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In Today's Issue

  • Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Opens
  • Distinguished Speakers, New Spaces Debut on Meliora Weekend
  • 'Who's George?' University Finds Out Saturday
  • Laser Lab Sees $4.5 Million Federal Increase
  • Nursing Professor Receives Prestigious Award
  • Auction Will Benefit Alternatives for Battered Women
  • Experience Asia Through Dance, Music
  • Workshop Offers Tips on Coping With Stress
  • Lasik Seminars at Laser Vision Correction Center
  • Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Sessions

News and Announcements

Kodak Hall Ribbon Cutting

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Opens
"We enter the 21st century at Eastman Theatre today," President Joel Seligman said to mark the opening of the newly renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Wednesday. Seligman, Eastman School Dean Douglas Lowry, Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Antonio Perez, members of Rochester's state delegation, and other invited guests formally re-opened the historic venue during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Eastman School. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra performs the premiere of Lowry's composition Geo—named in honor of Eastman Kodak founder and University benefactor George Eastman—as part of its inaugural Kodak Hall concert tonight, and the Eastman Philharmonia presents the first student concert in the hall Friday. See photos of Kodak Hall.

Distinguished Speakers, New Spaces Debut on Meliora Weekend
High-profile speakers, led by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu '70, '98 (Honorary), will help celebrate the University's ninth Meliora Weekend today through Sunday with fanfare and once-in-a-lifetime dedications.

'Who's George?' University Finds Out Saturday
An 8-foot-tall bronze statue of George Eastman will be unveiled at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the Eastman Quadrangle during Meliora Weekend.

Laser Lab Sees $4.5 Million Federal Increase
Congress has increased the funding for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics by $4.5 million for fiscal year 2010, reaffirming the federal government's strong support of the facility's cutting-edge research into the nation's energy future.

Nursing Professor Receives Prestigious Award
Martin Schiavenato, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is one of just 15 nurse educators nationwide to receive a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar award.

Auction Will Benefit Alternatives for Battered Women
The ninth annual Alternatives for Battered Women auction, featuring original artwork and crafts by students, faculty, and local artists and restaurant and spa gift certificates, event tickets, and more will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Sarah Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center. A preview will be held at 3:30 p.m. All proceeds from the auction go to ABW of Rochester. For more information, e-mail Cristina Morganti.

Experience Asia Through Dance, Music
The Rochester International Council will host a tour of Asia through dance, music, and traditional dress on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Interfaith Chapel. The evening begins with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. and a concert at 7 p.m. Reservations for the reception are required by Friday, Oct. 9. For more information, e-mail Judy Weinstein or call 275-8779. To make reservations, go to the Rochester International Council Web site.

Workshop Offers Tips on Coping With Stress
Well-U and the Employee Assistance Program will hold a free stress management workshop for employees from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Stackel Room in Wilson Commons. For information, call 276-5050 or enroll online.

Lasik Seminars at Laser Vision Correction Center
The Laser Vision Center will hold free seminars about Lasik eye surgery at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Seminars are held at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Attendees will receive a future evaluation at no charge. Reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 273-2020 or visit the Strong Vision Web site.

Group Life Insurance Open Enrollment Sessions
Group life insurance open enrollment sessions will be held through Friday, Oct. 9. Representatives from Securian Life and the Benefits Office will be available to answer questions. Eligible faculty and staff may enroll in or elect an additional one multiple of salary of Group Universal Life or Group Optional Term Life insurance during open enrollment through Oct. 16. For a list of session times and locations, visit the Benefits Web site.

October 8, 2009

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 63°
Rain, Thunder, High 64°
Today's Event Highlight
Theater Production: The Illusion
Todd Theatre. 8 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz

Men’s Tennis
Oct. 8, 4 p.m. St. John Fisher
Oct. 11, Noon, Amherst

Field Hockey
Oct. 9, 4 p.m. Vassar
Oct. 10, 5 p.m. Rensselaer


Oct. 10, 1 p.m. Susquehanna University

Women’s Rowing

Oct. 11, 8 a.m. Head of the Genesee

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News
Science Magazine (Oct. 6)
“2009 Physics Nobel Winners See the Big Picture”
´╗┐´╗┐Govind Agrawal, professor of optics, comments on the selection of Charles Kao as a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. An electrical engineer, Kao is credited with setting the theoretical groundwork for practical optical fibers for high-speed telecommunications. Separately, Duncan Moore, the Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering, tells USA Today that Kao's discovery was "obviously outstanding work, obviously fundamental to our communications today. Fiber optics are the reason we have worldwide communications." Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (Oct. 6)
“College Technology 'Catching Up' With Students”
Today's college classrooms are high-tech marvels, with overhead projectors and grease pencils replaced by document cameras, handheld clickers, and interactive white boards. Read more…

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