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In Today's Issue

  • Gilbert G. McCurdy, University Trustee, Dies at 87
  • Festival Celebrates Women's Work in Music
  • Study: Urban Mothers and Postpartum Depression
  • Rochester Scholars Present Projects
  • Seminar Will Explore Queer Politics in U.S.
  • Well-U: Coping With Work and Family Stress

News and Announcements

Gilbert G. McCurdy, University Trustee, Dies at 87
Gilbert G. McCurdy, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 16. Mr. McCurdy, a University trustee from 1971 to 1993, “was an exceptional businessman and bulwark of the Rochester community who served with distinction as a University trustee for more than 20 years,” said University President Joel Seligman. The Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus was a gift from Mr. McCurdy’s family to the University. The University flag will be lowered in his memory one day next week. See news coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Festival Celebrates Women's Work in Music
Recitals, guest artists, lectures, and poetry readings will spotlight the many achievements and contributions of women in all aspects of music, from performance to scholarship, during the Eastman School’s sixth annual Women in Music Festival.
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Study: Urban Mothers and Postpartum Depression
A Medical Center study finds that more than half of low-income urban mothers meet the criteria for a diagnosis of depression at some point between 2 weeks and 14 months after giving birth.
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Rochester Scholars Present Projects
High school students taking part in the winter session of Rochester Scholars will present their projects and activities from noon to 1 p.m. today in the lower level of the Interfaith Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 275-3221.

Seminar Will Explore Queer Politics in U.S.
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies will hold Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries, the 17th annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Feb. 25-26. Topics and panel discussions will focus on a variety of topics including queer politics, GLBTQ issues, academic professionalization, and gender. More information on the conference is available online.

Well-U: Coping With Work and Family Stress
Well-U will offer a free program to help cope with stress at work and at home from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Stackel Room in Wilson Commons. To register, go to the Well-U Web site.






Feb. 19, 2010
Snow Showers

Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 31°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 32°
Today's Event Highlight
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Rochester in the News
Los Angeles Times (Feb. 17)
Best Translated Book Award Short List Announced
The Best Translated Book Awards of 2010 will be presented in March; today, the short list of 10 works of fiction was announced by Three Percent, the online arm of the University of Rochester's translation program, and Open Letter Press. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 18)
“Step Right Up”
Community college transfer students are no longer being courted only by the usual suspects. More private institutions are aggressively recruiting students from two-year colleges, hoping to bolster and diversify their enrollments and capitalize on the belt-tightening of regional public universities. Read more…

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