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@Rochester — Jan. 28, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Campus Waste Reduction Contest Begins
  • Rare Books Library Opens Exhibits During First Friday
  • Sean Curran Lecture and Demonstration
  • Commission on Nursing Education Seeks Comments
  • Readers Needed for Boccaccio Fest
  • Event Highlight: 'Energy—Mankind's Gravest Challenge'
  • Rochester in the News: 'The Year of Strategic Planning'
  • In Higher Ed: Student and Energy Conservation

News and Announcements

Campus Waste Reduction Contest Begins
Recyclemania, the annual, intercollegiate competition aimed at raising awareness about waste reduction, kicked off Jan. 27. The contest runs for 10 weeks and pits the University against nearly 400 schools, including RIT and Roberts Wesleyan College. Students track recyclables collected in dorms and dining facilities, and use the data to compete in categories including recyclables per capita and highest recycling rate.

Library Opens Exhibits During First Friday Art Tour
The Rare Books and Special Collections Library is joining the Hartnett Gallery and the Gallery in the Art/Music Library as a First Friday art tour stop. On view until 9 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 1, will be two new exhibits: Rocky Simmons: The Life and Rochester Photographs of an African-American Activist and Facing Other Ways: Herbert Gentry & African American Abstraction. More about the exhibits at the Rare Books Web site.

Sean Curran Lecture and Demonstration
Sean Curran, award-winning performer and artistic director of Sean Curran Company, talks about making and finding movement during a lecture and demonstration on Friday, Feb. 1, in the Spurrier Dance Studio. The 7:30 p.m. presentation includes Curran's most recent solo the "St Petersburg Waltz" and a video of group work from his dance company. For details and ticket information, call the Program of Movement and Dance at 273-5150. 

Commission on Nursing Education Seeks Comments
As part of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation process for the School of Nursing, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and practice partners are invited to provide written and signed comments about the school and its academic programs to the evaluation team through March 2. All comments will be held in confidence. Mail comments to: Ms. LiAnn Shepard, accreditation assistant, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120.

Readers Needed for Boccaccio Fest
The Italian Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures seeks faculty, staff, and student readers for its Valentine's Day Boccaccio Fest on Feb. 14. The program, a bilingual, semi-dramatized delivery of a selection of stories from the Decameron, will be performed from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library. Contact
Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio through Jan. 28 to volunteer.


Wednesday, Jan. 30
Energy: Mankind's Gravest Challenge: Philippe Fauchet, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall. 4 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 25)
"UR President Sets Lofty Goals"

President Seligman's plan to put the University on par with such elite American universities as Duke and Johns Hopkins is featured, noting that the University will launch its largest fundraising campaign in history later this year in an effort to boost the endowment from about $1.7 billion to at least $3 billion. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 25)
"Energy in the Dorms
"While students are behind many of the large-scale environmental projects at colleges across the country, are there aspects of their everyday routines that they’re less enthusiastic to change in the name of energy conservation?" Read more...

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