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@Rochester: May 26, 2009

@Rochester: May 26, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 67°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 72°

In Today's Issue

  • Dan Beaumont Talks about Son House on Satellite Radio
  • Finance Department Begins Summer Hours
  • Correction: Cost of Defensive Driving Course
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Krystel Huxlin and Training the Brain after Stroke; Adam Frank on the Physics of Star Trek
  • In Higher Education: Brandeis Halts Retirement Payments

News and Announcements

Dan Beaumont Talks about Son House on Satellite Radio

Dan Beaumont, associate professor in the Department of Religion and Classics, will talk with Bill Wax of Sirius XM Radio's national show "B.B. King's Bluesville" at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday, May 26. Beaumont, the author of the forthcoming Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Music of Son House, will discuss the "Hot Blues for the Homeless" Concert to be held Sunday, June 7, at the Water Street Music Hall. 

Finance Department Begins Summer Hours

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, the Finance Department will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The summer schedule ends on Labor Day, Tuesday, Sept. 1. Contact the department at 275-8567. 

Correction: Cost of Defensive Driving Course

University employees and their family members can take the online six-hour defensive driving course for $35.95 at www.rochesterdefensivedriving.com. Enter the code "rdd4312" to register. (The cost was incorrectly listed in Friday's issue.) 

Events

Tuesday, May 26

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

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

Rochester in the News

Maclean's Magazine (May 21)

"A Vision to Behold"

Research led by Medical Center neuroscientist Krystel Huxlin, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, to help stroke victims retrain areas of their brains so that they can see better is profiled. Read more...

Popular Mechanics (May 8)

"4 Science Lessons from the New Star Trek Movie"

If a star collapses into a black hole, does it suck up everything surrounding it? Not necessarily, says Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, in a story that looks at the science portrayed in the new Star Trek movie. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (May 21)

"Brandeis Halts Retirement Payments"

"Buffeted earlier this year by the outcry over its plans to raise money by closing its art museum and selling the collection, Brandeis University said this week that it would suspend payments to the retirement accounts of faculty and staff members starting in July." Read more...

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