University of Rochester News (August 18, 2008)
08/18/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: August 18, 2008
@Rochester: August 18, 2008
Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 83°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 78°
In Today's Issue
- National Cancer Institute Funds Lymphoma Treatment Research
- Eastman School Previews Fall Concerts and Events
- Sessions Outline Auto and Home Insurance Program
- Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
- Rochester in the News: Ralph Locke on Opera's Marcella Sembrich, President Seligman on a New Economic Impact Report
- In Higher Education: Tracking Student Progress and Staying in Touch
News and Announcements
National Cancer Institute Funds Lymphoma Treatment Research
The National Cancer Institute has tapped a team of scientists at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center to lead a $1.6 million research program to improve lymphoma treatment. Read more...
Eastman School Previews Fall Concerts and Events
The Eastman School's upcoming concert season will include performances by the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble and the Ying Quartet, a celebration of one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, the first concerts on the newly constructed organ at Christ Church, and much more. Read more...
Sessions Outline Auto and Home Insurance Program
Local MetLife Auto & Home consultant Keith Christiansen will be available for one-on-one sessions on August 19-20 for faculty and staff who would like to learn more about the voluntary benefit program. View a list of session times and locations
Rochester in the News
Newsday (August 14)
"Adirondack Museum Looks at Legacy of Primadonna"
Ralph Locke, professor of musicology at the Eastman School, comments on the legendary talent of the late soprano Marcella Sembrich, whose teaching studio in the Adirondacks is now home to a museum in her honor. "What's perhaps most impressive about Sembrich is that her voice was rock solid and she had such power [and] flexibility," says Locke. "Sembrich was one of the truly reliable vocal stars who helped implant opera on the American scene." Read more...
Democrat and Chronicle (August 15)
"University of Rochester's Dollars Boost Area Economy"
"In some aspects of what we do, we focus on the student experience, on teaching and scholarship," says President Joel Seligman about the findings of a new Center for Governmental Research report on the University's local economic impact. "Then there are aspects of what the university does that are aligned with job growth and economic development and you take those on a case-by-case basis." Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (August 15)
"Keeping Track of Students, and Staying in Touch"
"A start-up company from a former Blackboard executive is positioning itself to help colleges boost retention with communication tools . . . and lots of data." Read more...
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