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In Today's Issue

  • University Recognized for Scientific Excellence
  • Study: Environmental Factors Limit Species Diversity
  • Acclaimed Psychiatrist, Author to Give MLK Address
  • Program Aims to Link Older Adults to Prevent Suicide
  • Professor Cited for 'Exceptional' Study of Carmen
  • Gifts to Advance Simon School Initiatives
  • Public Computers Will Soon Require Login
  • Eastman Theatre Documentary Gets Encore Airings
  • Bookstore Holiday Hours Set
  • Variety of Courses Offered this Summer
  • @Rochester Returns Jan. 3

News and Announcements

University Recognized for Scientific Excellence
A recent report by Thomson Reuters places Rochester on a short list of influential U.S. research institutions whose scholarly publications were referred to most frequently by colleagues.
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Study: Environmental Factors Limit Species Diversity
New research on lizards in the Caribbean supports the theory that finite space, limited food supplies, and competition for resources all work together to achieve equilibrium of species diversity. Richard Glor, an assistant professor of biology, coauthored the study, which builds on the original theory by extending it over a longer timespan.
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Acclaimed Psychiatrist, Author to Give MLK Address
Harvard University psychiatrist and noted author Alvin Poussaint will deliver the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, Jan. 21. The free talk starts at 6 p.m. in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus.
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Program Aims to Link Older Adults to Prevent Suicide
The Centers for Disease Control has awarded $2 million to the Medical Center to test whether linking lonely and socially disconnected seniors with other caring older adults reduces the risk of suicide.
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Professor Cited for 'Exceptional' Study of Carmen
A book that includes a study of Bizet’s Carmen by Ralph Locke, a professor of musicology at the Eastman School, won the Ruth Solie Award from the American Musicological Society. Locke’s article, “Spanish Locale Color in Bizet’s Carmen: Unexplored Borrowings and Transformations” appears in Music, Theater, and Cultural Transfer: Paris 1830-1914. The Solie Committee noted that Locke’s chapter “brims over with original insights.”
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Gifts to Advance Simon School Initiatives
The Simon School of Business is receiving four major gifts totaling $3.9 million to advance strategic initiatives in the areas of faculty recruitment, curricular enhancement, and scholarship support.
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Public Computers Will Soon Require Login
Starting in January, access to kiosks and public computers in the libraries and IT Center on the River Campus will require login credentials for use. The new logon requirements are part of an effort to protect information and will help preserve availability of computers for the University community. Look for an e-mail with more details on the change during the week of Jan. 4.
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Eastman Theatre Documentary Gets Encore Airings
WXXI will air Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre and its new companion program, The Vision Realized, on Saturday, Jan. 1, at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). It will also air on WXXI-WORLD (DT21.2/cable 524) on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
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Bookstore Holiday Hours Set
The River Campus bookstore is closed today, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and Wednesday, Dec. 29, and then closed for the remainder of the week. The Medical Center store is closed today, open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 30. It will be closed for the rest of the week. The Eastman School bookstore is closed all week.

Variety of Courses Offered this Summer
The summer schedule of College courses is ready online. Summer classes can help students get ahead, catch up, repeat a course, or just try something different. Learn about the tuition benefits plan for University employees and get the  updated Employee Tuition Waiver and Tuition Reimbursement applications here. Registration opens April 4. For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/summer.

@Rochester Returns Jan. 3
@Rochester resumes its daily schedule on Monday, Jan. 3. Happy New Year!

Dec. 27, 2010
Snowy/Windy
Today's Forecast:
Snow Shower/Wind, High 22°
Tomorrow:
AM Snow Showers, High 27°
Event Highlight
Kwanzaa Family Day
Thursday, Dec. 30, 4  to 9 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
NPR (Dec. 20)
Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skiills
"It turns out that action video games are far from mindless," says Daphne Bavelier, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 20)
Universities Gain from Licensing Activity
A new survey says scientific research from about 150 universities created 555 startup companies and resulted in over 4,500 patent optioning and licensing deals last year, earning $1.8 billion in payouts for the institutions in the process. The numbers continue a decade-long trend of the increased role of universities in generating commercial products for businesses. Read more...


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