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  • Simon School Announces Two Major International Gifts for Professorships
  • Nominations Sought for Presidential Diversity Awards
  • Talk Explores Gender Equality in Organic Farming
  • Professors Speak at TEDx Rochester Conference
  • Halloween Harmonies: A Spooky Musical Weekend
  • Dance Studio Shows How To Live Stress Free
  • A Christmas Story Will Benefit Patient Fund

News and Announcements

Simon School Announces Two Major International Gifts for Professorships
The Simon School  is starting a new trend has announced two major gifts from international donors to establish endowed professorships. The Rajesh Wadhawan Professorship Fund will be used to support a full-time faculty member who plays a leading role in advancing the standing of the Simon School and management education through service and teaching contributions, with a preference for a professor making an impact in India. The Susanna and Evans Y. Lam Professorship will allow the school to attract global business scholars from around the world.
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Nominations Sought for Presidential Diversity Awards
The nomination deadline is Nov. 16 for the first Presidential Diversity Awards, which highlight exemplary contributions to the University's diversity and inclusion efforts. The awards will recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or teams who have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online.

Talk Explores Gender Equality in Organic Farming
Elizabeth Henderson, author of Sharing the Harvest, will speak on gender equality in organic farming and sign copies of her book at a Nov. 3 event sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. Henderson’s talk will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. A vegetarian dinner, featuring locally-grown produce, will follow in the Meliora. Dinner tickets are available in advance for $16.99. For more information, e-mail the Susan B Anthony Institute or call 275-8318.
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Professors Speak at TEDx Rochester Conference
Todd Krauss, associate professor of chemistry, and Adam Frank, professor of physics, will speak at the inaugural TEDx Rochester Conference at Geva Theatre on Monday, Nov. 2. TEDx Rochester will feature presentations of local luminaries, video broadcasts of speakers from around the world, performances by regional artists, and hands-on cultural demonstrations.

Halloween Harmonies: A Spooky Musical Weekend
The University Brass Choir will perform “Spooktacular,” a Halloween-themed concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Strong Auditorium. The free family event will feature scary and spooky brass arrangements. Also, Ossia, the Eastman School’s student-run new music ensemble will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Interfaith Chapel. The concert will feature Lou Harrison's Concerto for Organ and Percussion Orchestra performed with the University Percussion Ensemble.

Dance Studio Shows How To Live Stress Free
Spurrier Dance Studio will host a Magic of Conflict session taught by Judith Warner, chief instructor of Aikido Kokikai Rochester, offering tips on how to stay calm under pressure. The program will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today. For more information, call 273-5150.
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A Christmas Story Will Benefit Patient Fund
The Friends of Strong 30th anniversary celebration will include a dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by a live performance of A Christmas Story at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Geva Theatre.
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Oct. 30, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 63°
Tomorrow:
Showers/Wind, High 59°
Today's Event Highlight
Electronics Collection Event
Park Lot South River Campus. 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Engadget (Oct. 29)
'Digital Camera Inventor Steve Sasson Collects Honorary PhD, Economist Award'
"Bill Gates has filled his spare time collecting knighthoods and Harvard degrees, and Steve Sasson, inventor of the first, and assuredly biggest, digital camera, is now following in his distinguished footsteps. Sasson has been awarded an honorary PhD for his troubles from the University." Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 28)
'Fresh Surge of Flu Cases and Vaccine Shortages Raise Anxiety on Campuses'
College campuses experienced a surge in flu cases last week just as vaccine shortages and delays were forcing many to postpone scheduled shot clinics. Read more…

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