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@Rochester: Sept. 12, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 12, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 75°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 76°

In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Watch As Listener's Brain Predicts Speaker's Words
  • English Professor to Discuss American Identity on WXXI Today
  • Lecture Series Highlights Women's Leadership
  • Hartnett Hosts Opening Reception, Artist Talk for New Exhibit
  • Free Seminar Looks at Effect of Environmental Factors on Fertility
  • Book Sale: Clean off Your Bookshelf; Fill It Back Up
  • Weight Watchers Programs Begin this Month
  • Event Highlight: Talk by Family Guy's Mike Henry
  • Rochester in the News: Anthea Butler on Sarah Palin's Former Church, Eastman Student Steve Lecik on the Presidential Election
  • In Higher Education: Student Newspapers Thrive

News and Announcements

Scientists Watch As Listener's Brain Predicts Speaker's Words

Scientists at the University have shown for the first time that our brains automatically consider many possible words and their meanings before we've even heard the final sound of the word. Read more...

Lecture Series Highlights Women's Leadership

A new lecture series, "Unfinished Business: Realizing the Promise of Women's Leadership," will bring three accomplished women in the national spotlight to deliver lectures on women's leadership at the Simon Graduate School of Business this fall. Read more...

English Professor to Discuss American Identity on WXXI Today

John Michael, professor of English and of visual and cultural studies, will talk about his new book, Identity and the Failure of America, today at noon on WXXI's 1370 Connection with host Bob Smith. (Read recent coverage about Michael's book in the Democrat and Chronicle.) 

Hartnett Hosts Opening Reception, Artist Talk for New Exhibit

The Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons celebrates the opening of You Are Full of Magic today with a talk by artist Danielle Rante at 4:30 p.m. and opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Read more...

Free Seminar Looks at Effect of Environmental Factors on Fertility

Experts at the Strong Fertility Center will present the latest information on environmental exposures and fertility at a free seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at the Women's Health Pavilion, 500 Red Creek Drive in Henrietta. Read more...

Book Sale: Clean off Your Bookshelf; Fill It Back Up

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Friends of the UR Libraries and the River Campus Libraries All-Campus Book Sale on Wednesday, October 1 (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and Thursday, October 2 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), in the Hawkins-Carlson Seminar Room. To prepare for the sale, the Library Office is accepting book donations. Read more...

Weight Watchers Programs Begin this Month

The University's Well-U program is sponsoring three new Weight Watchers sessions that begin this month. Sessions are 16 weeks long and take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Read more...

Events

Friday, September 12

Talk by Mike Henry: Co-Creator of Family Guy. Strong Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Salon.com (September 11)

"Where She Was Saved"

"All of us in the business know that 'Christian Center' is an Assemblies of God church trying to rebrand itself to people who are not necessarily Pentecostal," says Anthea Butler, associate professor of religion, in a report about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's former church. "You don't put Assemblies of God on the door because people think, 'Oh, those are the holy rollers.'" Read more...

WXXI (September 9)

"Generation XXI Votes: Steve Lecik"

Listen to Eastman School student Steve Lecik '08, a trombone major, discuss the issues that concern him most in this year's presidential election. The interview with WXXI's Brenda Tremblay is part of an ongoing series profiling young voters. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 11)

"Student Newspapers Escape Most Financial Problems of Larger Dailies"

"It's all doom and gloom in commercial newspapers these days: buyouts, layoffs, and fleeing advertisers. But most student newspapers seem to be doing just fine." Read more...

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