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University of Rochester News (July 22, 2008) 07/22/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 22, 2008

@Rochester: July 22, 2008

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Tomorrow: Isolated Thunderstorms, High 80°

In Today's Issue

  • Nielsen to Coach Tennis Teams
  • McNair Students Present Research Findings
  • Wine Appreciation Offered
  • Event Highlight: Creating Urban Villages in the Rochester Children's Zone
  • Rochester in the News: Joel Seligman on SEC Efforts to Crackdown on Malicious Rumors
  • In Higher Education: Visa Data Suggest Rise in Foreign Enrollments

News and Announcements

Nielsen to Coach Tennis Teams

Matt Nielsen, who served as an assistant coach from 2003 to 2008, has been named the head men's and women's tennis coach at the University. Read more...

McNair Students Present Research Findings

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program summer research presentation on Thursday, July 24, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 4:40 p.m. (with a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.), followed by closing remarks. For a complete itinerary or more details, contact Charlana Simmons at 275-7649. 

Wine Appreciation Offered

Space is still available for this fall's wine appreciation course, offered by the Office of Special Programs. Learn how to read wine labels, recognize fine quality wines and champagnes, and store, handle, and serve wine. Attendance is restricted to persons 21 years of age or older. The non-credit course runs Monday evenings, October 6 to November 3. For more information or to register, call the Office of Special Programs at (585) 275-2344. 


Tuesday, July 22

Creating Urban Villages in the Rochester Children's Zone: Summer in the City Series. Medical Center. Noon.

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (July 20)

"Whispering with Intent"

President Joel Seligman comments in a story about the SEC's efforts to crackdown on people who deliberately spread false rumors in order to influence stock prices. The move is seen as an effort to deter attempts to manipulate the prices at which shares are bought and sold. Seligman, a historian of the SEC, says that by announcing the effort, the commission "was essentially saying, we can't afford to wait that long." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (July 21)

"U.S. Visa Data Suggest a Coming Rise in Foreign Enrollments"

"The number of foreign students coming to the United States this fall may increase over last year, according to colleges contacted by The Chronicle and visa-issuance figures from India and China, the two countries that send the most students to American shores." Read more...

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