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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman School Performers Featured at Jazz Festival
  • University Mourns the Death of Ya-Sin Yawn
  • Diabetes Care Program Wins Quality Seal
  • Friends of Rochester Athletics Golf Classic
  • Second Friday Science Social

News and Announcements

Eastman School Performers Featured at Jazz Festival
The 2010 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival prominently features Eastman School students, faculty, and alumni in the nine-day celebration in downtown Rochester.

University Mourns the Death of Ya-Sin Yawn
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in memory of Ya-Sin Yawn, a painter from University Facilities and Services, who died last week of a gunshot wound suffered May 29. Yawn, who was with the University since 2004, was 38.

Diabetes Care Program Wins Quality Seal
The Medical Center's Primary Care Network has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the consistent high quality of care its physicians provide to patients with diabetes.

Friends of Rochester Athletics Golf Classic
The third annual Friends of Rochester Athletics Golf Classic is Thursday, June 24, at Ravenwood Country Club in Victor.  Details on the tournament and sponsorship opportunities are available online. E-mail Dan Wesley or call 275-7102 by June 11 to register.

Second Friday Science Social
The next Second Friday Science Social features a presentation by Willis Li, an associate professor of genetics and of oncology. He will discuss "JAK of All Trades: What We Have Learned from the Fruit Fly Drosophila" at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 11, in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Snacks and drinks will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.

June 10, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Shower, High 68°
Partly Cloudy, High 76°
Today's Event Highlight
Coping with Work and Family Stress Workshop
Noon. Louise Slaughter Room (1-9545) Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (June 4)
'Son House Tribute'
Daniel Beaumont, an associate professor of religion and classics, talks about blues legend Son House. Part I. Part 2.

In Higher Education
USA Today (June 9)
'College Tuition Discounts Draw in Students for Summer'
At least a dozen private and public colleges seeking to fill quiet summer campuses and bring in additional revenue are making undergraduates—and in some cases high school students—offers that are too good to pass up. Read more...

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