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@Rochester: May 21, 2009

@Rochester: May 21, 2009

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 81°

Tomorrow: PM Showers, High 72°

In Today's Issue

  • Endoscopic CryoSpray Technology Lets Doctors Freeze Tumors
  • Eastman Pianist Starts Van Cliburn Competition on May 22
  • 'Eastman at St. Michael's' Series Features Trumpet, Organ Recital
  • Fencing to be Installed Around CTSB Site
  • Salsa Classes Start Next Month
  • 'Hot Blues for the Homeless' Concert: A Tribute to 'Son' House
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Dick Rasmussen Featured in NCAA Magazine
  • In Higher Education: Commercialization in College Sports May Have 'Crossed the Line,' Congressional Report Says

News and Announcements

Endoscopic CryoSpray Technology Lets Doctors Freeze Tumors

Interventional gastroenterologists at the Medical Center are the first in upstate New York to treat early esophageal tumors and precancerous growths with a deep-freezing spray of liquid nitrogen. Read more...

Eastman Pianist Starts Van Cliburn Competition on May 22

The 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gets underway Friday, May 22, and Eastman School student Zhang Zuo will be taking the stage of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth as one of the competitors. Read more...

'Eastman at St. Michael's' Series Features Trumpet, Organ Recital

Music by Josh Reed, trumpet, and Daniel Aune, organ, will wrap up the spring season of "Eastman at St. Michael's Series" concerts. The concert will be presented at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, in the historic St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Read more...

Fencing to be Installed Around CTSB Site

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, construction fencing will block the pedestrian walkway that previously led from Lots 2 and 3 to Crittenden Boulevard. Parkers who use these lots are advised to head either west (out to the sidewalk that hugs Kendrick Road) or east (immediately north or south of the Children's School at the Medical Center, and then out to Castleman Road). Read more...

Salsa Classes Start Next Month

The Fitness & Wellness Center at the Medical Center will host a four-week session of salsa dance on Thursdays beginning June 4. The class will meet at 5:15 p.m. and the cost is $28 for non-members. Registration ends June 1. Read more...

'Hot Blues for the Homeless' Concert: A Tribute to 'Son' House

Bluesman Eddie "Son" House, who lived in Rochester for three decades, will be paid tribute by local and nationally recognized musicians at a benefit concert for the homeless on Sunday, June 7, at the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester. Read more...

Events

Thursday, May 21

Understanding the University's Retirement Program: Hawkins Room (1-7438), Medical Center. 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

NCAA Champion Magazine (Spring 2009)

"Life Filled With Teaching Moments"

Dick Rasmussen, executive secretary of the University Athletic Association, is featured in the Faces of the NCAA section of NCAA Champion MagazineRead more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 20)

"Commercialization in College Sports May Have 'Crossed the Line,' Congressional Report Says"

Big-time athletics programs derive far more of their revenue from commercial sources than do universities over all, says the report from the Congressional Budget Office. It does not recommend any changes in the tax status of those programs. Read more...

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