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In Today's Issue

  • Project SEARCH Celebrates Launch, Expansion
  • Philadelphia Fed President to Present Seminar
  • Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz Performs at Kilbourn
  • Winners Named in Global Innovation Tournament
  • University Mourns Loss of Carl Gerringer
  • Science Cafe: Energy for the 21st Century
  • Ossia Celebrates American Composers

News and Announcements

Project SEARCH Celebrates Launch, Expansion
A partnership among several local agencies brought Rochester its first Project SEARCH, a program that helps young adults with developmental disabilities transition to the work world by giving them hands-on experience.

Philadelphia Fed President to Present Seminar
Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former dean and professor at the Simon School, will present his 31st annual Economic Seminar at a noon luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz Performs at Kilbourn
Violinist Leila Josefowicz, known for her technically precise and emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary works, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, as part of the Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School.

Winners Named in Global Innovation Tournament
Rochester undergraduate students were among thousands of students in more than 30 countries who participated in the Global Innovation Tournament. Winners go on to the global round of judging at Stanford University.

University Mourns Loss of Carl Gerringer
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today to mourn the loss of Carl Gerringer, a facilities mechanic at the Medical Center who joined the University in 1972. Gerringer, who lived in Henrietta, died Nov. 13 at the age of 64. His obituary appeared in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Science Cafe: Energy for the 21st Century
Phillippe Fauchet, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and physics senior scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, will discuss “Energy for the 21st Century and Beyond” at the next Science Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks are interactive events that include face-to-face conversations with leading scientists on a current event topic.

Ossia Celebrates American Composers
Ossia, Eastman’s student-run new music ensemble, celebrates American composers and homemade instruments at 8 p.m. tonight in Kilbourn Hall. For more information, go to the Ossia Web site.

Nov. 24, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
AM Drizzle, High 50°
Few Showers, High 54°
Today's Event Highlight
Art Exhibit: Students Unleashed
Rush Rhees Library Gleason Library. All day. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 22)
'Technology Center Gives New York Businesses $92M Boost'
Based at the University and backed in part by taxpayer dollars, the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences gave a $92 million leg up to New York businesses, according to the center's 2008-09 estimates. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Nov. 23)
'Surviving the Game of Chicken'
"Financial aid officers and their bosses, college presidents, can be forgiven if they feel a little bit like the rope in a game of political tug of war over federal student loans." Read more…

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