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@Rochester — Sept. 24, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 84°
Tomorrow: Storms, High 79°

In Today's Issue

  • Think Safe Security Report Online
  • Craig Wolff Discusses Innovative Approach to Biography
  • Educator's Discount at Borders
  • Deidre Crumbley Talk on African Independent Churches
  • Hospitality Tent at the Regatta
  • Talk on New York Times' Role in Presidential Campaigns
  • Event Highlight: Jazz Department Ensembles Showcase
  • Rochester in the News: Douglas Humpherys Comments on Eastman Graduates' Piano Prowess, David Primo Discusses Rudy Giuliani's Campaign
  • In Higher Ed: Professors Use Virtual World for Classes

News and Announcements

Think Safe Security Report Online
The University's Think Safe security report is now online, with helpful information about crime prevention, campus security, and personal safety. It also contains University-related crime stats for the past three years. Faculty, staff, and students should receive a copy by Oct. 1. Additional copies are available at the Towne House Office, 1325 Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 102 or by phone at 275-3437.    Read more...

Craig Wolff Discusses Innovative Approach to Biography
This year's Neilly Series opens with Pulitzer Prize-winner Craig Wolff '79 who will discuss his forthcoming book on celebrated African American baseball player Willie Mays and his recent biography of Amadou Diallo, an African man who died from bullets fired by New York City police officers. The Sept. 25 lecture is in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library at 5 p.m.    Read more...

Educator's Discount at Borders
All faculty and staff are invited to save 25 percent off list price of books, CDs, and DVDs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. Just show your University ID.    Read more...

Deidre Crumbley Talk on African Independent Churches
Deidre Crumbley, associate professor of Africana studies at North Carolina State University, talks about ritual, power, and the female body in African independent churches on Sept 27. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library at 5 p.m.    Read more...

Hospitality Tent at the Regatta Oct. 7
Cheer on the University's crew teams as they race schools from the eastern seaboard from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets include lunch.    Read more...

Talk on New York Times' Role in Presidential Campaigns
Daniel Schwartz, an English professor at Cornell University, explores the New York Times' representation of presidential candidates on Sept. 28 in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library at 4:30 p.m.    Read more...

Events

Sept. 24
Jazz Department Ensembles Showcase: Bill Dobbins, conductor. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Sept. 21)
"Traveling Across Cultures for a Son’s Star Turn"
Douglas Humpherys, an associate professor of piano, comments on the technical and musical prowess of Hong Xu '06E, an Eastman graduate who is preparing for a piano concerto with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Juilliard School. "Nothing is really difficult for him, plus he has a deeply expressive musical personality and the ability to convey that to an audience," says Humpherys.    Read more...

Bloomberg.com (Sept. 21)
"Giuliani, Clinton Don't Wait to Begin 'Heavyweight Slug-Out'"
In a campaign story about Rudy Giuliani's criticism of Hillary Clinton, David Primo, assistant professor of political science, says the former New York Mayor has been the most vocal at tapping into conservatives' "visceral dislike" of Clinton.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 21)
"Professor Avatar"
More than 150 colleges in the United States and 13 other countries have a presence on Second Life, using the digital virtual world as a laboratory for studying human behavior, a canvas on which to explore design, a testing ground for budding entrepreneurs, and a classroom for distance-learning.    Read more...

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