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@Rochester: Jan. 22, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 22, 2009

Today's Forecast: Few Snow Showers, High 30°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 34°

In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Composer Awarded Fromm Foundation Commission
  • Address Culminates Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr
  • Business Model Workshop Series Starts Today
  • University Technology Provides Superior Imaging at the Nanoscale
  • School of Nursing Opens Entrepreneurship Lecture Series
  • Event Highlight: Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra
  • Sports Buzz: Men's and Women's Basketball at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Steven Chu Confirmed as Energy Secretary, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman on the Inaugural Speech
  • In Higher Education: More Women on College Boards

News and Announcements

Eastman Composer Awarded Fromm Foundation Commission

Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, associate professor at the Eastman School, has received a Fromm Commission, which carries a $10,000 award from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. He is one of only 12 composers selected for the commission, which is considered one of the most prestigious awards in composition. Read more...

Address Culminates Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Business Model Workshop Series Starts Today

Interested in entrepreneurship? The 2009 Mark Ain Business Model Workshop Series & Competition, open to the entire University community, will cover how to write an effective business model plan in three sessions. The first of the free workshops, "Market Need, Opportunity, Idea Formation," takes place today, Jan. 22, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Schlegel Hall 103. Read more...

University Technology Provides Superior Imaging at the Nanoscale

SiMPore Inc., a company commercializing nanotechnology invented at the University, has developed an ultra-thin microscope slide that significantly improves high-resolution imaging of nanoscale materials such as proteins, viruses, and carbon nanotubes. Read more...

School of Nursing Opens Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

The School of Nursing presents "Fundamentals of Intellectual Property," the first in a series of Entrepreneurship Lectures, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Helen Wood Hall. Read more...

Events

Friday, Jan. 23

Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra: Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

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

Women's Basketball: 
Jan. 23. 6 p.m. Washington (MO) University.
Jan. 25. 2 p.m. University of Chicago.

Men's Basketball: 
Jan. 23. 8 p.m. Washington (MO) University.
Jan. 25. Noon. University of Chicago.

Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (Jan. 21)

"Senate Confirms Raft of Cabinet Picks"

Steven Chu '70, alumnus and University trustee, was confirmed as Secretary of Energy on Jan. 20. His appointment was one of six presidential cabinet posts confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Read more...

R News (Jan. 20)

"Local Reaction to Inauguration"

Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, assistant professor of political science, says she hopes President Obama's speech to the world will influence local communities. "I think fundamentally his message is about, talk to your neighbors. Talk to your neighbors; get to know the people around you. And then think about 'how can I serve?'"
 Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 21)

"More Women on College Boards"

A national survey finds slow but steady progress in gender diversity among higher education trustees. Read more...

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