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University of Rochester News (Sept. 17, 2008) 09/17/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Sept. 17, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 17, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 74°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 62°

In Today's Issue

  • University Honors Two Equal Rights Champions
  • Memorial Service Celebrates Life of Scott Leister
  • Range of Events Planned for Hispanic Heritage Month
  • New Covered Parking Space for Bikes
  • Event Highlight: Eastman BroadBand
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Zupan and James Brickley on Early Career MBAs, Stewart Weaver on Mountaineering History
  • In Higher Education: How Digital Culture Shapes Students' Minds

News and Announcements

University Honors Two Equal Rights Champions with Frederick Douglass Medal

The University and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will award Frederick Douglass medals on Sept. 23 to two men who have continued the famed abolitionist's battle for equal opportunity: David Kearns, retired CEO of Xerox Corp., and Walter Cooper, retired research scientist at Eastman Kodak Co. Read more...

Memorial Service Celebrates Life of Scott Leister

The University community is invited to attend a "Celebration of Life" memorial service for Scott Leister on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Interfaith Chapel. An undergraduate chemical engineering student in the College, Leister died in an automobile accident near San Francisco on Aug. 17. 

Range of Events Planned for Hispanic Heritage Month

The University is hosting a wide range of events for National Hispanic Heritage Month, which continues through Oct. 15. Read more...

Covered Parking for Bikes Added at Medical Center

The Medical Center has added nine racks that together can accommodate more than 80 bikes. Racks are located on the second level of the parking garage on either side of the entry booths at East Drive and on the ground level of the garage. For more information, call the Parking Office at 275-4524. 


Thursday, Sept. 18

Eastman BroadBand Concert: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Financial Times (Sept. 15)

"Soapbox: Enroll the Young"

"We do not plan to let the race for rankings blind us to our mission to attract the best students and then prepare them to lead," write Simon School Dean Mark Zupan and James Brickley, Gleason Professor of Business Administration, in a "Soapbox" guest essay. Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 14)

"University of Rochester Professor Coauthors Book on Himalayan Mountaineering"

"There have been a lot of books on Himalayan mountaineering but a lot are by the climbers and expedition leaders themselves," says Professor of History Stewart Weaver about his latest book. "They are all great but they have their weaknesses as history books go, so we try to provide some of the historical context for the whole story of Himalayan mountaineering." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 19 Issue)

"The Real Impact of Virtual Worlds"

"Colleges that try to set limits on students' use of the Internet often misread their motivations and the meaning of online life for them." Read more...

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