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@Rochester — March 17, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Basketball Teams Defeated in NCAA
  • Sustainability Lecture Series Continues
  • Learn About the Medical-Management Master's Program
  • José Buscaglia-Salgado Gives Talk on Coloniality
  • Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Receives National Award
  • Fred Dicker Talk Cancelled
  • Event Highlight: Faculty Artist Series
  • Rochester in the News: Dan Watson Discusses Protoplanets
  • In Higher Ed: Report Urges Changes in Teaching Math

News and Announcements

Basketball Teams Defeated in NCAA
The basketball season for both the women's and men's teams ended in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III tournament Friday. The women lost to Messiah College and the men fell to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Sustainability Lecture Series Continues
Daniel Nocera of MIT will present "Powering the Planet: The Challenge for Chemistry in the 21st Century" as part of the Sustainable Energy Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 18, in Goergen Hall's Sloan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Learn About the Medical-Management Master's Program
Join Simon School faculty and staff and several alumni of the Master's in Medical Management Program to learn more about the one-year program.
The reception starts at noon Wednesday, March 19, in the Northeastern Room in the Medical Center. Register with Kate Walsh at 273-1645 or Read more...

José Buscaglia-Salgado Gives Talk on Coloniality
On Monday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Gamble Room, José Buscaglia-Salgado will give a talk entitled, "The Dissolution of Form: Metaphorical Subjectivity in Caribbean Mulataje and the Architecture of Coloniality." The lecture is part of a series, "Reimagining the Americas: Cultures, Identities, Formations, and Transformations." Read more...

Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Receives National Award
Laurie Kopin, senior nurse practitioner and manager for the Medical Center's cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology program, has been honored with the Terry Thomas Clinical Practice Award by the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Read more...

Fred Dicker Talk Cancelled for Tuesday
Political analyst and reporter Fred Dicker's talk, "2008: New York and the Presidential Election," has been cancelled for Tuesday, March 18, and will be rescheduled for later this semester. Read more...


Monday, March 17
Faculty Artist Series, Karen Holvik, soprano. Eastman School Kilbourn (KH), 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Science (March 13)
"A Solar System That Looks Like Home"
Dan Watson, professor of physics and astronomy, talks about a study by two astronomers that indicate disks of dust and gas around some new stars contain the precursors to the complex molecules scientists think gave rise to life on Earth. The study represents "a major advance in our understanding of protoplanetary disks and their evolution," Watson says.

In Higher Education

New York Times (March 14)
"Report Urges Changes in Teaching Math"
American students' achievement in math is "mediocre" when compared to that of children in other parts of the world, according to a report by the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The report recommended revising math lessons to focus on key skills that prepare students for algebra. Read more...

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