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@Rochester: Feb. 4, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 4, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow/Wind, High 18°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 25°

In Today's Issue

  • Alumnus Nominated to Serve as Veteran Affairs Deputy Secretary
  • Paper Examines the 'Death of Entanglement'
  • Scientist to Share Ideas on 'Technological Democracy' and Unleashing Innovation
  • Talk Explores Roman Architecture
  • 'Go Red' for Women's Heart Health on Friday
  • Event Highlight: Health Care Education Fair
  • Rochester in the News: Chamber Orchestra's Chile Trip
  • In Higher Education: Call to Action for Leaders of Private Colleges

News and Announcements

Alumnus Nominated to Serve as Veteran Affairs Deputy Secretary

President Obama has nominated alumnus W. Scott Gould '85S (MBA), '87W (EdD) to serve as deputy secretary at the Department of Veteran Affairs. (See coverage by the Washington Post.) Gould is currently vice president for public sector strategy at IBM Global Business Services and a former intelligence officer in the naval reserve. During President Obama's campaign and after his election, Gould was cochair of the National Veterans Policy Team and cochair of the Veterans Agency Review Team for the Presidential Transition Team. Read more...

Paper Examines the Death of Entanglement

In the current issue of the journal Science, Joseph Eberly, professor of physics, with his colleague Ting Yu, reviews four years of investigation into what is now called "the sudden death of entanglement," which they first reported in 2004. Read more...

Scientist to Share Ideas on 'Technological Democracy' and Unleashing Innovation

William Wulf, a renowned computer scientist and former president of the National Academy of Engineering, will visit the River Campus later this week to give two talks, both of which are free and open to the public. His Thursday, Feb. 5, discussion at 3:15 p.m. will focus on the importance of technological literacy to citizenship and U.S. democracy. Friday, Feb. 6, at 12:15 p.m., Wulf will look at factors stifling innovation in the United States and offer possible solutions. Undergraduates and graduate students will also have a chance to meet with Wulf during two breakout sessions on Friday. The public talks are part of the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Visiting Scholars Program.  For details, contact the Department of Computer Science at 275-5671. 

Talk Explores Roman Architecture

The Archaeology Engineering and Architecture program welcomes archaeologist John Peter Oleson from the University of Victoria, Canada, for a Feb. 17 talk called "Harena sine calce: Building Disasters, Incompetent Architects, and Construction Fraud in Ancient Rome." The talk begins at 5 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. 

'Go Red' for Women's Heart Health on Friday

Well-U, the Medical Center's Fitness and Wellness Center, and Food and Nutrition Services are joining with the American Heart Association to promote Go Red for Women on Feb. 6 by providing activities and information to increase awareness of heart disease in women. Heart-healthy lunches will be promoted that day. In addition, the Fitness and Wellness Center will offer a step class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and a Yogafit class from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. free to nonmembers. The exercise room also will be open to nonmembers. Read more...


Wednesday, Feb. 4

Health Care Education Fair: Eisenberg Rotunda at the Simon School. 4 to 7 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (Feb. 3)

"Chamber Orchestra's Chile Trip"

Members of the University Chamber Orchestra share stories and photos from their recent trip to Chile. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 3)

"Leaders of Private Colleges Are Urged to Help Right the Nation's Course"

At a recent conference, former U.S. Comptroller David Walker challenged college leaders to be part of the solution for the ailing economy. Read more...

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