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@Rochester: July 8, 2008

Today's Forecast: T-Storms, High 90°

Tomorrow: Scattered Showers, High 80°

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Biologist Wins Rare Darwin-Wallace Medal
  • Simon School Offers Leadership Seminar Series with Michael Jensen
  • Homeownership Education Classes Continue in July
  • Tickets on Sale for Rochester Biennial Opening Party
  • Event Highlight: Summer in the City Series
  • Rochester in the News: Chad Post's List of Top Translations Presses, Andrew Jordan's Work in Quantum Mechanics
  • In Higher Education: Small Colleges Sweat Over Sports Facilities

News and Announcements

Rochester Biologist Wins Rare Darwin-Wallace Medal

H. Allen OrrThe Council of the Linnean Society of London, the world's oldest active biological society, will award Professor H. Allen Orr the Darwin-Wallace Medal on February 12, 2009, the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. Twelve other awardees, including such evolutionary giants as the late Stephen Jay Gould, will also receive the award, which is given only once every 50 years. Read more...

Simon School Offers Leadership Seminar Series with Finance Pioneer Michael Jensen

Finance scholar Michael Jensen will present his leadership course during the fourth annual Leadership Seminar Series, "The Ontological Foundations of Leadership and Performance," at the Simon Graduate School of Business September 4-8. Read more...

Homeownership Education Classes Continue in July

The community-based nonprofit agency NeighborWorks Rochester is offering classes to faculty and staff covering how to purchase, maintain, budget for, and insure a house. Sessions will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays through July. To register, call Amy Brough at (585) 325-4170, ext. 326. Read more...

Tickets on Sale for Rochester Biennial Opening Party

The Memorial Art Gallery is hosting an opening party on Saturday, July 12, for the 3rd Rochester Biennial exhibition. Tickets can be reserved by calling the gallery at 276-8900. Tickets can also be purchased at participating Wegmans locations. Read more...


Tuesday, July 8

Summer in the City Series: "Health-e-Access: Using Technology to Increase Care for Children." Medical Center. 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Chicago Tribune (July 6)

"U.S. Publishers of Fiction, Poetry Translations"

Chad Post, director of the University's translation press, Open Letter, offers a list of the top publishers of translated fiction and poetry in 2008. Read more...

Nature (July 2)

"Reincarnation Can Save Schrödinger's Cat"

The feature highlights a physics experiment based in part on the theoretical work of Andrew Jordan, assistant professor of physics. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (July 11 Issue)

"Small Colleges Sweat over Sports Facilities"

"To compete for athletes, small, lower-division colleges are building multimillion-dollar sports facilities. Critics say it is not a good use of their money." Read more...

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