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@Rochester: Feb. 24, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 24, 2009

Today's Forecast: Flurries, High 26°

Tomorrow: Few Snow Showers, High 41°

In Today's Issue

  • Linguistic Anthropologist to Present Warner's Scandling Lecture
  • Toni Whited Installed Today as Jones Professor
  • Ash Wednesday Service Schedule
  • Skalny Lecture Series Continues Thursday
  • Meeting Will Focus on Faculty Diversity
  • Yale Political Scientist to Discuss Identity Politics
  • Opthalmology Conference Planned for Next Month
  • Event Highlight: Wake Up in Wilson
  • Rochester in the News: Ralph Locke on Wagner
  • In Higher Education: Threat to Online Learning—From New York's Tax Department?

News and Announcements

Linguistic Anthropologist to Present Warner's Scandling Lecture

Shirley Brice Heath, a linguistic anthropologist, will present "Making Voluntary Expertise Count: Embedding, Envisioning, and Enlisting Adolescent Literacy" on March 26. The Spring 2009 Scandling Lecture is hosted by the Warner School. Read more...

Toni Whited Installed Today as Jones Professor

Toni Whited, an expert in finance, macroeconomics, and econometrics, will be formally installed later today as the first Michael and Diane Jones Professor of Business Administration at the Simon School. Read more...

Ash Wednesday Service Schedule

The Catholic Newman Community will be holding services on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, on the River Campus: ashes and mass, Interfaith Chapel, 12:10 p.m.; ashes given out, Interfaith Chapel, 4 to 7 p.m.; ashes and mass, Friel Lounge (Susan B. Anthony Halls), 10 p.m. During Lent, Father Brian Cool will be celebrating mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary. 

Skalny Lecture Series Continues Thursday

Radosław Rybkowski, associate professor and vice director of the Institute of America Studies and Polish Diaspora at Jagiellonian University in Poland, will give a talk on Thursday, Feb. 26, as part of the Skalny Lecture and Artist Series. The talk on Polish foreign policy will be held in the Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Read more...

Meeting Will Focus on Faculty Diversity

A Faculty Diversity Initiative Town Hall Meeting is planned from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Northeastern Room (1–9525) in the Medical Center. This is your chance to ask questions about the University's Faculty Diversity Initiative and to offer suggestions to those responsible for administering the program. Provost Ralph Kuncl will facilitate the discussion. 

Yale Political Scientist to Discuss Identity Politics

Khalilah Brown-Dean, the Peter Strauss Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University, will discuss the Obama presidency's effect on identity politics in the "Two Icons Lecture," from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Welles-Brown Room at Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Ophthalmology Conference Planned for Next Month

The 54th Annual Ophthalmology Conference for physicians is set for March 20-21 at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Individual sessions and corresponding topics have been selected to educate professionals and provide state-of-the-art information affecting the practice of ophthalmology. Call 275-4392 or e-mail CMEOffice@urmc.rochester.edu for more information. 

Events

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Wake Up in Wilson: Enjoy a healthy breakfast with the theme "Fabulous in February." Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Christian Science Monitor (Feb. 20)

"L.A. Comes of Age with Opera Giant"

"It is nearly impossible to overestimate the impact of Wagner's operas on Western culture," says Ralph Locke, professor of musicology at the Eastman School. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 23)

"Threat to Online Learning—From New York's Tax Department?"

A state agency rules that continuing education courses delivered at a distance, and without meaningful faculty interaction, should be taxed as if the user has bought a piece of software. Read more...

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