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@Rochester: March 2, 2009

@Rochester: March 2, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 27°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 31°

In Today's Issue

  • Upcoming Talk Focuses on Douglass, Lincoln
  • Plutzik Reading Series Features Mary Gaitskill
  • Library Staff Member Known for Contagious Enthusiasm
  • NYC Ensemble Performs Free Concert Today at Eastman
  • Security Tip of the Week: National Consumer Protection Week
  • Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
  • Talk Focuses on 'Music of the Police'
  • Event Highlight: Feminism's First Wave
  • Rochester in the News: Finding Genes That Make Teeth Grow In a Row
  • In Higher Education: Stopping the Clock ... on Grants

News and Announcements

Harvard Professor to Examine Legacy of Douglass, Lincoln

John Stauffer, professor of English and American literature and language at Harvard University, will give a talk titled "Douglass and Lincoln: From Dred Scott to Obama" on Friday, March 6,  in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. The talk, which will be followed by a reception, begins at 4:30 p.m. Read more...

Plutzik Reading Series Features Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill, acclaimed author of several novels and story collections, will give a reading in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library at 8 p.m. tonight as part of the English department's Plutzik Series. Read more...

Library Staff Member Known for Contagious Enthusiasm

Kathy MetzAsk Kathy Metz for help, say her colleagues, and you are guaranteed to walk away happy. Her direct and collaborative manner has made the small Interlibrary Loan office she manages particularly responsive to requests for materials not quite at the borrower's fingertips in libraries around the University. Metz, who has worked at Rush Rhees Library for 28 years, was honored in 2008 with a Meliora Award. Nominations are being accepted now for the 2009 Witmer and Meliora Awards. Access nomination materials online. 

NYC Ensemble Performs Free Concert Today at Eastman

As part of the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor project "Music and Spectacle: Music As Text/Text As Music," the award-winning chamber ensemble Sequitur presents a free concert at noon today in the Eastman School's Kilbourn Hall. The New York City group is known for its performances of new and unusual music. 

Security Tip of the Week: National Consumer Protection Week

March 1 to 7 marks the 11th Annual National Consumer Protection Week. Information available on the NCPW Web site can help people get the most for their money, whether they are trying to stretch their paychecks, find a quick fix for a spotty credit history, or tell the difference between a real deal and a potentially fraudulent product or service. (Have a security tip you'd like share? Send it to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.) Read more...

Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?

Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted). Read more...

Talk Focuses on 'Music of the Police'

Mark Spicer, associate professor of music and Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, will discuss "Style and Idiolect in the Music of the Police" at 4:30 p.m. today in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. A discussion will follow the lecture. 

Events

Tuesday, March 3

Feminism's First Wave: Dead Feminists Society: Panel discussion on the roots of feminism in upstate New York. Morey Hall 321. 7:30 p.m. See a schedule of other Women's History Month events.

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

Rochester in the News

CBS News (Feb. 26)

"Finding Genes That Make Teeth Grow All In A Row"

Ever wonder why sharks get several rows of teeth and people only get one? Some Rochester scientists did, and their discovery could spur work to help adults one day grow new teeth when their own wear out. Also reported by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and others. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 27)

"Stopping the Clock ... on Grants"

A Congresswoman wants to use federal research agencies to promote the advancement of women in university science departments. Read more...

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