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@Rochester: April 15, 2009

@Rochester: April 15, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 55°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 56°

In Today's Issue

  • Biodiesel Bus Takes Maiden Voyage on Rochester's River Campus
  • Reading the World Conversation Series
  • Security Awareness Is Focus of IT Spring Newsletter
  • Go Green: University Reduces Waste in Recycling Competition
  • Eastman Theory Professor Named Journal Editor
  • Tips for Managing Your Money in a Challenging Economy
  • Professor Shares Research in Progress
  • KEY Scholars Will Discuss Tutoring Project
  • Event Highlight: SBAI Faculty Research Seminar—Greta Niu
  • Rochester in the News: Joseph Roscoe on Wristbands that Lessen Nausea
  • In Higher Education: Plan to Change Student Lending Sets Up a Fight

News and Announcements

Biodiesel Bus Takes Maiden Voyage on Rochester's River Campus

A team of undergraduates is putting fast food's fatty byproduct to good use with a student-led project called UR Biodiesel. They plan to convert excess fryer oil from Dining Services into biodiesel to fuel shuttle buses. The maiden voyage will be Earth Day, April 22. Read more...

Reading the World Conversation Series

Noted authors Jan Kjaerstad and Mark Binelli will read from their fiction at 6 p.m. April 30 at the Interfaith Chapel as part of the Reading the World Conversation Series. Read more...

Security Awareness Is Focus of IT Spring Newsletter

The Spring 2009 edition of Plugged IN, Information Technology's newsletter, is now available. This special issue is dedicated to security awareness, covering a wide range of University-wide collaborative security measures—from new student and staff information security awareness campaigns and "Security Tips of the Week" to the initiatives involving data encryption, new ID badges, and security assessment scans. 

Go Green: University Reduces Waste in Recycling Competition

Rochester ranked in the top 20th percentile for three competitions in RecycleMania, a 10-week nationwide competition among colleges and universities aimed at increasing awareness of recycling and promoting waste reduction on campus. This year's competition was a collaborative effort among students, staff, and the University's waste hauler, Waste Management. The average amount of recyclables per person rose from 10.07 pounds in 2007 to 16.22 pounds in 2009. The University's ranking also rose from 118/175 in 2007 to 57/292 in 2009 in the Per Capita competition, beating out Brown University and Dartmouth College. See full results from the competition and winners of the University's Recyclemania trivia contest

Eastman Theory Professor Named Journal Editor

Steven Laitz, associate professor of theory and affiliate faculty of the Chamber Music Department at the Eastman School, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Music Theory PedagogyRead more...

Tips for Managing Your Money in a Challenging Economy

Learn how to manage your money in challenging times today, April 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Romano Room (1-9041) in the Medical Center. The session will be conducted by a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union, as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Professor Shares Research in Progress

Joanne Bernardi, professor of Japanese, will talk about her research in progress, "Finding Film: Image as Artifact," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in the Gamble Room in Rush Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

KEY Scholars Will Discuss Tutoring Project

Current Kaufmann Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Scholars Amanda Ziegler, Alicia Oddo, Derek Crowe, and Andrew Flack are researching the impact of tutoring on Rochester youths. Learn more at a talk at 7 p.m. tonight in Morey 205. 

Events

Wednesday, April 15

SBAI Faculty Research Seminar—Greta Niu: "Getting Wired: Chinese Cyborgs in Films and Video Games." Lattimore Hall 540.  Noon.

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

Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (April 13)

"Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation"

"We know the placebo effect exists; the problem is that we don't know how to measure it very well," says corresponding author Joseph Roscoe, a research associate professor at the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 12)

"Plan to Change Student Lending Sets Up a Fight"

"The private student lending industry and its allies in Congress are maneuvering to thwart a plan by President Obama to end a subsidized loan program and redirect billions of dollars in bank profits to scholarships for needy students." Read more...

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