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In Today's Issue

  • Meliora Weekend, Eastman Weekend Set to Kick Off
  • More from the Weekend
  • Du, Eisenberg Win Nobel Laureate Signature Award
  • Symposium Highlights Computational Research
  • Concert: Big Brother & The Holding Company
  • Annual Coat Drive for Refugees Begins
  • LASIK Information Seminar

News and Announcements

Meliora Weekend, Eastman Weekend Set to Kick Off
Special events for alumni, students, parents, and the rest of the University community mark the start of Meliora Weekend 2010. Featured events include a keynote address by Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for health and medicine at CNN; performances by comedian Jim Gaffigan; a presidential panel on the future of health care; student performances; family events; and more. See the full list on the Meliora Weekend Web site. Eastman School welcomes alumni, parents, and families to Eastman Weekend. Highlights includes music, tours of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, “The Gift of Music: The Rhythm of Life” prism concert, and a performance by legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter ’59E and the Ron Carter Quartet. See the schedule on the Eastman Weekend Web site.

Meliora Weekend attendees are encouraged to share their experiences by posting updates on Facebook, checking into "Meliora Weekend" and other locations around campus on foursquare, and sharing conversations and photos on Twitter and Flickr using the common hashtag #meliora.

More from the Weekend
Also taking place in conjunction with Meliora Weekend:
Stanton/Anthony Conversations: Feminist icon Gloria Feldt joins a panel on "How Women Use Power: Transforming Leadership" Friday at 1:15 p.m.
Athletics Hall of Fame: Nine will join the University's Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday.
Neilly Series: Junot DÍaz, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, will talk about his work as a guest of the Neilly Lecture Series Friday at 6 p.m.
Plutzik Series: The Plutzik Reading Series continues at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday with a presentation by Adam Zagajewski, poet, novelist, translator, and essayist.
Department of Music: College ensembles perform several concerts at Strong Auditorium on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Du, Eisenberg Win Nobel Laureate Signature Award
Former Rochester doctoral student Pingwu Du and his doctoral advisor, Richard Eisenberg, have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry by the American Chemical Society.

Nine Will Join Athletic Hall of Fame
Seven athletes, a coach of a national championship team and several NCAA individual champions, and a longtime contributor to the Department of Athletics and Recreation, will be inducted into the University's Athletics Hall of Fame.

Symposium Highlights Computational Research
The Center for Research Computing, which assists researchers in accessing and applying computation to scientific problems, hosts a monthly symposium at which researchers highlight work performed on the University's Blue Gene/P supercomputer and BlueHive Linux cluster. The next event is Friday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in Goergen 108.

Concert: Big Brother & The Holding Company
Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother & The Holding Company, will give a concert on Sunday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the new Memorial Art Gallery exhibition Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s. Guest star Mary Bridget Davies, from the popular show Love, Janis, also will perform at the show. Tickets are $30 in advance, available at the gallery and at The Bop Shop (Village Gate); $40 at the door.

Annual Coat Drive for Refugees Begins
The Refugee Student Alliance third annual coat drive will be held from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. Gently used or new coats (especially children's sizes), gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, and winter boots are needed. All donations are delivered to nonprofit organizations that distribute them to former refugees who have resettled in Rochester. E-mail for a list of drop-off locations at the River campus, and for a list of drop-offs at Strong Memorial Hospital and affiliated sites.

LASIK Information Seminar
If you are thinking about LASIK surgery in 2011 or want to learn about Strong Vision's year-end LASIK promotions, attend the next educational seminar, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Seating is limited. Call 273-2020 or visit to register. Attendees will receive a free evaluation at a later date to determine they are a good candidate for the procedure.

Oct. 14, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 53°
Showers, High 51°
Today's Event Highlight
International Theatre Program: Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Opening Night
8 p.m., Todd Theatre. Runs through Oct. 23.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Oct. 13)
'CNN's Sanjay Gupta Keynote Speaker at UR's Meliora Weekend'
Meliora Weekend, launched in 2001, provides University of Rochester students and their parents, faculty, and alumni with more than a traditional homecoming. The annual event, which this year begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, provides an opportunity to showcase UR. "I see this as an intellectual feast," said UR President Joel Seligman. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 13)
Are Prescription Drugs 'Cheating'?
In adding misuse of the drugs to its student code, Wesleyan University debates whether study aids qualify as "improper academic assistance." Read more...

Sports Buzz
Cross Country
Oct. 16: 11 a.m. UR Yellowjacket Invitational at Genesee Valley Park.
Field Hockey
Oct. 17: 5 p.m., College of Wooster
Oct. 20: 7 p.m., Utica
Oct. 16: 1 p.m., U.S. Merchant Marine
Women's Rowing

Oct. 16: 8 a.m., Head of the Genesee
Men's Soccer
Oct. 15: 7:30 p.m., Chicago
Oct. 17: 1:30 p.m., Washington University
Women's Soccer
Oct. 15: 5 p.m., Chicago
Oct. 17: 11 a.m., Washington University

Women's Volleyball
Oct. 20: 7 p.m., RIT

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

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