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In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Win National Science Foundation Award
  • Strong Showing for Rochester Athletes
  • Students Complete Research Internships in Germany
  • Experience 'A Soulful Celebration'
  • Cancer Center Expert Offers Nutrition Talk
  • Rembrandt Etchings at Memorial Art Gallery
  • Financial Health Bites: Credit Scores

News and Announcements

Researchers Win National Science Foundation Award
Paul Ampadu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Justin Ramsey, assistant professor of biology, have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young scientists. The CAREER Award is given to promising scientists early in their careers and is selected on the basis of creative proposals that effectively integrate research and education.

Strong Showing for Rochester Athletes
Although Princeton defeated Rochester's squash team in the third place match of the Potter Cup on Sunday, the 2009-10 squash season proved to be one of the most successful in school history. When the final polls are released, the Yellowjackets will be ranked fourth nationally with a 10-4 record. Also on Sunday, Will McMunigal '12 placed first in the pentathlon at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference championship at Ithaca College. The Yellowjackets head into the state championship next weekend with 12 team points.

Students Complete Research Internships in Germany
A record number of Rochester undergraduates were selected to participate in the German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science and Engineering program.

Experience 'A Soulful Celebration'
The Simon National Black MBA Association will host "A Soulful Celebration at the Simon School, Experiencing the Music of African-Americans" featuring University vice president Paul Burgett and guests from the Eastman School and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary. For more information, e-mail Nate Kadar.

Cancer Center Expert Offers Nutrition Talk
A dietitian from the Wilmot Cancer Center will lead an "Ask the Expert" discussion on nutrition for cancer survivors at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Rembrandt Etchings at Memorial Art Gallery
An exhibition of rare etchings by 17th-century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn opens Friday, Feb. 26, at the Memorial Art Gallery. The exhibit demonstrates Rembrandt's innovative techniques and mastery of printmaking.

Financial Health Bites: Credit Scores
Learn more about credit scores from noon to 1 p.m. today in room 2-7539 in the Medical Center. A representative from JP Morgan Chase Bank will lead the Financial Health Bites discussion. Brown bag lunches are welcome.
Feb. 23, 2010
Snow Showers
Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 37°
Snow Showers, High 33°
Today's Event Highlight
International Lecture Series and Film Discussion: Jamon Jamon
Gleason Library Theater, Rush Rhees Library. 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Feb. 19)
'Gandhi Institute on Non-Violence Courses'
Kit Miller, director of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, discusses courses offered about non-violent communication. See the video...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 21)
'Textbooks That Professors Can Rewrite Digitally'
Macmillan, one of the five largest publishers of trade books and textbooks, is introducing software called DynamicBooks, which will allow college instructors to edit digital editions of textbooks and customize them for their individual classes. Read more…

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