@Rochester: Feb. 20, 2009
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In Today's Issue
- Jon Laukvik To Give First Guest Recital on Craighead-Saunders Organ
- Rochester Scholars Will Show Off Their Work
- International Theatre Program Presents Curse of the Starving Class
- Black History Display Highlights Two Members of the University Community
- Historic Church Hosts Eastman Performance Majors
- Speaker Gives an Introduction to Zen Buddhism
- Event Highlight: Optics Piano Recital
- Rochester in the News: David Primo on the FAA
- In Higher Education: In Search of a Better Search Engine
News and Announcements
Jon Laukvik To Give First Guest Recital on Craighead-Saunders Organ
Acclaimed Norwegian organist Jon Laukvik will present a recital on the Craighead-Saunders Organ in Christ Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Read more...
Rochester Scholars Will Show Off Their Work
Middle school and high school students taking part in the weeklong Rochester Scholars program present their projects and activities in a "BIG Presentation" from noon to 1 p.m. today in the May Room at Wilson Commons. The event is free and open to the general public, staff, family, and friends. For more information, contact Pre-College Programs at 275-3221 or visit www.rochester.edu/osp
International Theatre Program Presents Curse of the Starving Class
The International Theatre Program will present Curse of the Starving Class
, a play about the dissolution of the American dream, at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 and March 4 through March 8, with a 3 p.m. matinee on March 1. Purchase tickets online
or at the door one hour prior to the performance. Read more...
Black History Display Highlights Two University Community Members
In celebration of Black History Month, Frederick C. Jefferson Jr. and Vivian Lewis are being honored for their contributions to the University as well as the Greater Rochester area. A display about these two accomplished members of the University community is featured in the main lobby of Strong Memorial Hospital through Feb. 27. Read more...
Historic Church Hosts Eastman Performance Majors
The second concert in the new "Eastman at St. Michael's Series" of monthly vocal and instrumental recitals will be presented at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22. Performing in the historic St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church will be Eastman students Erica Washburn, soprano, and Christopher Petit, organ.
Speaker Gives an Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Roshi Kjolhede from the Rochester Zen Center will talk about the principles of Zen Buddhism from 5 to 6 p.m. today in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. Sponsored by the Community Learning Center, Satsang: Streams of Thought, and Urban Exploring, the talk is free.
Rochester in the News
ABC News (Feb. 19)
"FAA, NTSB Feud Over Icing Safety"
"One criticism of the FAA is that they move at a glacial pace at everything they do, from modernizing air traffic control to giving due consideration to the NTSB's recommendations," said David Primo, associate professor of political science, who coauthored "The Plane Truth: Airline Crashes, the Media and Transportation Policy." "We would be much better served as a country in terms of regulations if the FAA would simply make decisions." Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 20)
"In Search of a Better Search Engine"
As college sites grow to millions of documents and balloon in complexity, officials turn to Google and other vendors for help. Read more...
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