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@Rochester: April 28, 2009

@Rochester: April 28, 2009

Today's Forecast: Rain, High 68°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 61°

In Today's Issue

  • Important Information for the University Community on Swine Influenza
  • A Message From President Seligman on President Obama's Commitment to Scientific Research
  • Geologists Will Explore Link between Ancient Mountain Formation and Climate Change
  • Cheer on the Yellowjackets at Frontier Field
  • Ying Quartet Welcomes Violinist Frank Huang
  • Colloquium Honors Work of Anthropology Professor
  • Managing Your Money during Tough Times
  • New Site for 'Celebration of the Book'
  • National Health Care Directive Day 'Lunch & Learn'
  • Event Highlight: Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on the Swine Flu
  • In Higher Education: Close the Book. Recall. Write It Down.

News and Announcements

Important Information for the University Community on Swine Influenza

Key safety officers at the University are monitoring reports of the human cases of swine influenza in the United States and elsewhere. No faculty, staff, or students have reported symptoms of concern at this time. Read more...

A Message From President Seligman on President Obama's Commitment to Scientific Research

"President Obama yesterday announced an historic commitment to scientific innovation, one that will re-establish the nation's leadership in cutting-edge research, address critical nation challenges such as energy independence, and lead to the development of new technologies that will benefit society and foster high technology commercial enterprises. The federal government has long played an essential role in the advancement of scientific knowledge and many of the technologies that we now take for granted were developed with the support of federal funds. The new initiatives announced by the president today will propel science forward towards new frontiers of innovation and discovery.

This initiative may prove to be of historical significance. The president yesterday articulated a bold vision to reinvigorate the American scientific enterprise through a commitment to basic and applied research, innovation, and education. These investments will not only enable us to address the great scientific questions of the 21st century, but they will lay the scientific foundation for the prosperity of future generations." 

Geologists Will Explore Link between Ancient Mountain Formation and Climate Change

Carmala Garzione, associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, is leading a team of nine scientists from six institutions that has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate how rising mountain ranges may have altered the global climate. Read more...

Cheer on the Yellowjackets at Frontier Field

Join alumni, families, parents, and friends on Friday, May 1, as Rochester's baseball team takes on St. John Fisher at 7:30 p.m. at Frontier Field. Wear your Rochester blue and yellow to support the team. Admission is free and free parking is available in the VIP Lot, across from the main gate. 

Ying Quartet Welcomes Violinist Frank Huang

Violin virtuoso Frank Huang will join the Grammy-winning Ying Quartet. He will also be appointed associate professor of violin and associate professor of chamber music at the Eastman School, where the ensemble is the string-quartet-in residence. Read more...

Managing Your Money during Tough Times

Learn how to manage your money in challenging times today from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) 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. 

Colloquium Honors Work of Anthropology Professor

"Kinship, Personhood and Agency," a colloquium in recognition of the work of Anthony Carter, professor of anthropology, is planned for 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1, in Dewey Hall 2110E. Invited speakers include Ayala Emmett, associate professor of anthropology; Jessica Gale '04; Thomas Gibson, professor of anthropology; Nancy Levine '78 (PhD), professor of anthropology at UCLA; and Jonathan Parry, director of studies in history at the University of Cambridge. A reception will follow. 

New Site for 'Celebration of the Book'

The location of the second annual "Celebration of the Book" has been changed to the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. The May 7 event will honor faculty and staff who have authored a book during the previous year. 

National Health Care Directive Day 'Lunch & Learn'

From 1 to 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 29, there will be a "Lunch and Learn" event for employees to highlight the importance of advance health care decision making. The event will be held in the Northeastern Room (C 1-9535) in the Medical Center. Call 276-5050 for more information or enroll online

Events

Tuesday, April 28

Symphony Orchestra Concert: Strong Upper Auditorium. 8 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Time Magazine (April 24)

"Experts Hunt New Swine Flu After 7 Sickened"

Scientists keep a close eye on flu viruses that emerge from pigs. The animals are considered particularly susceptible to both avian and human viruses and a likely place where the kind of genetic reassortment can take place that might lead to a new form of pandemic flu, says John Treanor, professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology, and chief of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 27)

"Close the Book. Recall. Write It Down."

"New research shows that the best study method is to read once, then attempt to recall what you've read, but professors remain reluctant to recommend that method to students." Read more...

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