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@Rochester: September 3, 2008

@Rochester: September 3, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 85°

Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • Goergen Awards Recognize Faculty, Staff
  • Trustee Robert Goergen '60 to Receive Highest Alumni Medal
  • Medical Center Launches New Clinical Trial Service
  • Warner Professor Looks at Teachers' Use of Blogging
  • New Horizons Ensembles Seek New Members
  • Kauffman Foundation Offers Entrepreneurship Dissertation Grants
  • Event Highlight: Volleyball Home Opener
  • Rochester in the News: Engerman on Transportation and Economic Growth
  • In Higher Education: For Many Teens, Days of Summer Far From Lazy

News and Announcements

Goergen Awards Recognize Faculty, Staff

The recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Education in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering—Fred Cohen, professor of mathematics; Robert Foster, professor of anthropology; James Longenbach, professor of English; Nigel Maister (on behalf of the International Theatre Program); and Jane Possee, associate director of athletics and recreation—will be recognized during the College’s annual Convocation on Friday, September 5. Read more...

Trustee Robert Goergen '60 to Receive Highest Alumni Medal

Trustee Robert Goergen ’60—a namesake for the most distinguished teaching awards presented by the College—will receive the University’s highest alumni award during the College’s fall Convocation on Friday, September 5. Read more...

Medical Center Launches New Clinical Trial Service

The Medical Center and the Clinical Trials Coordination Center have launched a new venture that provides a comprehensive array of supply services to researchers running clinical trials. Read more...

Warner Professor Looks at Teachers' Use of Blogging

A new study by April Luehmann, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, explores how blogging about their work, experiences, opinions, and questions can help promote teachers’ professional identity development. Read more...

New Horizons Ensembles Seek New Members

The Rochester New Horizons music program is hosting an informational meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, in Room One of Messinger Hall at the Eastman Community Music School, 10 Gibbs St. New Horizons provides the opportunity for adults, including those with little or no experience, to begin playing a wind, brass, percussion or string instrument, or to sing. Read more...

Kauffman Foundation Offers Dissertation Grants

The Center for Entrepreneurship announces that the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is accepting grant applications for 2008-09. The program will award up to 15 grants of $20,000 each to doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship. The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, October 1. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, September 3

Volleyball Home Opener: Yellowjackets vs. D’Youville College. Palestra. 7:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Providence Journal (August 31)

"Airline Cutbacks Could Reshape the Future of Secondary-Market Cities"

In a story about how airline cutbacks could affect regional economic development, Stanley Engerman, the John Munro Professor of Economics, is quoted on the role that ready access to transportation plays in economic vitality. "It's not an accident that the great growth of New York came after the building of the Erie Canal," which started in 1817, according to Engerman, who is also a professor of history. Read more...

In Higher Education

Los Angeles Times (August 29)

"For Many Teens, Days of Summer Far From Lazy"

"For fun this summer, Mario Zubia spent six hours a day, five days a week in a Caltech classroom studying neuroscience and physics. He topped it off with five hours of homework a night. . . . Teens such as Mario . . . appear to be growing in number, according to high school and college administrators." Read more...

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