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University of Rochester News (May 23, 2008) 05/23/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester


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In Today's Issue

  • Davenport-Hatch Foundation Commits $2.5 Million for Eastman Theatre
  • Caine Appointed to Special Panel on Veteran Suicides
  • June 14 Event to Benefit Heart Failure and Transplant Program
  • Event Highlight: Stem Cell Research Symposium
  • Rochester in the News: George Grella on Creator of James Bond Character
  • Inside Higher Ed: Non-Cognitive Qualities Join the GRE

News and Announcements

Davenport-Hatch Foundation Commits $2.5 Million for Eastman

The Davenport-Hatch Foundation has made a $2.5 million commitment—the largest gift in its 56-year history—for the renovation and expansion of Eastman Theatre. The pledge, when combined with the foundation's previous gift of $400,000 for the theater's stage renovations in 2004, represents a $2.9 million commitment to the project. Read more...

Caine Appointed to Special Panel on Veteran Suicides

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Eric Caine, chair of the Department of Psychiatry, to serve on a nine-member panel that will recommend ways to improve V.A. programs in suicide prevention, suicide research, and suicide education. (Also reported by CBS News.) Read more...

June 14 Event to Benefit Heart Failure and Transplant Program

Join patients and staff members from the Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation for the third annual "And the Beat Goes On…" fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Doubletree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester. Read more...


Friday, May 23

Stem Cell Research Symposium: Medical Center, Class of '62 Auditorium. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

USA Today (May 22)

"Summer Books Preview: Readers Can Bond with 007 Once Again"

George Grella, associate professor of English, says the original creator of the James Bond character, the late Ian Fleming, mastered "the mingling of the barely credible and the utterly incredible." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Education

"Non-Cognitive Qualities Join the GRE"

"A major criticism of standardized testing is that it typically fails to measure non-cognitive qualities. The Educational Testing Service, one of the major producers of standardized tests, is acknowledging this concern — and has decided after years of pilot projects and research to add a new, non-cognitive portion to the Graduate Record Exam, which is taken by 600,000 students a year, including most future Ph.D.'s." Read more...

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