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@Rochester: Jan. 21, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 21, 2009

Today's Forecast: Scattered Flurries, High 23°

Tomorrow: Flurries, High 30°

In Today's Issue

  • Spring Semester at Eastman Brings Concerts, Festivals, and More
  • Two Local Teens Make Semi-Finals in National Science Competition
  • School of Nursing Professor to Visit Thailand as Fulbright Specialist
  • University Flag Lowered Today in Honor of Surgeon
  • Warner Professor Authors Chapter in Alumna's Book
  • Call for Student Life Awards Nominations
  • Event Highlight: Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service
  • Rochester in the News: Jill Halterman on the Impact of Smoking on Infants, Students Attend Inauguration
  • In Higher Education: New Hope for Lifting Women in Science

News and Announcements

Spring Semester at Eastman Brings Concerts, Festivals, and More

Concerts at the Eastman School this semester celebrate a vast range of musical styles and genres through dramatic performances by Eastman faculty, students, and guest artists. Read more...

Two Local Teens Make Semi-Finals in National Science Competition

Two local teens have earned recognition in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search for research projects carried out last summer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Read more...

University Flag Lowered Today in Honor of Surgeon

The University flag had been lowered to half-staff today to honor Thad Boss, assistant professor of surgery, who died last month at age 43. Boss was an expert in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery at Highland Hospital. Read more...

School of Nursing Professor to Visit Thailand as Fulbright Specialist

Jeanne Grace, professor emeritus of clinical nursing at the School of Nursing, is spending six weeks in Thailand this winter as a Fulbright senior specialist lecturing at Mahidol University. Read more...

Warner Professor Authors Chapter in Alumna's Book

Joanne Larson, Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of the teaching and curriculum program, contributed a chapter in Breaking the Silence: Recognizing the Social and Cultural Resources Students Bring to the Classroom, a book edited by Warner alumna Catherine Compton-Lilly. Read more...

Call for Student Life Awards Nominations

Nominations for this year's University Student Life Awards are now being accepted. Undergraduate students from the College and Eastman School are eligible. Submit nominations by Friday, Feb. 6, at noon. Contact Joanne King in the Dean of Students office at 275-4085 with any questions. 

Events

Thursday, Jan. 22

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service: Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

National Post (Jan. 19)

"Living with a Smoker Hard on Tiny Infants"

"In this study, we found that respiratory illnesses were very common among very low birth weight infants in their first year of life," says Jill Halterman, associate professor of pediatrics. "In fact, almost 1 in 10 infants had already been diagnosed with asthma at this very young age." Read more...

Messenger Post (Jan. 20)

"'I Want to Be Part of That Happiness'"

"Obama is carrying on the legacy of Dr. King and so many others," Rochester student Derek Ward-Joyles '11 told a Messenger Post reporter about attending President Barack Obama's inauguration. "This is the next step in American history and it is for the good." Another 150 Rochester students traveled to Washington as part of a University-sponsored trip. Before leaving, a few shared their thoughts about the historic inauguration in the latest issue of Currents

In Higher Education

New York Times (Jan. 19)

"In 'Geek Chic' and Obama, New Hope for Lifting Women in Science"

"Some scientists say that now is the time to tackle the problem of attracting more women into the fold, and keeping them once they are there." Read more...

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