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University of Rochester News (April 30, 2008) 04/30/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: April 30, 2008
@Rochester: April 30, 2008
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In Today's Issue
  • Rochester Students Win National College Bowl
  • Eastman's John Beck Performs Final Faculty Recital
  • Renew Parking Permits Online
  • Event Highlight: Celebration of the 'Book'
  • Rochester in the News: Rajiv Dewan on Rising Gas Prices and the Economy
  • Inside Higher Ed: Making Wikis Work for Scholars
News and Announcements
Rochester Students Win National College Bowl
A five-student team from the University defeated teams from 15 other universities in a come-from-behind, first-place finish in this year's National College Bowl Tournament in St. Paul, Minn. The team will hold an engraved silver cup until next year's competition. Read more...
Eastman Percussion Professor John Beck Performs Final Faculty Recital
John BeckAfter almost five decades on the faculty of the Eastman School, Professor of Percussion John Beck (pictured right) will present his final faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Eastman Theatre before he retires this spring. Admission is free to University ID holders. Read more...
Renew Parking Permits Online
Online registration for 2008-09 parking permits begins May 5 and ends June 30. Those who renew online by May 31 will be automatically entered into a Medical Center parking sweepstakes with prizes ranging from a year of free parking to a reserved space in a selected lot. For more information, visit, or call the Medical Center Parking Office at 275-4524 or River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983. 
Wednesday, April 30
Celebration of the 'Book': Rush Rhees Library. 4 p.m.
For more events:
Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 29)
"Costs Are Continuing to Take Flight"
Rajiv Dewan, an associate professor and director of graduate programs at the Simon School, comments on rising gas prices and the effect on the overall economy: "Part of the reason gas prices are going up is not just the cost of the oil, but also the drop in the dollar," which makes imported oil more expensive. . . . "When the price of energy goes up, the price of almost everything made goes up." Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (April 28)
"Making Wikis Work for Scholars"
"For all the hand-wringing over whether Wikipedia is a legitimate source for completing college assignments, some professors are quietly incorporating it into their classrooms and even their research. Others, noting features of the Web site that contribute to inaccuracies and shortchange the value of expertise, are building variations on the model that are more amenable to academics and to peer review." Read more...
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