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@Rochester: Jan. 7, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 7, 2009

Today's Forecast: Wintry Mix, High 35°

Tomorrow: Snow, High 29°

In Today's Issue

  • Challenges of the Shifting Music World Tackled at Eastman Workshop
  • Simon Earns High Marks in BusinessWeek Specialty Rankings
  • Talk Covers 'Structuring and Funding Your New Company'
  • Cycling Event Benefits Golisano Children's Hospital and Camp Good Days
  • Correction: Updated Phone Number for Leadership Conference
  • Event Highlight: Medical Humanities Conference
  • Rochester in the News: George Cook on Gas Prices
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Plan for Obama Inaugural

News and Announcements

Challenges of the Shifting Music World Tackled at Eastman Workshop

Beginning Jan. 22, representatives from 25 of the nation’s premier music institutions will come to the Eastman School of Music for a workshop sponsored by the Institute for Music Leadership on embedding entrepreneurship in their curriculums. Read more...

Simon Earns High Marks in BusinessWeek Specialty Rankings

The Simon School ranks ninth for most improved and 10th for accounting among the top business schools in the world in recently released BusinessWeek specialty rankings. Last month, BusinessWeek ranked Simon the first private business school, the fourth U.S. business school, and 12th overall for return on investment. Read more...

Talk Covers 'Structuring and Funding Your New Company'

Three attorneys from Boylan Brown will discuss "Structuring and Funding Your New Company" in the LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576) at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8. Free and open to the public, the talk is part of the For Inventors, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Offices of Technology Transfer and Center for Entrepreneurship. Refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is required at 784-8856 or david_englert@urmc.rochester.edu. Read more...

Cycling Event Benefits Children's Hospital and Camp Good Days

The fifth annual Cycle for Hope, a cycling event planned for later this month at several fitness centers in Monroe and Ontario counties, will raise money for Golisano Children's Hospital and Camp Good Days and Special Times. Read more...

Correction: Updated Phone Number for Leadership Conference

Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to register for a half-day leadership development workshop on Jan. 26. Get more information and view a printable registration form online. Register by Jan. 12 through the Office of Continuing Professional Education, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box 677, Rochester NY 14642-8677, or call 275-4392 for more details. 

Events

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Medical Humanities Conference: "Health Disparities, Interpreter Use, and the Growth of Spanish-Speaking Population: Are We Communicating Effectively?" K-207, Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Jan. 5)

"Gas Prices Should Remain Level at Least through February"

Prices are unlikely to rebound to the $4 level, at least in the near future, because consumers have shown they will reduce their driving and their demand for petroleum products, says George Cook, executive professor of marketing at the Simon School. "We all learned a bit of a lesson," he adds. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 6)

"Colleges Plan for Obama Inaugural"

Colleges and universities will celebrate and observe the upcoming presidential inauguration—on campus and in Washington. Rochester is helping fund a project entitled "Get on the Bus," which will carry 150 students to Washington. Read more...

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