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@Rochester: Oct. 20, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 20, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 62°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 47°

In Today's Issue

  • Seen and Heard: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2008
  • View Video of Ed Hajim's $30M Gift Announcement
  • Campus Sustainability Day Features Talks, Fair, and More
  • Sign up for Free Stress Management Workshop
  • Jazz Master in Residence at Eastman
  • Free Seminar to Tackle Acupuncture and Fertility
  • Reminder: Nominate a Student Leader for an Anthony Award
  • Graduate Student Wins Award for Fuel Cell Research
  • Event Highlight: Music on My Mind
  • Rochester in the News: Joanne Bernardi on Film Preservation Program
  • In Higher Education: Families Struggle with Tuition Costs

News and Announcements

Seen and Heard: Meliora and Eastman Weekends 2008

Stephen Colbert"You have to look directly into what scares you most," CNN reporter Anderson Cooper said on Saturday during the keynote address of Meliora Weekend. Thousands of alumni, parents, and friends attended the annual celebrations on the River Campus and at the Eastman School that featured panel discussions, symposia, live performances, reunion dinners, and more. The Eastman Weekend festivities included the public debut of the Craighead-Saunders Organ and a special ceremony feting legendary jazz composer Dave Brubeck, who received an honorary doctor of music degree.

Political satirist Stephen Colbert (pictured above with students) took aim at presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama during his two performances on Saturday. He even poked a little fun at Rochester, bantering about the city's long winters, beloved white hots, and the University's motto. He also offered advice to students: "Work hard, don't complain, and don't be lazy," he admonished. "You are the future. . . . UR." View more photos… 

View Video of Ed Hajim's $30M Gift Announcement

Watch Friday's news conference where Board Chair Ed Hajim '58 announced his $30 million commitment to the University—the largest single gift in the school's history. He was joined by President Seligman and Robert Clark, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. (See related media coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle, Newsday, WXXI, and 13WHAM.) 

Campus Sustainability Day Features Talks, Fair, and More

Richard Jackson, an internationally recognized environmental health expert and a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, will give two upcoming talks about the environment and health issues. The Tuesday, Oct. 21, talk at 5:30 p.m. in Goergen Hall will be followed by another talk on Wednesday, Oct. 22, as part of Campus Sustainability Day. The day will feature Jackson's talk at 11 a.m. at the Medical Center, a sustainability fair in Wilson Commons from noon to 2 p.m., tours, a Web cast, and an evening discussion about renewable resources.  Read more...

Sign up for Free Stress Management Workshop

Oct. 22 and 29, Well-U, in partnership with Strong EAP, will offer "Coping with Work and Family Stress," a free two-day stress management workshop for faculty and staff. The sessions from 1 to 4:30 p.m. offer techniques for limiting sources of stress and ways to manage stress when it does occur. Read more...

Jazz Master in Residence at Eastman

Trumpeter Eugene "Snooky" Young, whose seven-decade career has included stints with Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and the Tonight Show band, will share his experience with Eastman School students this week. Read more...

Reminder: Nominate a Student Leader for an Anthony Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for this year's Susan B. Anthony Student Leadership Awards. Nominations can be made online. The deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 22. 

Free Seminar to Tackle Acupuncture and Fertility

Acupuncture as a complement to fertility treatment will be discussed at a free seminar offered by the Strong Fertility Center at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Women's Health Pavilion, 500 Red Creek Drive in Henrietta. Read more...

Graduate Student Wins Award for Fuel Cell Research

Yuxiu Liu, a chemical engineering graduate student, has been selected First Place Winner for the 2008 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Award for Fuel Cell Research. Her research deals with the development of hydrogen fuel cells. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Music on My Mind: Medical Center. 4:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

13WHAM TV (Oct. 17)

"Selznick Graduate Program in Film and Media Preservation"

Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, and Patrick Loughney, curator of the motion picture department at the George Eastman House, discuss the Selznick Graduate Program in Film and Media Preservation, an initiative run jointly by the University and the George Eastman House. View the video... 

In Higher Education

New York Times (Oct. 17)

"In Downturn, Families Strain to Pay Tuition"

"In difficult dinner-table conversations, college students and their parents are revisiting how to pay tuition as personal finances weaken and lenders get tough." Read more...

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