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@Rochester — Feb. 25, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Conference on Globalization Set for March
  • Catch the Optics Musicians
  • Find Book Bargains at the Libraries' Sale
  • Quilt Exhibition Extended
  • Event Highlight: Breaking the Silence of Eating Disorders
  • Rochester in the News: Carin Conlon on Tailored Courses for Management; Heather Layton's Memorial to Victims of Violence in Rochester
  • In Higher Ed: 'Worried About Guns? Ban a Campus Musical'

News and Announcements

Conference on Globalization Set for March
Nine nationally respected educators, authors, activists, and business leaders will convene for the University's first-ever Globalization Conference. The two-day conference, beginning March 31, will explore the impact of globalization on health, education, culture, and the environment. Read more...

Catch the Optics Musicians
Enjoy a mix of classical and popular music by optics students Dean Brown, Hillary Maben, Katie Schwertz, Abbie Tippie, and Tom Zielinski on Friday, Feb. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall. Sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the concert is part of an series on concerts held on occasional Fridays.

Find Book Bargains at the Libraries' Sale
Pick up hardcover books for $1 and paperbacks for 50¢ at the book sale in Rush Rhees Library on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the River Campus Libraries and the Friends of the UR Libraries, the sale supports the libraries’ collections.

Quilt Exhibition Extended
MAGnificent Inspiration: The Art Quilt, which opened last month at the Memorial Art Gallery, has been extended by popular demand through March 16. The exhibit and sale, which is offered in conjunction with Wild By Design: 200 Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts, showcases 30 area artists whose small art quilts respond to works in the Memorial Art Gallery collection.


Monday, Feb. 25
Health, Art, and Life: Breaking the Silence of Eating Disorders Hoyt Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Times Online, United Kingdom (Feb. 21)
"Master the Money and the Rest Falls into Place
Carin Conlon, Simon School's executive director of executive programs, explains how the school offers tailored courses for management teams for some companies instead of training for individuals. “They want the whole business to be able to look at things in the same away, use the same language and same skills,” Conlon says. Read more...

WCAX TV, Vermont (Feb. 21)
"Violence Monument Grows in Rochester
The article describes a "sort of living street memorial" installed by Heather Layton, an artist and senior lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History. On display on the lawn of the George Eastman House, the piece is assembled from stuffed animals, candles, blankets, bows and mementos serves as a memorial to victims of violence in Rochester. (Also reported by WXXI.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 22)
"Worried About Guns? Ban a Campus Musical
Trying to figure out how to make their campuses safe, Arkansas Tech University officials cancel the student production of Sondheim’s Assassins, just before opening night last week. But the film American Gangster, full of blood and violence, was screened on campus that same week. Read more...

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