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University of Rochester News (August 29, 2008) 08/29/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 29, 2008

@Rochester: August 29, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 77°

Tomorrow: Morning Clouds, High 80°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Names New Chair of Anesthesiology
  • Wilson Day 2008: Slide Show
  • Artist Perdiguero Speaks Sept. 4 at Memorial Art Gallery
  • Event Highlight: Orientation 2008—Job Fair for Students
  • Rochester in the News: Elizabeth Marvin and 'Perfect Pitch'
  • In Higher Education: Chronicle of Higher Education's Almanac 2008–09

News and Announcements

Medical Center Names New Chair of Anesthesiology

Denham Ward, professor of biomedical engineering and anesthesiology and former chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chair of anesthesiology at the Medical Center. He succeeds James Robotham, who recently stepped down as chair to focus on his research. Read more...

Wilson Day 2008: Slide Show

More than 1,000 University freshmen fanned out across the city and suburbs to volunteer at 40 local schools, churches, community agencies, neighborhoods, and nonprofit organizations in the Rochester area during the 20th annual Wilson Day on Thursday, Aug. 28. Read more...

Artist Perdiguero Speaks Sept. 4 at Memorial Art Gallery

Juan Perdiguero, one of six artists featured in the 3rd Rochester Biennial,
speaks on his work at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 4, in the Memorial Art
Gallery's auditorium. His illustrated lecture, the third of four offered in
conjunction with the exhibition, is free with admission.


Friday, August 29

Orientation 2008—Job Fair for Students: May Room & Bridge Lounge. 1 to 3 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

UPI (August 26)

"Perfect Pitch May Be Heard Often"

Elizabeth Marvin, professor of music theory at the Eastman School, talks about a study she and Elissa Newport, professor in the College's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, conducted that indicates more people have "perfect pitch" than previously thought. "Tests for perfect pitch have always demanded that subjects already have some musical training or at least familiarity with a particular piece of music, which really limits the pool of candidates you can test," says Marvin. "That means nobody really knew how prevalent perfect pitch is in humans in general." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (July 21)

"Almanac, 2008–09"

"This special report features national and state-by-state data on colleges and universities, as well as regional profiles of the issues facing academe across the country." Read more...

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