News and Announcements
Women's Basketball Team Heads to Sweet 16
Oldest Measurements of Magnetic Field Reveals Battle For Earth's Atmosphere
Rochester's women's basketball team will head to Union, N.J. to face the undefeated team from Christopher Newport University on Friday in the sectional round of the NCAA Division III Basketball Championships. This is Rochester's fifth straight trip to the Sweet 16. The Yellowjackets advanced to the sectional round after defeating the University of Mary Washington and SUNY Cortland over the weekend.
John Tarduno, professor of geophysics, and his colleagues discovered that
the Earth's magnetic field 3.5 billion years ago was only half as
strong as it is today, and that this weakness, coupled with a strong
wind of energetic particles from the young sun, likely stripped water
from the early Earth's atmosphere. See news coverage from MSNBC, U.S. News and World Report, and Scientific American.
Emil Wolf Wins G. G. Stokes Award
Emil Wolf, the Wilson Professor of Optical Physics and professor of
physics and astronomy, has won the 2010 International Society for
Optical Engineering (SPIE) G. G. Stokes Award. The annual prize, which
includes a $2,000 honorarium, recognizes exceptional contributions to
the field of optical polarization.
Eastman Student Tops in Organ Competition
Eastman School doctoral student David Baskeyfield was awarded first place in the 5th Miami International Organ Competition held Feb. 26. First place carries a $5,000 prize and an invitation to play a full-length recital in the 2010-11 concert series at the Church of the Epiphany in Miami, Fla.
Student Volunteers on Alternative Spring Break
More than 100 Rochester students are trading sunscreen and sandals for
hammers and shovels as they volunteer their time during the annual
Alternative Spring Break.
March is Women's History Month
Women's History Month
is celebrated throughout the month of March to educate the University and
the greater Rochester community about the history of feminism and in
order to highlight its relevance and value for women and men today. For
more information, see www.rochester.edu/sba.
National Consumers Protection Week
Lasik Surgery Seminar Scheduled
National Consumers Protection Week runs through Saturday. To learn more, go to the Dollars and Sense Web site, which offers free resources to protect privacy, manage money and
debt, avoid identity theft, understand credit and mortgages, and steer
clear of fraud and scams. Do you have ideas that should be shared as
security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.
An information session on Lasik eye surgery will be offered at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Attendees
will be able to schedule a free future Lasik evaluation. Reservations
are required. Register online or call 273-2020.