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In Today's Issue

  • Events Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Simon School Convocation Marks Start of Year
  • AstraZeneca Joins Rochester Cardiac Safety Initiative
  • Reading the World Conversation Series Begins Tonight
  • Hollywood Director Visits Campus Friday

News and Announcements

Events Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
The University is hosting a variety of events in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Find descriptions, dates, and times for the events here.

Simon School Convocation Marks Start of Year
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, University administrators, and Simon School faculty will welcome the MBA classes of 2011 and 2012 at a convocation ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today in the Interfaith Chapel, River Campus. Joseph Abrams ’74S (MBA), co-founder of MySpace and a member of the Simon School National Council and the Executive Advisory Committee, will deliver the convocation address.
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AstraZeneca Joins Rochester Cardiac Safety Initiative
AstraZeneca purchased a one-year membership to gain access to an international repository of data designed to aid industry and academic researchers developing new technologies to improve cardiac safety. The database, called the Telemetric and Holter ECG Warehouse, helps researchers better evaluate how drugs affect the heart.
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Reading the World Conversation Series Begins Tonight
Open Letter kicks off its Reading the World Conversation Series tonight at 6 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library with an event dedicated to Swiss author Robert Walser. Susan Bernofsky, a German translator of Walser, will talk with Barbara Epler, publisher of New Directions, about Walser and his recently deciphered “microscripts,” published in English translation by New Directions.
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Hollywood Director Visits Campus Friday
The Campus Activities Board presents a talk by Brett Ratner, director, producer, and entrepreneur, on Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Ratner is best known for his work on the Rush Hour movie series, X-Men 3: The Last Stand, and the television series Prison Break. Tickets are now on sale ($5 for undergrads and $15 for the community) at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or can be purchased online.
Sept. 23, 2010
Chance T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
Isolated T-Storms, High 77°
Tomorrow:
Cloudy, High 84°
Today's Event Highlight
Neilly Series Lecture: Jeffrey Jackson
7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Sept. 18)
'Remaking a Dark Tale, With Real-Life Notes'
The JACK Quartet, a fast-rising ensemble whose members met composer Hannah Lash when they were undergraduates at the Eastman School, will premiere Lash's "Blood Rose" in Manhattan this week. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 20)
'Classroom iPad Programs Get Mixed Response'
A few weeks after a handful of colleges gave away iPads to determine the tablet's place in the classroom, students and faculty seem confident that the device has some future in academe. Read more...

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