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@Rochester: August 13, 2008

@Rochester: August 13, 2008

Today's Forecast: Scattered T-Storms, High 75°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • Gaurav Sharma to Lead Center for Electronic Imaging Systems
  • Professor to Codirect Go Tournament in Beijing 'Mind Olympics'
  • Perks for Volunteers Who Park in New Lot
  • Women's Lacrosse Posts Second-Highest GPA in Division III
  • Event Highlight: Warner School Information Session
  • Rochester in the News: Alumnus Charles Strouse on His Passion for Music, Ben Ebenhack on Potential Home Heating Crisis
  • In Higher Education: Zogby Predicts Growth of Distance Education

News and Announcements

Gaurav Sharma to Lead Center for Electronic Imaging Systems

The University's Center for Electronic Imaging Systems has named Gaurav Sharma, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, as the center's new director. Read more...

Professor to Codirect Go Tournament in Beijing 'Mind Olympics'

Thomas Hsiang, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to codirect the Go tournament at the first World Mind Sports Games, to be held in Beijing, Oct. 3 to 18. Read more...

Perks for Volunteers Who Park in New Lot

Volunteers who park in Logan's Lot, the Medical Center's new off-site parking area, will slice their parking fees in half for one year. Expected to open in the fall, the lot will help accommodate special parking needs in the wake of major upcoming construction projects at the Medical Center. Read more...

Women's Lacrosse Posts Second-Highest GPA in Division III

The women's lacrosse team has the second-highest cumulative grade point average in Division III, according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Rochester's cumulative grade point average is 3.453. Bryn Mawr College had a cumulative 3.49, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology was third with a 3.40. Read more...

Events

Thursday, August 14

Warner School Information Session: Rush Rhees Library. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Chicago Tribune (August 11)

"At 80, Charles Strouse Recalls His Journey through the Golden Age of Broadway"

"I work every day. Activity—it's a life force," says Charles Strouse '47E, composer and lyricist for such Broadway hits as Annie and Bye Bye Birdie. "When you enjoy doing what you're doing, which I do very much, I have something to get up for." (Strouse returns to Rochester this fall as part of Eastman Weekend 2008, which takes place in conjunction with Meliora Weekend, Oct. 16-19.) Read more...

WXXI: Need To Know (August 8)

"Keeping Warm at What Cost?"

Listen to Ben Ebenhack, senior lecturer in chemical engineering, discuss the warning by some state lawmakers that New York will face a home heating crisis this winter. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 12)

"Online Universities Are Gaining Acceptance, Pollster Says"

"John Zogby, a pollster, says in a book released [Tuesday] that American society will soon take to distance education as warmly as it has embraced innovations like microbrewed beers, Flexcars, and Netflix." Read more...

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