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@Rochester — Feb. 18, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Memorial Art Gallery Offers Special Hours Tuesday
  • David Hursh Talks about Testing in Radio Interview
  • Guest Lecture: ‘Biblical Insights into Cultural Homophobia’
  • African-American Networking Reception
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Chamber Music Society
  • Rochester in the News: Rochester Shares Its Lincoln Papers Online
  • In Higher Ed: Remembering the Students Killed at NIU

News and Announcements

Memorial Art Gallery Offers Special Hours Tuesday
The Memorial Art Gallery will be open Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults will pay regular admission but accompanying children 18 and under will be admitted free. The gallery, which is normally open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, is adding the special hours and admission price to allow families to visit during break. Read more...

David Hursh Talks about Testing in Radio Interview
David Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum in the Warner School, will talk about high-stakes testing when he joins Bob Smith on WXXI Radio’s 1370 Connection at noon Thursday, Feb. 21. Hursh will talk about his new book, High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education. Read more...

Guest Lecture: ‘Biblical Insights into Cultural Homophobia’
Darrell Lance, professor emeritus at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, will speak on “Sodomy and Dirt: Biblical Insights into Cultural Homophobia,” a talk on anthropological interpretations of ancient purity codes and modern attitudes toward homosexuality. Sponsored by the Protestant Chapel Community, the talk is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel

African-American Networking Reception
The Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion Department in Human Resources is sponsoring a reception for the True Networking Thursday (TNT) group, an African-American professional networking organization, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Reservations for the free event are requested by e-mailing For details, contact Judie Myers-Gell at 275-2200. For more about TNT, visit


Monday, Feb. 18
Eastman Chamber Music Society. Kilbourn Hall. 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

International Herald Tribune (Feb. 15)
"[Rochester] to Share Its Abraham Lincoln Letters Online"
The story features plans to post online the University’s collection of documents from the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, including 72 letters written by Lincoln as well as more than 200 written to Lincoln. “To be given a document that plunks you right into a situation that Lincoln was facing, it’s very compelling,” says Brian Fleming, a librarian in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, who is heading the online project. Read more... The Associated Press story also was reported by -->

In Higher Education

Chicago Tribune (Feb. 16)
"Five Diverse Paths Converged in Lecture Hall
The Chicago Tribune profiles the five students who were killed Thursday at Northern Illinois University during a shooting rampage by a former NIU student. Read more...

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