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@Rochester — March 18, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Forum on 'The Ecosystem of Translation'
  • Researchers Find Second Path to Depth Perception
  • Teachers Showcase Science Curriculum Projects Today
  • Linguistics Scholar Charles Carlton Remembered
  • Scholarship Applications Due for Rochester Scholars
  • Event Highlight: 'What to Eat'
  • Rochester in the News: Kara Finnigan on the Importance of Principals; Simon School Student and Iraq Veteran Featured
  • In Higher Ed: Family Finances Challenge College Aid Offices

News and Announcements

Forum on 'The Ecosystem of Translation'
Enjoy a roundtable discussion with several University experts on the art and business of literary translation. Sponsored by Open Letter, the University's new literary translation publisher, the event is scheduled for Thursday, March 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Rare Books and Special Collections Room of Rush Rhees Library. A reception follows, during which Open Letter's inaugural catalog will be available. Read more...

Researchers Find Second Path to Depth Perception
It's common knowledge that humans and other animals are able to visually judge depth because we have two eyes and the brain compares the images from each. But we can also judge depth with only one eye, and scientists have been searching for how the brain accomplishes that feat. Now, a team led by a Rochester scientist believes it has discovered the answer.
Read more...

Teachers Showcase Science Curriculum Projects Today
Learn about innovative approaches to teaching science to school children when 18 Rochester-area science teachers studying at the Warner School present their research on science curricular reforms. The Tuesday, March 18, poster session begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Linguistics Scholar Charles Carlton Remembered
Charles Carlton, a respected professor of French and Romance linguistics at the University for 33 years, died on March 9. Carlton, who retired from the linguistics department in 1999, was well-known for his dedication to students and unabashed passion for a broad range of cultures and languages, particularly the relatively neglected study of Romanian. Read more...

Scholarship Applications Due for Rochester Scholars
Thursday, March 20, is the postmark deadline for scholarship applications to the April 14-18 session of Rochester Scholars (grades 9-12) and Rochester Scholars Jr. (grades 6-8). The academic enrichment program offers courses in medicine, robotics, digital art, creative writing, engineering, and more. For more information or to apply, call the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344 or click here.

Events

Wednesday, March 19
"What to Eat: Personal Responsibility vs. Social Responsibility." Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University. Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center. 8 to 9 a.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (March 16)
"Principal Recruitment Another Move in Reform Education"
Kara Finnigan, assistant professor of educational leadership at the Warner School, discusses the importance of leadership in improving struggling schools: "What the principal does is really make sure that collectively the school operates well." Read more...

BusinessWeek Online (March 14)
"From the Battlefield to B-School
"
William Reynolds, a Simon School graduate student and a veteran severely injured while in Iraq, is included in a story on the increasing number of military men and women who are choosing to make the transition to civilian life through business school. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 21)
"The Modern Family: a Challenge for Student Aid
"
"Determining how much families can pay for college has become more complex as the very definition of family has evolved. A growing number of students are coming from nontraditional families, and many college officials are scrambling to accurately evaluate their financial situations." Read more...

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