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@Rochester — March 4, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Salman Rushdie and Umberto Eco to Read Together in Rochester
  • Yellowjackets Head to NCAA Tournament
  • Eastman Festival Celebrates Women’s Musical Achievements
  • Homepage Redesign: Draft Mock-ups Posted
  • Site Marks Women’s History Month
  • Winner of Simon's Online Scholarship Competition Announced
  • Event Highlight: The Context of Medieval Literature
  • Rochester in the News: More Coverage of Lincoln's Letters
  • In Higher Ed: Teaching Boys and Girls Separately

News and Announcements

Salman Rushdie and Umberto Eco to Read Together
Two of the most respected international authors of our time, Salman Rushdie and Umberto Eco, will read from their work and discuss literature at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the East River Road Auditorium at the Advancement and Alumni Center. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival, the free event is hosted by Open Letter, the University’s new press dedicated to publishing works of literature in translation. Read more...

Yellowjackets Head to NCAA Tournament
Both the men's and the women's basketball teams have earned spots in the NCAA Division III national tournament, with first-round play beginning this weekend. The women travel to the University of Scranton to face Eastern Connecticut State on Friday, March 7. At the Palestra, Rochester hosts a four-team regional on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. The men are tentatively scheduled to play Middlebury at 8 p.m. Friday. Check the Athletics Web site for updated times and locations.

Eastman Festival Celebrates Women’s Musical Achievements
From a new work by an internationally celebrated composer to new works written by Eastman School students, numerous premieres will highlight the fourth annual Women in Music Festival taking place from Monday, March 24, through Friday, March 28. Read more...

Homepage Redesign: Draft Mock-ups Posted
redesign screenshotMock-ups for the draft of the University's new homepage design have been posted to the redesign blog. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to check out the blog for updates on the design process and to leave comments with feedback on the new look, structure, and functionality.

Site Marks Women’s History Month
A month-long calendar of events, plus links to University resources about women’s history, is available online.

Winner Named in Simon's Online Scholarship Competition
Steven Pepe of Webster won first place in Simon's third annual Online Business Simulation Scholarship Competition, earning him a full-tuition scholarship to the full-time MBA program. Six other finalists are winners of partial scholarships. Read more...


Tuesday, March 4
The Context of Medieval Literature: Illustrated lecture by Russell Peck, the John H. Deane Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature. Robbins Library, Rush Rhees.
4:45 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

MSNBC (March 2)
"University Shares Its Lincoln Letters Online"
The posting online of the University's collection of letters by and to Abraham Lincoln continues to generate media attention, including stories that note the 16th president suggested a "gradual emancipation" that he hoped would free slaves at less cost than months of hostilities. Also reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Denver Post, the Sydney, Australia, Morning Herald, and many others. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times Magazine (March 2)
"Teaching Boys and Girls Separately"
"Separating schoolboys from schoolgirls has long been a staple of private and parochial education. But the idea is now gaining traction in American public schools, in response to both the desire of parents to have more choice in their children’s public education and the separate education crises girls and boys have been widely reported to experience." Read more...

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