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@Rochester: May 14, 2009

@Rochester: May 14, 2009

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In Today's Issue

  • Study: Achieving Fame, Wealth, and Beauty are Psychological Dead Ends
  • Red Line Saxophone Quartet Wins Fischoff Gold Medal
  • Newspaper Ad Highlights Award-Winning Faculty and Staff
  • Optical Engineer to Receive 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Eastman School Dean Will Be Given Alumni Honor
  • Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies Launches New Web Site
  • Course on Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
  • Munnerlyn Atrium Series Finale Features Hawaiian Music
  • Event Highlight: Rochester High Falls International Film Festival
  • Rochester in the News: Jamal Rossi on Eastman Expansion; Lynn Smith on the Primary Project
  • Inside Higher Education: The "Snugg" Life

News and Announcements

Achieving Fame, Wealth, and Beauty are Psychological Dead Ends, Study Says

If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life—think again. A new study by three Rochester psychologists demonstrates that progress on these fronts can actually make a person less happy. Read more...

Red Line Saxophone Quartet Wins Fischoff Gold Medal

For the second time in less than two months, the Red Line Saxophone Quartet has taken home a top honor from a major national chamber music competition. Read more...

Newspaper Ad Highlights Award-Winning Faculty and Staff

The University salutes its many faculty and staff award winners from the past year in a full-page ad appearing in Friday's Democrat & Chronicle

Optical Engineer to Receive 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Stephen Fantone '97 (PhD) will receive the 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Sunday, May 17. Each year the award is given to an alumnus who has made exemplary contributions to technology, business, education, and society. Read more...

Eastman School Dean Will Be Given Alumni Honor

Doug Lowry, dean of the Eastman School, will receive the 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award from USC's Thornton School of Music at the school's honors convocation today. Lowry has two master's degrees from USC—one in trombone performance and a second in orchestral conducting. He will also give the commencement address at the music school's ceremony Friday. 

Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies Launches New Web Site

The new University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies Web site has been launched. The primary mission of the committee is to encourage and facilitate interactions on topics cutting across traditional boundaries between departments and schools. 

Course on Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Primary care physicians and other subspecialists can get an update in the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases at the "Targeting Inflammatory Pathways" course offered from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Call 275-4392 or e-mail the Continuing Professional Education Office for details. 

Munnerlyn Atrium Series Finale Features Hawaiian Music

Kimo & Ka'iulani will give the final performance in the Munnerlyn Atrium Performing Arts Series at noon today in Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall. Enjoy the sounds of Hawaiian slack key guitar, ukulele, and vocals. 

Events

Thursday, May 14

Rochester High Falls International Film FestivalInvisible: Abbott Thayer and the Art of Camouflage. Memorial Art Gallery. 7 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

13 WHAM-TV (May 12)

"Eastman Expanding"

'It was very integral that music be a part of this…George Eastman wanted the community to experience music that he loved," says Jamal Rossi, associate dean of the Eastman School. Read more...

RNews (May 7)

"Program Focuses on Mental Health"

"It doesn't look at kids already when they're having too many crises in their lives. It looks at kids early on," says Lynn Smith, a social worker with the Children's Institute, about the Primary Project. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (May 12)

"Snugg Life"

Source of shame or not, the Snuggie has become a phenomenon among college students—and among just about everyone else who covets free hands and toasty elbows. Read more...

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