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In Today's Issue

  • Concert Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Chopin's Birth
  • Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture
  • Ying Quartet Concert Will Feature New Piece
  • 'Reading the World' Podcast Available
  • Simon School Launches Pricing Web Site
  • 'Go Green' Link Updated

News and Announcements

Concert Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Chopin's Birth
Rochester will pay tribute to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Chopin with a special Chopin in Music and Letters concert on Sunday, March 7, in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School.
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Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture
As part of Black History Month, Mia Bay, professor of history at Rutgers University, will give the Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture at 5 p.m. tonight in the Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room in Rush Rhees Library. Bay will discuss “The Ambidexter Philosopher: Thomas Jefferson in Free Black Thought, 1776-1877.” For more information, go to the Frederick Douglas Institute Web site or call 275-7235.

Ying Quartet Concert Will Feature New Piece
The Ying Quartet’s annual LifeMusic presentation of commissioned works will feature a new work by Richard Danielpour during the next Eastman-Ranlet Series concert on Sunday, Feb. 21.

'Reading the World' Podcast Available
The first Reading the World podcast is now available on iTunes and on Three Percent. The monthly podcast will feature talks with translators, scholars, and others in publishing about international literature and the art and craft of translation. The first episode features a conversation with Lawrence Venuti about his translation from the Catalan of Ernest Farre’s Edward Hopper, a series of poems each named after a Hopper painting and telling the story of Hopper’s life.

Simon School Launches Pricing Web Site
The Center for Pricing at the Simon School has launched a new pricing Web site, The Pricing Connection. Articles are written by current and former Simon School students based on interviews with pricing professionals.

'Go Green' Link Updated
The "Go Green" item about the University's mortgage program in yesterday's @Rochester contained an incorrect link. To learn more about the program and how it can help you lessen your carbon footprint, visit the Sustainability Web site.

United Way Campaign Starts Today
Faculty and staff are encouraged to "Live United" by supporting the University's United Way campaign, which kicks off today.  Serving the area for decades, the United Way of Greater Rochester is taking a novel approach this year: The organization is funding evidence-based practices proven to help tackle the five greatest priorities identified by the community. Learn more about how your support helps those who need it most and donate nowAnd keep checking @Rochester in the coming weeks for updates.

Feb. 11, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 23°
Snow Showers, High 24°
Today's Event Highlight
Gandhi Institute: Being the Change
108 Goergen Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 8)
'URMC Opens New Center'
Under a $1.2 million National Institutes of Health federal stimulus grant, the Medical Center's Healthy Living Center plans to do research on designing and implementing wellness and chronic-disease management programs. Read more…

In Higher Education
Washington Post (Feb. 10)
'Education Secretary Pushes to Revise Student Loan Practices'
Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged the Senate to overhaul student lending, asserting that the banking industry has had "a free ride from taxpayers for too long" and that executives with lending giant Sallie Mae have enriched themselves as borrowers rack up college debt. Read more…

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