University of Rochester

@Rochester — Sept. 10, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 74°
Tomorrow: Chance of Showers, High 71°

In Today's Issue

  • Important Announcement from Eastman This Afternoon
  • Power Outage Update
  • Judge G. Robert Witmer Sr. (1904-2007)
  • Visiting Nurse Service Hosts Wound Symposium
  • Rock Band Guster Performs Oct. 5
  • Men's Glee Club Today
  • Event Highlight: Communication Skills Workshop Begins
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Noble Discusses 'Chemobrain,' Student Co-op Housing Part of National Trend
  • In Higher Ed: Pell Grant Increase On the Way

News and Announcements

Important Announcement from Eastman This Afternoon
Eastman School of Music Dean Douglas Lowry is making an important announcement this afternoon. Staff and faculty are invited to the press conference at 2:30 p.m. in the "K-1 Parking Lot" at the corner of Swan and Main Streets.   

Power Outage Update
All electrical services are working on the River Campus after a power outage that occurred on Saturday evening, Sept. 8. The breakdown affected almost all academic and residential buildings. The point of failure was at a power switch. Computer equipment on the River Campus may have turned off abruptly when power was interrupted. If rebooting your computer or turning other equipment off and back on does not help, please contact your department's computer liaison or contact University IT at 275-2000.  

Judge G. Robert Witmer Sr. (1904-2007)
President Seligman paid tribute to the Honorable G. Robert Witmer Sr., a member of the Class of 1926 and one of Rochester's oldest alumni, who died Thursday. "He was a truly wonderful man, who was a great jurist, the patriarch of an extraordinary family, a husband, father, grandfather, an alumnus, and a friend whom all of us can only admire. Friederike and I were deeply honored to have dedicated the Witmer House to Judge Witmer and his late wife, Marian, last year. His charm, wit, and eloquence will stay with us always. My heart goes out to our Board Chairman Bob Witmer '59 and his family. His dad was a model to all of us." An obituary for Judge Witmer was published in Saturday's Democrat and Chronicle.  

Visiting Nurse Service Hosts Wound Symposium
Learn about evidence-based principles of wound healing during the Visiting Nurse Service's Wound Symposium on Thursday, Sept. 20. Keynote speaker is surgeon and healing expert S. Kwon Lee. Register at   Read more...

Rock Band Guster Performs Oct. 5
The pop/rock/folk band Guster will bring its alternative music to the Alexander Palestra in the Goergen Athletic Center on Oct. 5.   Read more...

Men's Glee Club Rehearsal Today
Students and experienced musicians in the Rochester area are welcome to attend the regular rehearsal of the Men's Glee Club from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in Lander Auditorium. No formal audition required.    Read more...


Sept. 10
Communication Skills Workshop Begins: Nesbit Computer Room (G-7545), Miner Library, Medical Center. Noon.  

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Rochester in the News

Monterey County Herald, California (Sept. 7)
"'Chemobrain' Getting More Respect"
Mark Noble, professor of genetics, talks about recent Medical Center studies that indicate three common chemotherapy drugs are toxic to certain brain cells, contributing to a cognitive impairment known as "chemobrain." "This is a problem to be taken seriously," Noble notes.    Read more...

US News & World Report (Sept. 6)
"Abandoning Pricey Dorms for Cheap Co-op Housing"
A story on the growing popularity among college students for alternatives to on-campus housing cites Rochester's EcoHouse as an example of off-campus, co-op housing.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 22)
"Pell Grant Increase On the Way"
"On Thursday, the U.S. Education Department said that President Bush would sign, not veto, compromise budget reconciliation legislation that will squeeze $22 billion out of federal subsidies for student loan providers and direct the proceeds to increase the maximum Pell Grant to $5,400 and cut the interest rate in half over five years."   Read more...

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