News and Announcements
University to Honor Nobel Prize Winner
Nobel laureate Eric Kandel will receive
the University’s Eastman Medal Monday, Nov. 22, at the School of
Medicine and Dentistry. Kandel received the Nobel Prize in physiology or
medicine in 2000 for his outstanding research into the understanding of
Flags Lowered in Memory of Fallen Marine
The United States and University flags
will be lowered to half-staff today to honor Marine Staff Sergeant
Javier Ortiz Rivera. The Rochester native was killed during combat
operations in Afghanistan's Helmand Province on Nov. 16.
John Covach on Local Morning Show Today
John Covach, chair of the Department of Music and a professor of music theory at Eastman, will appear on 13 WHAM News This Morning on CW-WHAM to discuss how The Beatles’ arrival on iTunes could impact the music industry. His segment is scheduled to take place at 8:20 a.m. Covach is a rock historian and author of What’s That Sound? An Introduction to Rock and Its History.
Rochester Team Heads Publication of Blake Manuscript
The William Blake Archive recently published an electronic edition of Blake’s manuscript for An Island in the Moon, an unfinished satire by the poet and printer. The publication was the first major project of the Rochester English department’s Blake Archive team. For further details, visit Blake Archive Updates.
Road to Rhodes Scholarship Ends for Senior
Congratulations to Yaneve Fonge ’11, a microbiology and immunology
major, who was a finalist this weekend for a Rhodes Scholarship, which
is widely considered one of the most prestigious academic honors that a
college student can be awarded. Although Fonge was not selected for one
of the 32 scholarships awarded to U.S. students, she joined a select
group of students who were chosen as candidates based on their academic
achievements and leadership.
Video: UR Quidditch Team
Do you know the difference between a
pitch and a snitch? Learn more about the game of quidditch with the
University's quidditch team, the Thestrals, in this video.
Social Networking Safety Tips
As the popularity of social sites such
as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn grows, so do the risks of
using them. University IT offers guidelines to protect yourself by being proactive, aware, and responsible
for your privacy. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
Share Your Opinions on the Public Market
Undergraduates in the Local and Global Market Research anthropology course are conducting a study in cooperation with the Rochester Public Market, which was just voted the best farmers market in the nation. Give feedback regarding your experience at the market by taking a quick survey.