University of Rochester News (Nov. 14, 2008)
11/14/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: Nov. 14, 2008
@Rochester: Nov. 14, 2008
Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 60°
Tomorrow: Rain, High 54°
In Today's Issue
- Center for Electronic Imaging Systems Has Record Economic Impact
- Engineer Gets $1.75 Million to Study Biofuel
- Lung Disease Awareness is Focus of Global Effort on Nov. 19
- Free Russian Family Day at Memorial Art Gallery
- Looking for Ways to Help the Children's Hospital This Holiday Season?
- Miner Library Sponsors Food Drive
- Event Highlight: Midnight Ramblers Concert
- Rochester in the News: Tom DiPiero on Humanities and Culture
- In Higher Education: Colleges Want a Piece of Next Stimulus Bill
News and Announcements
Center for Electronic Imaging Systems Announces Record Year
another record-breaking year, the Center for Electronic Imaging Systems
(CEIS) announced Thursday it has made a $134.5 million economic impact
in New York State in the 2007-08 fiscal year. Read more...
Engineer Gets $1.75 Million to Study Biofuel
Wu, professor of chemical engineering, has received a $1.75 million
grant to investigate a way to turn waste biomass, such as grass
clippings, cornstalks, and wood chips, into usable hydrogen or
ethanol. Read more...
Lung Disease Awareness is Focus of Global Effort on Nov. 19
19 has been designated World COPD Day 2008 (chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease) and the theme this year is Breathless not Helpless.
The Medical Center and the American Lung Association have joined
together to form the Better Breathers Club, a monthly educational
support group for patients and their families. Read more...
Free Russian Family Day at Memorial Art Gallery
Sunday, Nov. 16 from noon to 5 p.m., the Memorial Art Gallery will host
Russian Family Day. Admission is free and includes Russian music, dance
and art activities. It also includes admission to the gallery and the
exhibition "Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the
Romanovs." Read more...
Want to Help the Children's Hospital This Holiday Season?
it be buying unlimited supplies of coffee for coworkers or attending
holiday performances with family, there are there are many
opportunities to support Golisano Children's Hospital. Read more...
Miner Library Sponsors Food Drive
Through Dec. 12, Miner Library is sponsoring a food drive in conjunction with Foodlink
. To help, drop nonperishable items in the blue barrel inside Miner's front entrance.
Rochester in the News
WXXI 1370 Connection
"The Humanities in a Challenging Age"
Tom DiPiero, senior associate dean of humanities, was a guest on WXXI's 1370 Connection
on Monday Nov. 10. He talked with host Bob Smith about the humanities and the political debate known as the "culture wars." Listen
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 13)
"As the Economic Crisis Hits Home, Colleges Seek Help From Congress"
is crafting a second economic-stimulus bill, and the nation's colleges,
hit by the deepening fiscal crisis, want a share of the money." Read more...
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