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@Rochester — Sept. 20, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 78°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 83°

In Today's Issue

  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Studied at Medical Center
  • Communications Symposium for Employees Oct. 8
  • Talk-and-Film Series on Presidential Campaign Begins Today
  • Hans Davidsson and Joel Speerstra Talk on the Pipe Organ
  • Explore Catholic and Orthodox Traditions
  • Event Highlight: Edward Blum Talk on Race and Religion
  • Sports Buzz: Volleyball, Tennis, Football, Field Hockey, Soccer
  • Rochester in the News: Joel Seligman Discusses "Crusading" Lawyer's Impact on Class Action Litigation, Selected Local and National Coverage of the University
  • In Higher Ed: Colleges Look for Conflicts of Interest

News and Announcements

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Studied at Medical Center
The Medical Center has been chosen as one of four national sites to monitor the effectiveness of the new cervical cancer vaccine.    Read more...

Communications Symposium for Employees Oct. 8
University employees are invited to an Oct. 8 morning symposium on communication skills at the Medical Center. Topics include building effective teams, dealing with difficult people, and learning how to delegate.    Read more...

Talk-and-Film Series on Presidential Campaign Begins Today
A fall Humanities Project series explores media coverage of the presidential campaign with two talks and six films. The series kicks off today with a screening of Journeys with George, which follows the Bush 2000 campaign.    Read more...

Hans Davidsson and Joel Speerstra Talk on the Pipe Organ
Hans Davidsson and Joel Speerstra lecture on "The Organ: Its History, Culture, and Technology" in the Lander Auditorium of Hutchison Hall on Sept. 27 at 4 p.m.    Read more...

Explore Catholic and Orthodox Traditions
This Sunday Jack Figel, '76 and organizer of the Orientale Lumen Conferences, will speak on Catholic and Orthodox traditions in prayer, education, and fellowship in the Commons Room of the Interfaith Chapel at 11:30 a.m.   

Events

Sept. 20
Edward Blum Talk on Race and Religion: Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. 4:30 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Sports Buzz

Women's Volleyball: The Yellowjackets face Medaille at 7 p.m. today in the Palestra. On Saturday afternoon they travel to Keuka College and on Tuesday they play Ithaca College at home.

Men's and Women's Tennis: The women's team plays in the ITA Regionals in Geneva on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The men's team competes in the St. Lawrence Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

Football: The Yellowjackets face Union College in Fauver Stadium at noon on Saturday.

Field Hockey: The team travels to Hamilton College on Friday afternoon and to St. Lawrence Saturday afternoon. Wednesday the Yellowjackets play William Smith at home.

Men's and Women's Soccer: The men face Salisbury University in a Sunday home game at 1 p.m., while the women take on Alfred University also at home Monday at 7 p.m.

Yellowjacket sports: www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (Sept. 19)
"Guilty Plea to End Crusading Lawyer's Lucrative Run"
President Joel Seligman, a securities law historian, says lawyer Bill Lerach "transformed the securities class action in ways that both benefited many investors through compensation and deterrence and contributed to some backlash."    Read more...

August 2007
"Selected News Coverage"
Sample August's local and national news coverage of the University community.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 19)
"Colleges, Pressed by Spellings and Cuomo, Step Up Scrutiny of Possible Conflicts in Their Business Relationships"
"Higher-education leaders, under pressure from the secretary of education, are planning a stepped-up examination of all possible conflicts of interest in American colleges' operations, in light of the continuing student-loan scandal."    Read more...

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