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@Rochester: Dec. 4, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 4, 2008

Today's Forecast: Rain/Snow, High 38°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 30°

In Today's Issue

  • University Will Honor Nobel Prize Winner
  • President Seligman to Discuss Financial Regulation Today on WXXI
  • Rochester Graduate to Head Environment Health Institute
  • New Blog Includes News about Memorial Art Gallery
  • Student Singers Create Scholarship for Prospective Students
  • Event Highlight: Eastman at Washington Square Concert
  • Sports Buzz: Men's and Women's Basketball at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Charles Plosser on the Economy's Future
  • In Higher Education: U.S. Lags In Providing College Access, Study Finds

News and Announcements

University Will Honor Nobel Prize Winner

Nobel Laureate Arvid Carlsson will receive the Eastman Medal Thursday, Dec. 4. The award ceremony and lecture by Carlsson will begin at 3 p.m. in the Lower Adolph Auditorium in the Medical Center. Read more...

President Seligman to Discuss Financial Regulation Today on WXXI

President Seligman will be a guest on WXXI's 1370 Connection from 1 to 2 p.m. today, Dec. 4. He is scheduled to talk with host Bob Smith about his recent testimony on Capitol Hill regarding the nation's financial regulatory system and share his thoughts on steps the incoming administration should take to address regulatory issues. 

Rochester Graduate to Head Environment Health Institute

Toxicologist Linda Birnbaum '67 has been named director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Birnbaum, who is currently a senior advisor at the Environmental Protection Agency, will begin her appointment in January. Read more...

New Blog Includes News about Memorial Art Gallery

The University community is invited to check out the Memorial Art Gallery's new blog, MAGBlog. The blog shares news and stories, giving visitors an insider's look at the museum. 

Student Singers Create Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

The Midnight Ramblers created the $5,000 award for an incoming freshman who demonstrates an appreciation and passion for music innovation. Read more...

Events

Thursday, Dec. 4

Eastman at Washington Square: "A Parade of Preludes: Part I." First Universalist Church (corner of South Clinton Avenue and Court Street). 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Women's Basketball—Dec. 9: William Smith. 6 p.m.

Men's Basketball—Dec. 9: Hobart College. 8 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Reuters (Dec. 2)

"Fed Officials Play Down Risk of Deflation"

Philadelphia Federal Bank Reserve President and former Simon School Dean Charles Plosser was in Rochester to deliver his 30th annual economic seminar on Tuesday. Plosser predicted that economic growth would resume in the second half of 2009, although at a rate of less than 2 percent. He also played down the risk of Japan-style deflation. (See additional coverage by the Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Washington Post (Dec. 3)

"U.S. Lags In Providing College Access, Study Finds"

"Other countries are outpacing the United States in providing access to college, eroding an educational advantage the nation has enjoyed for decades, according to a study released by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education." Read more...

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