University of Rochester News (September 2, 2008)
09/02/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: September 2, 2008
@Rochester: September 2, 2008
Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 84°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 83°
In Today's Issue
- President Seligman: 'Welcome to an Exciting School Year'
- Students Awarded Jazz Scholarships to Eastman
- Gerald Gamm to Discuss Political Conventions Today on WXXI
- Faculty Club is Open for Lunch
- Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar Features Sustainability Talk
- Event Highlight: Simon School Campus Expo
- Rochester in the News: Freshmen Spruce Up Their Adoptive Hometown
- In Higher Education: Scavenging Students Face Stiff Competition
News and Announcements
President Seligman: 'Welcome to an Exciting School Year'
"The University of Rochester is on the move," President Joel Seligman writes in a message welcoming faculty, students, and staff to the University for the 2008—09 school year. "I hope you can feel the spirit and the energy of the many initiatives that are under way." Read more...
Students Awarded Jazz Scholarships to Eastman
Three musicians have joined the Eastman School's incoming freshman class as recipients of the Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music scholarship. Read more...
Gerald Gamm to Discuss Political Conventions Today on WXXI
Gerald Gamm, associate professor and chair of political science, will discuss issues facing delegates to this summer's political conventions on WXXI's radio show 1370 Connection
today at noon.
Faculty Club is Open for Lunch
Dining Services announces that the Faculty Club is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a list of other dining locations and hours, visit the Campus Dish Web site
Wednesday Brown Bag Seminar Features Sustainability Talk
Jason Hamilton, associate professor of biology at Ithaca College, presents the talk "Sustainability: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?" during a Brown Bag seminar at noon Wednesday, September 3, in room 108 of Goergen Hall. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (August 29)
"UR Freshmen Spruce Up Their Adoptive Hometown"
"I want students to know that there are many opportunities for community service in Rochester," says Rochester junior Kierstin Hughes, who served as student coordinator of Wilson Day 2008. She helped organize more than 1,000 students and staff who pitched in at 40 nonprofit organizations in the Rochester area for the annual day of community service. Read more...
In Higher Education
Boston Globe (August 29)
"First Come, First Served"
"It's tough to be a student scavenger these days. There was a time when you could reliably troll the streets of student-heavy neighborhoods around Labor Day and find all the discarded IKEA bendable floor lamps, used futons, CD towers, and swivel desk chairs you could possibly need, courtesy of the students whose leases had expired." Read more...
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