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@Rochester: Dec. 10, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 10, 2008

Today's Forecast: Rain/Snow, High 38°

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 28°

In Today's Issue

  • Planet Predicted by Professor Is Seen
  • Nikki Giovanni to Give Martin Luther King Jr. Address
  • Eastman Community Music School Student to Perform at White House
  • Webcast of Investiture Ceremony Online
  • Panelists to Discuss 'Good Science vs. Good Commercial Product'
  • UR Press Will Release Book about Dane Rudhyar Next Month
  • Event Highlight: Wilson Commons Wednesday
  • Rochester in News: Chamber Orchestra Featured on TV Segment
  • In Higher Education: New Rules on Student-Privacy Law Are Released

News and Announcements

Planet Predicted by Professor Is Seen

In 2006, Alice Quillen, associate professor of physics and astronomy, predicted that a planet of a particular size and orbit must lie within the dust of a nearby star. That planet has now been photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope, making it only the second planet ever imaged after an accurate prediction. Read more...

Nikki Giovanni to Give Martin Luther King Jr. Address

Poet, writer, educator, and activist Nikki Giovanni will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Giovanni's talk is free and open to the public. Read more...

Eastman Community Music School Student to Perform at White House

Gabrielle Monachino, an Eastman Community Music School student, is heading to Washington, D.C., to present a 90-minute concert of Christmas music at the White House Holiday Open House on Monday, Dec. 15. The 16-year-old violinist was selected based on a DVD of a performance she presented in Kilbourn Hall. Read more...

Webcast of Investiture Ceremony Online

A webcast of Monday's investiture ceremony for School of Nursing Dean Kathy Parker is available online. 

Panelists to Discuss 'Good Science vs. Good Commercial Product'

The School of Medicine and Dentistry is hosting a free entrepreneurship lecture from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Panelists will discuss "When Good Science Makes a Good Commercial Product—And When It Doesn't." Free parking is available in the Kornberg Lot off Elmwood Ave. Registration is required. Call 276-3500 or e-mail cfe@rochester.edu to reserve a spot. Read more...

UR Press Will Release Book about Dane Rudhyar Next Month

The University of Rochester Press announces that Dane Rudhyar: His Music, Thought, and Art, by Deniz Ertan, will be available in January 2009.  The new book, based on Rudhyar's personal archives, is the first full-length study of the composer, writer, painter, and astrology expert. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Wilson Commons WednesdayMediterranean-themed lunch. Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Dec. 9)

"University of Rochester Chamber Orchestra"

David Harman, professor of music and director of orchestral activities, along with Chamber Orchestra members Leah Rankin and Katie Young, discussed the group's upcoming trip to Chile, where they will meet and play with similar youth orchestras. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 9)

"New Rules on Student-Privacy Law Are Released"

The Education Department's new regulations will allow colleges more room for judgment about when to disclose information about students who pose a threat to health or safety. Read more...

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