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@Rochester — Jan. 23, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Delivers Future of the University Address
  • New Blog for Homepage Redesign
  • Eastman's Elinor Freer and David Ying Honored
  • Senior Andrew Niles Awarded Churchill Scholarship
  • Readers needed for Boccaccio Fest
  • Event Highlight: Reinventing Quilts in a Digital Age
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Zupan on M.B.A. for 'Early Leaders'
  • In Higher Ed: Colleges Shift to One Computer With Mac and PC

News and Announcements

President Seligman Delivers Future of the University Address
In a presentation to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday afternoon, President Seligman envisioned "a University of Rochester that within 10 years is unequivocally one of the 20 most outstanding research universities in the United States." Read the full speech and view a related slide show online.

New Blog for Homepage Redesign
As part of the homepage redesign process that began last semester, a blog has been launched to allow members of the University community to keep up with the redesign’s progress and to contribute ideas, suggestions, and feedback. Become part of the discussion at http://www.rochester.edu/publications/redesign/.

Eastman's Elinor Freer and David Ying Honored
Elinor Freer and David Ying have received a Special Recognition Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Chamber Music America as artistic directors of the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. (See related report in the Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

Senior Andrew Niles Awarded Churchill Scholarship
Andrew Niles, a senior honors mathematics major, has been named a 2008 Churchill Scholar and will pursue a certificate of advanced study in mathematics at the University of Cambridge this fall. The scholarship is offered to just 12 students nationally each year. Read more... 

Readers needed for Boccaccio Fest
The Italian Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures seeks faculty and student readers for its Valentine's Day Boccaccio Fest on Feb. 14. The program is a bilingual, semi-dramatized delivery of the Decameron, a selection of Boccaccio's stories, and will be performed from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library.   

Events

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Michael James: Reinventing Quilts in a Digital Age:
Memorial Art Gallery. A Humanities Project. Exhibition on view through March 16.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 25)
"Business Schools Take More Students Straight Out of College
"
Simon School Dean Mark Zupan and M.B.A. student Shelli Ulrich discuss the business school's "early leaders" program for recent graduates without the traditional four to five years of on-the-job experience. "There's something to motivation and smarts and being open to new frameworks that youth brings," explains Zupan. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 22)
"It’s a Mac! It’s a PC! It’s ... Both?
"
"Forget 'I’m a Mac' vs. 'I’m a PC.' Some colleges are finding a way to keep both — on the same machine — and in the process, shift to all-Apple environments." Read more...

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