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@Rochester — Sept. 21, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 83°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 77°

In Today's Issue

  • 5K Run/Walk for Women's Progress
  • Underground Railroad Conference Next Weekend
  • Poet David Mason Opens Plutzik Series
  • Sunday Car Show Raises Money for Teen Driver Education
  • David Williams Talk Explores Vision
  • Summer Camp for Huntington's Patients, Families
  • Event Highlight: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Rochester in the News: Simon Ranked 4th in Regional Business Schools
  • In Higher Ed: A Teaching Hospital Donates Supplies, Saves Money

News and Announcements

5K Run/Walk for Women's Progress
The Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race this Sunday at 11 a.m. pays tribute to Anthony's successful effort to open the University to female students in 1900. Register online, at Fleet Feet Sports, or at check-in the morning of the race. Prizes include $150 to the fastest woman and man and awards for age group winners.    Read more...

Underground Railroad Conference Next Weekend
Journalist Juan Williams, Singer Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Actor Darryl Van Leer along with more than 35 historians, researchers, educators and other experts gather at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center from Sept. 28 to 30 for the Frederick Douglass International Underground Railroad Conference and Freedom Festival, cosponsored by the University.    Read more...

Poet David Mason Opens Plutzik Series
On Monday, poet David Mason kicks off this year's Plutzik Series, one of the country's most prestigious poetry and fiction reading series. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.    Read more...

Sunday Car Show Raises Money for Teen Driver Education
The "Rides for Life" auto show lets teens show off their cars while raising money for the Injury-Free Coalition for Kids. Sunday's show runs 1 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Mykonos Cafe in Winton Place, 3223 Winton Road.   Read more...

David Williams Talk Explores Vision
David Williams, director of the Center for Visual Science, leads a journey inside the eye, revealing the machinery that produces sight. The Sept. 26 talk is at 7 p.m. in the Sloan Auditorium of Goergen Hall, followed by a dessert reception.    Read more...

Summer Camp for Huntington's Patients, Families
Some two dozen people with Huntington's disease are enjoying fun in the sun this week, thanks to the efforts of more than 50 volunteers.    Read more...

Events

Sept. 21
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End: Sponsored by the University Cinema Group. Hoyt Hall. Showtimes at 7 and 10:30 p.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

WHEC TV, NBC (Sept. 19)
"Simon School Ranked 4th of 51 in Top Business Schools"
The Simon School was ranked 4th out of 51 regional schools in the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive business school survey published Sept. 17. Simon's ranking is up from 6th place last year and 17th the year before. (More details at the Simon School.)   Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 21)
"Duke's Medical Surplus Finds New Life in Uganda"
A neurosurgeon's quest for donated medical equipment for an impoverished Ugandan hospital leads Duke University to discover that giving away surplus medical supplies saves money as well as lives.   Read more...

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