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@Rochester — March 10, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Anthea Butler Explores Activism of Black Church Women
  • Both Basketball Teams Advance to 'Sweet 16'
  • Tips from the Sustainability Web Site
  • Free Biometric Screenings Continue
  • Event Highlight: Teach Your Children Personal Finance
  • Rochester in the News: Heather Layton's Art Memorial; Eastman School's New Organ
  • In Higher Ed: Financial Transparency Online

News and Announcements

Anthea Butler Explores Activism of Black Church Women
A new book by Anthea Butler, assistant professor of religion and classics, explores how women in the Church of God in Christ created social change in the early 20th century through spirituality. Read more...

Both Basketball Teams Advance to 'Sweet 16'
Both the men's and women's basketball teams won their second-round NCAA Division III playoff games on Saturday night. The men beat Penn State-Behrend 65-56 in the Palestra and the women defeated Medaille College 69-50 in Scranton, PA. Read more about the men's and women's games online.

Tips From the Sustainability Web Site
Most types of paper are acceptable in the University’s recycling program. No need to remove staples, paperclips, or rubber bands. Types of recyclable paper include newspapers, magazines, brochures, white and colored office paper, soft-covered and hard-covered books, junk mail, cardboard, sticky notes, office files, phone books, white poster board, coated or shiny paper, multi-form paper, and paper bags. Click here for more sustainability tips.

Free Biometric Screenings Continue
Faculty and staff and their partners enrolled in a University health care plan can receive free biometric screenings this week at the Mt. Hope Professional Building, Flaum Atrium, Wilson Commons, and House of Six Nations Cafeteria. Click here for days and times as well as future screenings. No appointment is necessary. Insurance cards are required.


Tuesday, March 11
Teach Your Children Personal Finance:
Part of the Health Bites series. Medical Center 3-6408 (K307). Noon to 1 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (March 7)
"Sculpture, Vigil Honor Homicide Victims
An art installation to honor Rochester's homicide victims created by Heather Layton, an artist and senior lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History, is featured in this story."I wanted it to be beautiful, but a place to mark the most horrific things possible," Layton said at a community vigil held last week beside the piece. Read more...

R News (March 6)
"Making Historical Music
The progress on the Eastman School's new organ, being installed at Christ Church, is detailed in this report. The first organ in the United States to be built in the late-18th-century Baroque style, the organ, says Hans Davidsson, professor of organ and director of the Rochester Eastman Organ Initiative, "would be an instrument ideal for Johann Sebastian Bach and even Mendolssohn from the early 19th century. ” Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 7)
"Who Gets How Much Money and Where It Goes
Oregon State University puts detailed information on financial transactions—from copying expenses at Kinko's to fees paid to the president's speech writer—online and accessible to anyone connected to computers on the campus. “It’s pretty basic, but it is very transparent. Everybody in the institution can see everything that goes on everywhere,” says Mark McCambridge, vice president for finance and administration at Oregon State. Read more...

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