University of Rochester News (June 18, 2008)
06/18/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: June 18, 2008
@Rochester: June 18, 2008
Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy with Showers, High 62°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy with Showers, High 64°
In Today's Issue
- Memorial Art Gallery Receives Piece of Rochester History
- Rochester Athletes to Compete in National Track Event
- Become a Charter Member of the George Eastman Circle
- Event Highlight: Post-Retirement Benefits/Income at Retirement
- Rochester in the News: Adam Frank's Interview with Cosmologist Max Tegmark
- In Higher Ed: Technology Shrinks the Lecture
News and Announcements
Memorial Art Gallery Receives Piece of Rochester History
As the city of Rochester moves ahead with plans to raze Midtown Plaza, the property's former owner has donated a commemorative painting of the historic mall to the Memorial Art Gallery. Edith Lunt Small's "Midtown Plaza 1962–1987" is a virtual Who's Who of Rochester during the era. The work goes on public view July 2. Read more...
Rochester Athletes to Compete in National Track Event
Rebecca Glass '11 and Brian Lang '11 will compete this weekend at the U.S.A. Track and Field Under-20 National Championships at Ohio State University. The United States will send a team to the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in July. Read more...
Become a Charter Member of the George Eastman Circle
Hundreds of donors have already joined the George Eastman Circle, the University's new donor-recognition society to acknowledge individuals who provide leadership support through unrestricted Annual Fund giving. Donors who make a five-year unrestricted pledge before June 30 will be recognized in perpetuity as charter members. For more information, contact Stephanie Katz at 276-3597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Discover Magazine (June 16)
"Is the Universe Actually Made of Math?"
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, interviews renowned cosmologists Max Tegmark who caught the attention of physicists and philosophers around the world with a series of papers in which he explores not what the laws of nature say but why there are any laws at all. According to Tegmark, "there is only mathematics; that is all that exists." Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (June 20 Issue)
"Short and Sweet: Technology Shrinks the Lecture"
"Professors who record their lectures for the Web find that students prefer short segments to class-length talks. What does that mean for the classroom?" Read more...
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