College Application and a Slick Sales Pitch

News and Announcements

Charles Plosser Predicts 'Sluggish' Economic Growth
Former Simon School Dean Charles Plosser, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, delivered the 29th annual Economic Seminar in Rochester on Nov. 27. The event was cosponsored by the Simon School. "Over the next several quarters I expect the economy to experience somewhat sluggish growth, primarily due to weakness in residential construction," said Plosser. "But I anticipate that by mid-2008, economic activity will be returning to near trend growth. Of course the devil is in the details." (The address was reported widely, including by CNN Money, Houston Chronicle, and Forbes.)   Read more...

An Eastman Scholar in Italy
Professor Patrick Macey, scholar of Medieval and Renaissance music and chair of Eastman's musicology department, recently traveled to Bologna, Italy, to take part in an international conference on women and spirituality in the early middle ages and early modern period that brought together historians, theologians, and other scholars.   Read more...

Teachers Bring Summer Institute Writing Skills Back to the Classroom
A group of 16 teachers, representing a wide range of area schools and disciplines, who participated in the Warner School's Genesee Valley Writing Project have taken what they learned back to the classroom to help students improve their writing abilities.   Read more...

Reminder: Gifts for the Giving
Help make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need by contributing to the Gifts for the Giving Project organized by the Interfaith Chapel communities, the Religious Roundtable, and other area groups. Drop off gifts or monetary contributions to Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons, Dec. 3 to 5, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., or to the Interfaith Chapel Office, room 211, by the morning of Dec. 6. For more information and gift suggestions, contact,, or call 275-4321.  


Friday, Nov. 30
gleeclubChoral Concert: Featuring the University Chamber Singers, Men's Glee Club, and Women's Chorus. Interfaith Chapel. 8 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Basketball: The undefeated men's team hosts Carnegie Mellon on Saturday at 2 p.m. The women's team, coming off a win against Ithaca, travels to William Smith College on Tuesday.

Football's Bielecki an Alternate for Aztec Bowl: Senior running back Matt Bielecki has been named as an alternate to the United States roster for the 2007 Aztec Bowl, an all-star football game for Division III college players.

Swimming: The men's and women's teams compete in the Liberty League Championships at Union College on Friday and Saturday.

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Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (November 28)
"More Resources Help Caregivers Help Themselves"
Catherine Lyons, associate director of clinical services at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, says first-hand accounts can help medical staff understand the challenges family caregivers face.    Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Nov. 28)
"Blurring the Line Between a College Application and a Slick Sales Pitch"
"Branding is a buzzword among corporations, and colleges, too, are desperate to distinguish themselves. And so the philosophy—some might call it an affliction—has filtered down to those applying to the most selective colleges."   Read more...

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