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@Rochester — April 7, 2008

partly cloudyToday's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 55°
Tomorrow: Morning Clouds, High 62°

In Today's Issue

  • Voice Your Opinion about Parking
  • Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes Novelist David Treuer
  • Journalist Jeff Sharlet to Speak at New Humanities Project Event
  • Local Premiere of Including Samuel
  • Graduate Assistant Position Available
  • Event Highlight: Biometric Screenings Continue
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Dirksen Describes Heat Stroke Discovery, Mark Bocko Comments on New Music Technology
  • In Higher Ed: Elite Colleges Reporting Record Lows in Admissions

News and Announcements

Voice Your Opinion about Parking
Contribute to future parking plans by completing a survey intended to help the University evaluate current parking habits and develop parking and transportation programs. The survey will be mailed to employees in early April and can also be accessed online.

Plutzik Reading Series Welcomes Novelist David Treuer
Author David Treuer, whose novel The Translation of Dr. Appelles was named “Best Book of the Year” for 2006 by the Washington Post, will read from his work at 8 p.m. on April 8 in the Welles-Brown Room. Treuer’s appearance is part of the Plutzik Reading Series. Read more...

Journalist Jeff Sharlet to Speak at New Humanities Project Event
Harper’s and Rolling Stone contributing editor Jeff Sharlet will speak about his controversial new book, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, at 5 p.m. on April 8 in the Hawkins Carlson Room. Read more...

Local Premiere of Including Samuel
Filmmaker and photojournalist Dan Habib presents his documentary Including Samuel on April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House. Habib will discuss his film, which examines inclusion for children with disabilities, after the screening. The event, sponsored by the University and the Golisano Foundation, is free and open to the public, but reservations are required; call 276-3986 or e-mail

Graduate Assistant Position Available
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in the Dean of Students Office is seeking applicants for the graduate assistant for the award-winning Expectations for Excellence program for the next academic year. Any student enrolled full-time, or enrolling in the fall, in a University graduate degree program may apply. For more information, contact Monica Miranda Smalls.


Tuesday, April 8
Biometric Screenings, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flaum Atrium, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News

U.S. News and World Report (April 3)
"Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure"
Robert Dirksen, associate professor of pharmacology and physiology, describes the recent discovery of a genetic disorder that may provide a key to curing heat stroke. “Along with cardiac abnormalities, heat stroke is a major culprit in unexpected sudden deaths of otherwise fit, young athletes and soldiers,” Dirksen says. Read more...

UPI (April 3)
"New Music Technology Is Developed"
Mark Bocko, professor of electrical and computer engineering, comments on technology he co-created that can reproduce music from a file nearly 1,000 times smaller than a regular MP3 file. “I think we may have found the absolute least amount of data needed to reproduce a piece of music,” Bocko says. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 1)
"Elite Colleges Reporting Record Low Acceptance Rates"
“The already crazed competition for admission to the nation’s most prestigious universities and colleges became even more intense this year, with many logging record low acceptance rates.” Read more...

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