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@Rochester: Jan. 5, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 5, 2009

Today's Forecast: Few Snow Showers, High 29°

Tomorrow: Cloudy, High 32°

In Today's Issue

  • Tune In to Hear Eastman Grad Maria Schneider
  • Heavy Snow, Cold Temperatures Can Be Dangerous to Heart Health
  • Kudos Continue for Eastman School's Arabesque Winds
  • Foundation Lauds Warner Student for Contribution to Online Education
  • Event Highlight: Simon School Campus Expo
  • Rochester in the News: Young Musician on TV Program; Robert Frisina on Difficulty Hearing at Parties
  • In Higher Education: Pushing the Envelope on Copyright Exemptions

News and Announcements

Tune In to Hear Eastman Grad Maria Schneider

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m., Grammy Award-winning Eastman alumna Maria Schneider will be the guest on 1370 Connection with Bob Smith on WXXI AM 1370. She will discuss the state of jazz and the business of recording in advance of her concert performance and workshop appearance in Rochester later this month. 

Heavy Snow, Cold Temperatures Can Be Dangerous to Heart Health

Richard Pomerantz, chief of clinical cardiology, says local hospitals see an increase in heart attack cases around this time of the year, a direct result of the weather on individuals who don't know they are at risk. Here are some tips for reducing heart health risks this winter. 

Kudos Continue for Eastman School's Arabesque Winds

Arabesque Winds, a woodwind quintet of Eastman School musicians, has won the Harvard Musical Association's 2009 Arthur W. Foote Prize, the ensemble's second major award this year. Members of the group will travel to Boston to present an award concert on Friday, April 10, and receive the $5,000 prize. Read more...

Foundation Lauds Warner Student for Contribution to Online Education

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognized Eric Fredericksen, a doctoral student in the Warner School's educational leadership program, for serving as chair of the Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning Awards Program the past five years. Read more...

Events

Monday, Jan. 5

Simon School Campus Expo: Simon School Gleason and Schlegel Halls. 4 to 5 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Dec. 29)

"Allendale-Columbia Violinist Performs at the White House"

Gabrielle Monachino, an Eastman Community Music School student, performed some holiday favorites on her violin on 13WHAM News. The 16-year-old junior at Allendale-Columbia School was selected from more than 400 applicants to perform at the White House Holiday Open House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 15. 

ABC News (Dec. 29)

"Hard to Hear at Holiday Parties? Blame Your Brain"

Professor of Otolaryngology Robert Frisina discusses the trouble some people have understanding conversation in a noisy room, sometimes called the cocktail party problem. Frisina is also professor of neurobiology and anatomy and of biomedical engineering. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Dec. 30)

"Pushing the Envelope on Copyright Exemptions"

"Professors and librarians petition U.S. to broaden exceptions to allow more use of DVDs and other audiovisual works in the classroom—and beyond." Read more...

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