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University of Rochester News (July 24, 2008) 07/24/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 24, 2008

@Rochester: July 24, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 79°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 83°

In Today's Issue

  • Professor Selected as a Finalist for New York Academy of Sciences Award
  • Alumna Featured in Sports Illustrated's 'Faces'
  • Rochester Scholars Students Share Results of Summer Program
  • Event Highlight: Art at 11 Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: Richard Ryan on Materialism and Happiness
  • In Higher Education: Google Launches Wikipedia Competitor

News and Announcements

Cognition Professor Selected as a Finalist for New York Academy of Sciences Award

Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for her research, which was recognized as "outstanding with regards to its scientific potential, innovation, and broad impact." Read more...

Alumna Featured in Sports Illustrated's 'Faces'

Baseball outfielder Jessica Sorrentino '08 is featured in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of Sports Illustrated this week. In the NCAA Division III playoffs, Sorrentino set an NCAA playoff record by scoring five runs in an 11-0 victory over Lebanon Valley College. Read more...

Rochester Scholars Share Results of Summer Program

This year's Rochester Scholars students will share what they learned during their two weeks on campus on Friday, July 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the May Room of Wilson Commons. Rochester Scholars is a pre-college, academic program that offers high school students a chance to experience college life and explore new careers. Read more...


Thursday, July 24

Art at 11 Lecture: Memorial Art Gallery. 11 a.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Christian Science Monitor (July 22)

"Why Your Happiness Matters to the Planet"

Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, says research shows that material consumption does not lead to personal happiness. "Aspiring for a lot of material goods is actually unhappiness-produ­cing," says Ryan. "People who value material good and wealth also are people who are treading more heavily on the earth–and not getting happier." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (July 23)

"Google Launches Wikipedia Competitor"

"Google [Wednesday] launched Knol, an online encyclopedia that, in many ways, mimics Wikipedia, the popular encyclopedia that anyone can edit." Read more...

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