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In Today's Issue

  • University to Honor Nobel Prize Winner
  • Flags Lowered in Memory of Fallen Marine
  • John Covach on Local Morning Show Today
  • Rochester Team Heads Publication of Blake Manuscript
  • Road to Rhodes Scholarship Ends for Senior
  • Video: UR Quidditch Team
  • Social Networking Safety Tips
  • Share Your Opinions on the Public Market

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 memory.

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

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.

Nov. 22, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 57°
Rain, High 54°
Today's Event Highlight
Music on My Mind Concert Series
5 p.m., Flaum Atrium, Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 19)
University of Rochester Physicists Follow Antimatter Research in Switzerland
Kevin McFarland, a professor of physics, is closely following the news that scientists near Geneva, Switzerland, have done the first successful trapping of an atom of antimatter. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 19)
Higher Ed Research Roundup
A meeting of scholars of academe features a rare panel on for-profit colleges, a talk by new NCAA chief, and a study about what institutional characteristics matter most in student outcomes. Read more...

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