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@Rochester — Feb. 20, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Last Weekend: Musical about Love and Desire Ends Feb. 23
  • Talk on Ethnography's Role in Language, Literacy Research
  • Movement and Dance Hosts Two-Night Series
  • Event Highlight: Sustainable Energy Lecture Series. "Consumerism vs. Happiness and Our Environmental Footprint."
  • Rochester in the News: Eric Caine Talks about Report on Midlife Suicide; Susan Gibbons Discusses Open Source Development at Libraries
  • In Higher Ed: Princeton Plans for an Early Year Abroad

News and Announcements

Last Weekend: Musical about Love and Desire Ends Feb. 23
The Rochester debut of Hello Again, John LaChiusa’s award-winning musical, presented by the International Theatre Program, enters its last weekend, with performances running through Saturday, Feb. 23. Read more...

Expert Speaks on Role of Ethnography in Literacy Research
Theresa Lillis, a senior lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University in the United Kingdom, will present "The Value of Ethnography for Language and Literacy Research in a Globalized World: The Case of 'Academic Literacies'" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Hutchison Hall. Read more...

Movement and Dance Hosts Two-Night Series
The University's Program of Movement and Dance is hosting a two-night series of dance video works selected from the Annual Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center. On Friday, Feb. 22, the program presents Back to Kinshasa and Seasons of Migration. On Saturday, Feb. 23, the program presents Bahuda and Movement (R)evolution Africa.


Wednesday, Feb. 20
Sustainable Energy Lecture Series. "Consumerism vs. Happiness and Our Environmental Footprint," Richard Ryan, professor in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall, 4 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (Feb. 19)
"Midlife Suicide Rises, Puzzling Researchers"
A story on a recently reported rise in the suicide rate among men and women ages 45 to 54 includes comments from Eric Caine, codirector of the University’s Center for the Study of Prevention of Suicide. “There’s a social-bias issue here,” says Caine, noting that there is a “national support system for those under 19, and those 65 and older,” but not for people in between, even though “the bulk of the burden from suicide is in the middle years of life.” Read more... The story also appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Dallas Morning News, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, and other outlets.

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 19)
"Open Minds, Open Books, Open Source"
Susan Gibbons, who in March becomes the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries, talks about the influence of the open-source software movement as libraries create more programs that are customizable to their needs. “If we truly want to remain relevant, it’s what we have to do,” says Gibbons. The story notes that Rochester has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help fund a software effort to, among other goals, “provide more intuitive access to resources." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 19)
"Princeton Plans for an Early Year Abroad"
“Seizing on students’ desire for a year off before college, Princeton University is working to create a program to send a tenth or more of its newly admitted students to a year of social service work in a foreign country before they set foot on campus as freshmen” Read more...

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