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@Rochester — Jan. 17, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Wild by Design—and Live on Friday
  • Officials React to State Funding for New Research Initiative
  • Warner's Andrew Wall Named 2008 Emerging Scholar
  • Well-U Offers Smoking Cessation Program
  • Spring 2008 Bus Schedules Available
  • Lecture: 'Get Started Working Out' Jan. 22
  • Correction: Session on M.S. in Medical Management
  • Sports Buzz: Top-Ranked Men Take on No. 2 Brandeis
  • Event Highlight: Winter Activities Fair
  • Rochester in the News: Steven Landsburg on Free Trade; Basketball Teams Filmed by History Channel
  • In Higher Ed: Report: Good and Bad News for American Science

News and Announcements

Wild by Design—and Live on Friday
WHAM-TV (Channel 13) is scheduled to broadcast live Friday morning from the Memorial Art Gallery to highlight the opening of the exhibition Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts. Interviews are set for 5:55, 6:25, and 6:45 a.m. with Marie Via, director of exhibitions at the gallery, Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, curator of education, and Janet Berlo, a professor of art history and visual and cultural studies in the College. Berlo, who is also a quilter, is a co-curator of the exhibition. For more, visit MAG's Web site. 

Officials React to State Funding for New Research Initiative
President Joel Seligman, School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean David Guzick, and Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk react to Governor Elliot Spitzer’s inclusion of $50 million in funding for the University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Building in his Upstate State-of-the-State address Wednesday in Buffalo.  Read more...

Warner's Andrew Wall Named 2008 Emerging Scholar
Andrew Wall, assistant professor in educational leadership at the Warner School, has been named an Emerging Scholar by the American College Personnel Association. The program, implemented in 1999, provides promising new faculty and practitioner scholars with mentoring and support to further develop research skills and pursue research of interest to the association.  Read more...

Well-U Offers Smoking Cessation Program
A new session of the Quitting Time Smoking Cessation program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. beginning Thursday, Jan. 24, and meet in ACF-2-1322 of the Medical Center for four consecutive Thursdays. The sessions, sponsored by the University's Well-U program, are free. Registration information is available online.

Spring 2008 Bus Schedules Available
New bus schedules for the Blue, Red, and Green lines for spring 2008 are available online at the University Parking and Transportation Web site. Riders can track the location of their bus online via GPS at the site.

Lecture: 'Get Started Working Out' Jan. 22
Medical Center fitness expert and trainer Michael Washington will present the talk "Get Started Working Out" from noon to 1 p.m. in Auditorium 26406, K-207, of the Medical Center. Registration for the free lecture, sponsored by Well-U, is available online.

Correction: Session on M.S. in Medical Management
A lunch session with admissions staff to find out more about the Simon School’s degree program in medical management will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Medical Center. (The date listed in the Jan. 16 issue of @Rochester was incorrect.) RSVP by Jan. 18 to Julie Sadwick at or 275-8176.  Read more...


Friday, Jan. 18
Winter Activities Fair: Students meet with representatives from many of the University's student clubs and organizations, Wilson Commons, 3 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Basketball: The men's team, which is ranked first in the nation, takes on second-ranked Brandeis on Sunday at noon in the Palestra. The women's team plays at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Indoor Track & Field: The men and women are at the RIT Invitational Saturday.

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Jan. 16)
“What to Expect When You’re Free Trading”
In an op-ed, Steven Landsburg, professor of economics, discusses political rhetoric and protectionism: “All economists know that when American jobs are outsourced, Americans as a group are net winners. What we lose through lower wages is more than offset by what we gain through lower prices. In other words, the winners can more than afford to compensate the losers. Does that mean they ought to?”   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 16)
“TV Sees UR Players as Stars in the Making”
A crew from the History Channel will be at the Palestra to tape Friday night's basketball doubleheader as a way to illustrate some of the scientific principles surrounding nebulae, sports columnist Jim Mandelaro notes. The footage from Rochester's men's and women's games against New York University will be used for an episode of The Universe.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 16)
“Report Details Good and Bad News for American Science”
“Although federal spending for academic research has begun increasing more slowly than inflation, other measures of American scientific performance have remained stable or improved, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation.”  Read more...

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