— March 20, 2008
Today's Forecast: Snow Shower/Wind, High 34°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 33°
- Simulcast Planned for Eco and Rushdie Visit
- Event Combines Lecture and Opera Performance
- Parents Play Big Role in Detecting Children's Sleep Problems
- University Begins Text and Phone Alert System Pilot Program
- Watch Provost Kuncl's Inaugural Speech Online
- Event Highlight: Opera Scenes II Performance
in the News: Eric Blackman on Planetary Nebulae; Mary Caserta and the Stress of Illness on Families
- In Higher
Ed: Colleges Grapple with Major Shifts in the Student Population
Simulcast Planned for Eco and Rushdie Visit
Because tickets for the Umberto Eco and Salman Rushdie event on May 1 have sold out, the event will be simulcast at 6 p.m. in Hubbell Auditorium. Registration is required. Visit Open Letter’s Web site Three Percent and follow the link to the Eco/Rushdie event for more information and registration details.
Event Combines Lecture and Opera Performance
Stewart Weaver, professor and chair of history, and Celia Applegate, professor of history, will give a lecture on Nancy Van de Vate's Pulitzer Prize-nominated opera, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Eastman Opera Theatre will perform during a lecture-recital on Saturday, March 22, at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Art Gallery auditorium. Van de Vate is the composer-in-residence for this year's Women in Music Festival. Read more...
Parents Play Big Role in Detecting Children's Sleep Problems
A new study from the University has found that parental observations and perceptions of their children's sleep habits are a valuable supplement to objective laboratory tests in detecting obstructive sleep apnea. Read more...
University Begins Text and Phone Alert System Pilot Program
The University will launch a new emergency alert communications system that uses e-mails, text messages, cell phones, and other devices to send simultaneous warnings. AlertUR will start as a pilot program for certain undergraduate students and later will be phased in for the rest of the University community. Read more...
Watch Provost Kuncl's Inaugural Speech Online
A video of Provost Ralph Kuncl's inaugural address, titled "Meliora," is now available online.
Thursday, March 20
Opera Scenes II Performance. Excerpts from All Quiet on the Western Front, Eastman School of Music, Annex A804, 4 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.
Lacrosse: The women play Nazareth at home today at 4 p.m. and face Oneonta at home on Saturday at 1 p.m.
in the News
MSNBC (March 18)
"New Clues to the Most Amazing Shapes in Space"
Physics and astronomy professor Eric Blackman discusses his team's research, which investigated the shapes of planetary nebulae. Read
more... Also reported by Fox News, Space.com.
New Scientist, United Kingdom (March 22 issue)
"Stressed Parents Equals Sick Kids"
The article discusses associate professor of pediatrics Mary Caserta’s study, which found that children of parents with high levels of emotional stress suffered from a higher total number of illnesses. Read more... Also reported by BBC News, Daily Mail (United Kingdom), and others.
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 19)
"Colleges Grapple with Major Shifts in the Student Population That Are Predicted by New Data"
A report released Wednesday by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education predicts major population changes for the younger generation. Among the calculations: The number of high-school graduates will peak this year and will begin to decline until 2015, and by 2022, almost half of graduates from public high schools will be minorities. Read
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