University of Rochester

@Rochester — Sept. 11, 2007


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Showers, High 73°
Tomorrow: Scattered Showers, 68°

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman School Announces Addition of New Wing
  • Humanities Project Showcases Interdisciplinary Works
  • Conference on Sport-Related Concussion
  • Try a Fitness Class for Free
  • Understanding the Retirement Program
  • Gospel Choir Today
  • Event Highlight: Artist's Reception
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Zupan Discusses Importance of MBAs, President Seligman Points to University's Local Economic Role, Economist Hersh Shefrin on the Development of Behavioral Finance
  • In Higher Ed: Presidents of 19 Colleges Express Concern about Ranking

News and Announcements

Eastman School Announces Addition of New Wing
New Eastman Theatre wingAided by a new $5 million grant from New York State, the Eastman School yesterday announced plans to construct a $35 million addition to the Eastman Theatre. The new wing will include a 200-seat recital hall, teaching studios, a recording studio, and facilities for backstage support. (At left: Artist's rendering of the exterior of the new addition. Credit: Chaintreuil, Jensen, Stark Architects.)   Read more...

Humanities Project Hosts Interdisciplinary Works
Humanities faculty will showcase dozens of lectures, films, conferences, and more during the coming months as part of the Humanities Project. All events are listed online and most are free.    Read more...

Recognition and Management of Sport-Related Concussion
Learn about innovative techniques for diagnosing and managing sport-related concussions during this University Sports Medicine conference on Sept. 14. For more information, call 275-4392 or visit   

Open House for Fitness Classes
Nonmembers of the Fitness & Wellness Center are invited to try selected classes for free beginning Sept. 12.    Read more...

Understanding the Retirement Program
In addition to an overview of the University's Retirement Program, this session includes a basic primer on investing. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Medical Center.    Read more...

Gospel Choir Today
Students and experienced musicians in the Rochester area are welcome to attend the regular rehearsal of the Gospel Choir from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Wilson Commons.    Read more...


Sept. 11
Artist's Reception: Twelve Days in August. Gallery at the Art & Music Library, Rush Rhees Library. 5 to 7 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

The Times, United Kingdom (Sept. 6)
"Big Names with a Heavyweight Punch"
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, discusses the importance of MBA training in the United States, citing examples of Simon graduates in prominent business, government, and nonprofit positions.    Read more...

WHAM TV, ABC (Sept. 8)
"City's Top Employer Plans To Benefit Further"
President Joel Seligman discusses the University's role in Rochester's economic transformation: "It's not a smokestack industry. It's knowledge-based industry, and that's what the 21st century is going to be about."   Read more...

San Francisco Chronicle (Sept. 9)
"Hersh Shefrin Aims to Make Behavioral Finance the Only Kind That Matters"
Santa Clara University Economist Hersh Shefrin discusses his early work at Rochester incorporating academic psychology into the study of finance, a novel approach now known as behavioral finance.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 10)
"Presidents of 19 Top-Ranked Liberal-Arts Colleges Warn of 'Inevitable Biases' in Rankings"
"On Friday, the presidents of 19 highly ranked liberal-arts colleges released a joint statement saying they were concerned about the 'inevitable biases' in rankings formulas, and that rankings contribute to the 'admissions frenzy.'"   Read more...

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