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@Rochester — April 14, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Kodak Commits $10 Million for Eastman Theatre Project
  • Ann Mulcahy to Give College Commencement Address
  • Nose Spray Anthrax Vaccine Effective in Early Tests
  • International Theatre Program Presents 'Family Affair'
  • New Clinical Research Center Schedules Open House
  • Event Highlight: Visiting Scholars Lecture, Eastman Philharmonia Postponed
  • Rochester in the News: Steven Goldman on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Studies
  • In Higher Ed: Growth in Arabic and Chinese Language Studies

News and Announcements

Eastman Kodak Company Commits $10 Million to Help Complete Founder’s Original Vision for Eastman Theatre
Building on the community legacy and vision of founder George Eastman, Eastman Kodak Company is providing $10 million to the University to support the renovation and expansion of Eastman Theatre. The project, which includes the addition of a building for teaching and performance spaces, will complete Eastman's original plan for the Eastman School of Music and Eastman Theatre. In recognition of Kodak's major support, the performance hall will be renamed "Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre" when the renovations are completed. (Pictured: Kodak chairman and CEO Antonio Perez and President Seligman during Friday's announcement.) Read more...

Xerox's Anne Mulcahy Will Speak at College Commencement
Anne Mulcahy, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Xerox Corp., will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and give the Commencement address for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Sunday, May 18. Read more...

Nose Spray Anthrax Vaccine Effective in Early Tests
A new mucosal vaccine against anthrax has the potential to provide military personnel with more effective and efficient protection against a "popular" bioweapon, according to a Medical Center study published Friday in the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. Read more... (Reported by U.S. News & World Report, Washington Post, Forbes, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and others.)

'Family Affair' Presented by International Theatre Program
The timeless human desire to greedily ascend the social ladder despite the cost to individual integrity permeates the International Theatre Program's production of Alexander Ostrovsky's classic Russian satire A Family Affair, opening April 17 in Todd Theatre. Read more...

New Clinical Research Center Schedules Open House
The University's Clinical Research Center (CRC) is holding an open house Thursday, April 17. The CRC has recently relocated to new, larger space, enabling it to expand capacity and services. Read more...


Monday, April 14
George H. Ford Visiting Scholars Lecture. Langdon Hammer, Yale University. Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

Tonight's Eastman Philharmonia Performance. New Date: Saturday, May 3. Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

WebMD (April 10)
"New Debate on Human Test of Stem Cells"
Steven Goldman, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and pediatrics and a member of an FDA advisory panel on stem cell research that met last week, comments on the unique concerns surrounding human embryonic stem cell studies. "It would take very few patients suffering [cancer] to really put a significant damper on the field for years to come." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 11)
"Das Ende for German at USC"
Scholars are outraged by Southern Cal's decision to eliminate its German department. Do European languages need to be cut to make more room for Arabic and Chinese? Read more...

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