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@Rochester — Oct. 24, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Few Showers, High 58°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 58°

In Today's Issue

  • $2 Million Gift Establishes Center for Optical Design & Engineering
  • Celia Applegate Wins International Book Award
  • David Williams Honored for Understanding and Improving Vision
  • Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Sondheim's A Little Night Music
  • Lecture and Panel Examine Muslim-Hindu Relations in Delhi
  • Festival Planned in Memory of Alfred Mann
  • Event Highlight: German Expressionism Exhibit
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Pichichero Discusses Drug-Resistant Microbes, University Study on Fish Consumption Cited
  • In Higher Ed: Student Aid and Rising Costs

News and Announcements

$2 Million Gift Establishes Center for Optical Design & Engineering
The Institute of Optics has announced the creation of the Robert E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design & Engineering. Made possible by a $2 million gift from former Corning Tropel Corporation CEO John Bruning, the new center celebrates the achievements of Professor Emeritus Robert E. Hopkins, director of the Institute from 1954 to 1965, and widely revered as the "father of optical engineering."   Read more...

Celia Applegate Wins International Book Award
Celia Applegate, associate professor of history, has received The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) 2007 Book Prize from the German Studies Association for her work Bach in Berlin.    Read more...

David Williams Honored for Understanding and Improving Vision
David Williams, William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and director of the Center for Visual Science, has won the 2007 Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science, awarded each year by the Jewish Guild for the Blind.    Read more...

Eastman Opera Theatre Presents Sondheim's A Little Night Music
Eastman Opera Theatre brings Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music to the Kilbourn Hall stage beginning Nov. 1.    Read more...

Lecture and Panel Examine Muslim-Hindu Relations in Delhi
As part of the Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures, Johns Hopkins anthropologist Veena Das explores the relationship between Muslims and Hindus in Delhi, India, at 7 p.m. today, followed by an Oct. 25 panel discussion. Both events are in Rush Rhees Library.    Read more...

Festival Planned in Memory of Alfred Mann
Concerts, lectures, and a tour of historic St. Michael's Church highlight a Nov. 15 to 18 festival devoted to the life and work of Alfred Mann, the late Eastman professor and scholar.    Read more...

Events

Through Oct. 28
German Expressionism Exhibit: Final week. Memorial Art Gallery.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Newsday (Oct. 22)
"Drug-Resistant MRSA Developing into Medical Crisis"
Michael Pichichero, professor of microbiology, immunology and pediatrics, comments on the "major health crisis" caused by the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.   Read more...

Washington Post (Oct. 23)
"Consumer Challenge: Making Head or Tail of Fish and Mercury"
A review of recent research on the question of whether it's safe to eat fish containing low levels of mercury cites a University study that found no links between increased fish consumption and adverse affects.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 23)
"Student Aid Has Gained, but College Costs Have Risen Faster, Surveys Find"
"Financial aid to college students has increased by 82 percent over the past decade but still falls short of covering the average price of a college education, according to two new surveys from the College Board."   Read more...

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