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  • Piano Competition Finalists Play with RPO Saturday
  • Mitch Miller Interview to Be Aired Sunday
  • Students in Rochester Scholars Jr. Present Projects
  • Limited Tickets Remain for Shaw Festival 2010
  • Seminar Covers Financial Markets
  • Golf Tournaments Support Wilmot Cancer Center

News and Announcements

Piano Competition Finalists Play with RPO Saturday
For the first time in the history of the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, the finalists will play the final round with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Top prize winners are announced after the event, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, in Hochstein School of Music. University ID holders receive a discount on the admission price of $25, and tickets are available in advance at the RPO office.

Mitch Miller Interview to Be Aired Sunday
WXXI TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11) will rebroadcast a half-hour interview with legendary musician, record producer, and television star Mitch Miller '32E on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. In the program, which was recorded in 1985 as part of the station’s "The Rochester I Know" series, Miller shares stories of growing up in Rochester and attending the Eastman School.

Students in Rochester Scholars Jr. Present Projects
Middle school students taking part in the summer session of Rochester Scholars Jr. will present their projects and activities from 3 to 4 p.m. today in the Schlegel Rotunda. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Pre-College Programs at 275-3221 or visit

Limited Tickets Remain for Shaw Festival 2010
Join Alumni Relations for George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma at the internationally acclaimed Shaw Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada. Prior to the show, enjoy lunch and a discussion with Paul Sportelli '83E, who returns for his 12th season as the festival's music director. Admission is $80 per person and includes lunch and the show. Registration is required.

Seminar Covers Financial Markets
Faculty and staff are invited to a quarterly financial market update seminar, presented by Fidelity Investments, one of the investment providers under the University’s Retirement Program. The seminar will cover the economy, the financial markets, domestic and international stock performance, and bond-market interest rates. There will be two sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 10: 10 to 11 a.m. in Hoyt Auditorium, River Campus, (note the room change) and noon to 1 p.m. in the Class of ’62 Auditorium, Medical Center. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information and registration details, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Golf Tournaments Support Wilmot Cancer Center
Friends and family of the late Clinton Cooper and James Marasco are organizing golf tournaments on Saturday, Aug. 7 and 14, to support research and patient care at the Wilmot Cancer Center.

August 6, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 75°
Sunny, High 74°
Today's Event Highlight
Symposium Celebrating Martin A. Gorovsky: A Legacy of Excellence
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Goergen Hall 101.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 5)
'UR's Plan: Foster Ideas, Invest'
The University wants to help create "the next Xerox, the next Kodak, the next Bausch + Lomb," President Joel Seligman said Wednesday. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 5)
'Colleges and the Governors' Races'
Higher education is taking a back seat to jobs in this year's election, but many gubernatorial candidates recognize the need for change. Read more...

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