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@Rochester: September 8, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 78°

Tomorrow: Chance of Thunderstorms, High 75°

Please Note: We apologize to the those who are receiving a second copy of today's issue. An error in the way we that we scheduled @Rochester over the weekend resulted in many people receiving an earlier copy.

In Today's Issue

  • Wilmot Cancer Center Makes Major Announcement Today
  • 'Bon Voyage' Concert Marks Eastman's Role at International Festival
  • Photo Essay: College Convocation
  • Event Highlight: Guest Recital—U.S. Army Band Wind Quintet
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Clark on Bringing Engineering into the Liberal Arts; Edward Deci Cited for Research on Incentives for Learning
  • In Higher Education: Student Activists Atwitter

News and Announcements

Wilmot Cancer Center Makes Major Announcement Today

Faculty and staff are invited to a formal announcement from the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at noon today in the atrium of the center. Look for details of the announcement this afternoon at the center's Web site. 

'Bon Voyage' Concert Marks Eastman's Role at International Festival

Eastman BroadBand Ensemble, one of several Eastman School ensembles invited to perform at the fourth annual Chihuahua International Festival through October 1 in the Mexican city will perform a "bon voyage" concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 18, in Kilbourn Hall. The program includes a selection from the concerts that the BroadBand Ensemble and the woodwind quintet Arabesque Winds will present in Chihuahua. Read more...

Photo Essay: College Convocation

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering recognized the recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Education, and Trustee Robert Goergen '60 received the University's highest alumni award as the College officially welcomed students, faculty, and staff to the new academic year on September 5. View photos . . .  


Tuesday, September 9

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Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 5)

"Engineering and the Liberal Arts: Strangers No Longer"

The comments of Robert Clark, the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, are excerpted from a symposium on the importance of integrating engineering into the disciplines that have traditionally been thought to make up the liberal arts. "The take-home message is that core training and exposure to courses that span the disciplines of science and engineering—including uncertainty analysis—are essential for all liberal-arts students," Clark notes. Read more...

Los Angeles Times (September 5)

"Pay to Learn Shortchanges Kids"

The work of Edward Deci, a professor in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, is cited in a guest opinion that argues most research shows that paying students to do well in school is counterproductive. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (September 5)

"Student Activists Atwitter"

"[C]ollege has an important role to play in a presidential campaign in which many believe young voters could make a crucial difference. Of course, that's a prediction trotted out by experts every four years." Read more...

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