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  • Michael Jarvis Wins Rawley Prize
  • Kopelman String Quartet Returns to Kilbourn Hall
  • Deadline Approaching for Diversity Awards
  • Professor Discusses Early Music on Radio Program
  • New Financial Lender Added to Home-Buying Program
  • Faculty Will Speak at Science Teachers Conference
  • Carillon Concert to Salute Veterans
  • Movie Tells Story of Teens and Entrepreneurship

News and Announcements

Michael Jarvis Wins Rawley Prize
Michael Jarvis, an associate professor of history, has won the 2010 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History for his book, In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. The honor is given each year by the American Historical Association.
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Kopelman String Quartet Returns to Kilbourn Hall
The Kopelman Quartet returns to Kilbourn Hall on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. to present its interpretations of works by Borodin, Shostakovich, and Brahms as part of the Eastman School's Eastman-Ranlet Series.
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Deadline Approaching for Diversity Awards
Nominations are being accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, for this year’s Presidential Diversity Awards. Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or teams who have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online.

Professor Discusses Early Music on Radio Program
Patrick Macey, chair of the musicology department at the Eastman School, discusses his interest in Renaissance music—and how he solved a 16th-century brainteaser—on WXXI's Classical 91.5 FM. The program airs between 6 and 10 a.m.
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New Financial Lender Added to Home-Buying Program
M&T Bank has signed on as one of three financial institutions that work with employees interested in the University Home Ownership Incentive Program. More than 121 faculty and staff have purchased homes in nearby city neighborhoods and have received incentives toward their down payment or closing costs. Contact the Benefits Office at 275-2087 to begin the eligibility process.
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Faculty Will Speak at Science Teachers Conference
The 115th annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of New York State will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Riverside Convention Center. The event will feature talks and sessions led by several University faculty members and students. Presenters include Vera Gorbunova, an associate professor of biology and of oncology; Dina Markowitz, a professor of environmental medicine and director of the Center for Science Education and Outreach; Susan Holt, instructor of environmental medicine; Joseph Henderson, a doctoral student at the Warner School; Brittany Serke, a graduate student in the toxicology training program; Michael DuPre, adjunct faculty from the Center for Science Education and Outreach; Deepika Calidas, a doctoral student in biology; and Brian Brent, the Earl B. Taylor Professor and associate dean of graduate studies at the Warner School.

Carillon Concert to Salute Veterans
On Sunday, Nov. 7, the University's Carillon Society will present a program of music for Veterans Day to honor area veterans and their families. The concert starts at 2 p.m. on the Eastman Quadrangle and is free and open to the public. Parking is available behind Rush Rhees Library. The concert will be repeated Nov. 9 at noon.
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Movie Tells Story of Teens and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship is sponsoring a free showing of Ten9Eight Shoot for the Moon at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. The documentary tells the stories of several inner-city teens as they compete in an annual business plan competition. The event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Nov. 5, 2010
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Weekend Event Highlight
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Saturday, Nov. 6, 4 p.m., Strong Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester City Newspaper (Nov. 3)
Music Profile: Clay Jenkins
Trumpet player and Eastman School professor Clay Jenkins has played in many big bands and recently performed a grueling version of Porgy and Bess. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 4)
Veterans Less Engaged but Satisfied
An influential student survey details impressions and habits of returning service members, as well as more information about individual majors. Read more...

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