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University of Rochester News (Oct. 15, 2008) 10/15/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Oct. 15, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 15, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 66 °

Tomorrow: Showers, High 58 °

In Today's Issue

  • Graduate Student Charged, University Cooperating with Investigation
  • Correction: Meliora Weekend Parking Update
  • Dave Brubeck to Speak and Be Honored during Eastman Weekend
  • Theater Program Opens Season with Award-Winning Comedy
  • Restaurant Closed for Meliora Weekend
  • Event Highlight: Faculty Research Seminar
  • Rochester in the News: Steven Landsburg on the Economic Bailout
  • In Higher Education: Alliance to Promote Student Learning Measurement

News and Announcements

Graduate Student Charged, University Cooperating with Investigation

Gilbert Kirton, a graduate student in English, has been charged with "possession of obscene sexual performance by a child," according to a statement by the New York State Police on Oct. 14. He was arraigned on Oct. 10. "The charge is serious. The University has cooperated fully and vigorously in this investigation," says Walter Mauldin, director of University Security. Read more...

Correction: Meliora Weekend Parking Update

The shuttle service information included in Tuesday's @Rochester was incorrect. River Campus Parking expects minimal disruption to employee parking during Meliora Weekend. However, to accommodate attendees with special parking needs on Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, faculty and staff are asked to use the Laser Lab and Whipple Park Lots for overflow if their regular lots are unavailable on those days. Shuttle service to the River Campus from those lots will be provided from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m on Thursday and 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m on Friday. If special accommodations are necessary, contact the Parking Office at 275-RIDE (275-7433). 

Dave Brubeck to Speak and Be Honored during Eastman Weekend

Legendary jazz composer and performer Dave Brubeck will appear in two events that are free and open to the public during the Eastman School of Music's upcoming Eastman Weekend. Read more...

Theater Program Opens Season with Award-Winning Comedy

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You, presented by the International Theatre Program in Todd Theater, opens Thursday, Oct. 16, and runs for nine performances, including two matinees, through Oct. 25. Read more...

Restaurant Closed For Meliora Weekend

The Meliora Restaurant & Faculty Club will be closed beginning today to accommodate for Meliora Weekend events. The facility will reopen on Monday, Oct. 20, with regular service hours. 


Wednesday, Oct. 15

Faculty Research Seminar: Talk by Sue Gustafson. Lattimore Hall 540. Noon to 1 p.m

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Slate (Oct. 13)

"How the Bailout Auction Should Work"

"So how do you set a fair price for an asset that nobody else is bidding on? Last week I couldn't have answered that question. Today, thanks to a conversation with my University of Rochester colleague Mark Bils, I can," writes Steven Landsburg, professor of economics, in a guest essay. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 13)

"New National Alliance Plans to Promote Measurement of Student Learning"

The leaders of several higher-education associations and foundations have agreed to form a new alliance to promote the measurement and improvement of student learning at colleges. Read more...

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