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@Rochester — Feb. 28, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Remembers Andrei Yakovlev, Biostatistics Chair
  • Eastman, Medical Center Cited for ‘Best of the Web’
  • Kilbourn Concert Series Features Acclaimed Cellist
  • Screened Today: The Colonial Misunderstanding
  • Dining Services Hosts Saranac Brewmaster Dinner Today
  • Event Highlight: ‘Adventures in Illegal Art’
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Softball, Track & Field
  • Rochester in the News: John Jaenike Talks about Novel Virus in Moths
  • In Higher Ed: Survey: Teens Know Little about History, Literature

News and Announcements

Medical Center Remembers Andrei Yakovlev, Biostatistics Chair
The Medical Center is mourning the loss of Andrei Yakovlev, professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, who died early Wednesday, Feb. 27, at his home in Mendon. He was 63. Read more...

Eastman, Medical Center Cited for ‘Best of the Web’
The Eastman School won the gold award for best overall Web site as part of the Rochester Business Journal’s annual Best of the Web competition. The silver award for best overall Web site went to the Strong Heart & Vascular Center at the Medical Center. Read more...

Kilbourn Concert Series Features Acclaimed Cellist
Pieter Wispelwey, the first cellist to receive the Netherlands Music Prize for promising young musicians, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, as part of the Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School. Read more...

Screened Today: The Colonial Misunderstanding
Film director Jean-Marie Teno will talk about his film The Colonial Misunderstanding as part of a screening at 5 p.m. today in 321 Morey Hall. The free showing is sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute and other departments in the College. Read more...

Dining Services Hosts Saranac Brewmaster Dinner
Dining Services is sponsoring a five-course menu put together by University chefs, each course accompanied by a Saranac beer selection, at The Meliora today, with seating times at 4:30 and 6:45 p.m Cost is $34.99. Read more...

Events

Thursday, Feb. 28
Adventures in Illegal Art: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland.
A 90-minute film and storytelling presentation. Hoyt Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Basketball: The men and women finish the regular season with games at Carnegie Mellon on Saturday.

Softball: The women open the season with four games in Virginia Beach, Va., on Friday and Saturday.

Track & Field: The men and women travel to St. Lawrence University for the New York State Collegiate Track Conference championships on Friday and Saturday.

Rochester in the News

Nature (Feb. 26)
"Killer of Male Moths Is Identified
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John Jaenike, professor of biology, talks about new research from a Japanese team that indicates a novel virus lives within the cells of a Japanese moth, destroying the male larvae of the moth but not the female. “Males are a dead end for these endosymbionts,” says Jaenike, who studies male-killing bacteria in the fruitfly Drosophila. “But I don’t think the flies are very happy about it. It’s killing huge fractions of the population every generation.” Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 27)
"Survey Finds Teenagers Ignorant on Basic History and Literature Questions"
"Fewer than half of American teenagers who were asked basic history and literature questions in a phone survey [sponsored by the advocacy group Common Core] knew when the Civil War was fought, and one in four said Columbus sailed to the New World some time after 1750, not in 1492." Read more...

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