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In Today's Issue

  • Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships
  • Grant Will Create Atlas of Endangered Languages
  • University's Recycling Efforts Win Environmental Award
  • Trade Show Promotes Sustainability
  • Neilly Series Lecture: Arthur Sze
  • Humanities Project: Theorizing Black Studies
  • How a Hubble Astronomer Looks at the Universe
  • Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture
  • Graduate Student Opens One-Man Show at Geva
  • T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'

News and Announcements

Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships
Gregory Bentsen '11 and Nicholas Huang '11 have been named 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. They are among 278 recipients selected from a national pool of more than 1,100 candidates. Alexander Federation '11 received an honorable mention.

Grant Will Create Atlas of Endangered Languages
Joyce McDonough, an associate professor of linguistics and brain and cognitive sciences, has been awarded a two-year, $201,670 National Science Foundation Polar Institute grant to develop an interactive online speech atlas of endangered native languages of the Mackenzie Basin, a vast and sparsely populated region of northwestern Canada.

University's Recycling Efforts Win Environmental Award
Rochester has received an Environmental Leadership Award from the Rochester Business Journal for its recycling programs. The publication recognized the University in the recycle/reuse category.

Trade Show Promotes Sustainability
More than 15 local vendors will be on hand as Campus Dining Services hosts the Eat Local, Live Well Trade Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the May Room in Wilson Commons to promote sustainability and support the local economy.

Neilly Series Lecture: Arthur Sze
Arthur Sze will be the guest speaker at the next Neilly Series lecture at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Sze, the author of nine books of poetry, will discuss "Tyuonyi: Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry."

Humanities Project: Theorizing Black Studies
Ambroise Kom, the Eleanor Howard O'Leary Chair in Francophone Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, will give a talk on "Born Again in Paris: Chester Himes in the Francophone Imagination" at 4:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. The lecture is part of  "Theorizing Black Studies: Representing African-Americans in the African Imagination."

'How a Hubble Astronomer Looks at the Universe'
Robert Williams, president of the International Astronomical Union, will discuss "Our Spectacular Cosmos: How a Hubble Astronomer Looks at the Universe" at the next Science Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight at the Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza. Science Cafes are interactive events involving face-to-face conversations with leading scientists about relevant current topics.

Graduate Student Opens One-Man Show at Geva
Igor Lipinski, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in piano performance at the Eastman School, opens The Unknown, a one-man show of music and magic tonight at Geva Theatre Center's Nextstage. The show runs through May 2.

T. Rowe Price 'Hot Spot'
T. Rowe Price, one of the investment providers under the University's retirement program, will be setting up a "Hot Spot" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the House of Six Nations cafeteria in the Medical Center. A specialist will be available to answer questions regarding T. Rowe Price accounts under the program. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle and win a prize. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

April 22, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 54°
Sunny, High 58°

Today's Event Highlight

Earth Day Speaker
Eric Glowacki, "The Challenges of Understanding Sustainability from a Science and Engineering Perspective." Gowen Room, 2 p.m. See more Earth Week events and view photos from last weekend's Earth Day celebration.

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Rochester in the News
Scientific American (April 20)
‘Shields Up’
John Tarduno, a professor of geophysics, physics, and astronomy, has presented evidence that Earth had a dynamo-generated magnetic field as early as 3.45 billion years ago, just a billion or so years after the planet had formed. Read more…

In Higher Education
The Boston Globe (April 20)
‘Census Says Women Equal to Men in Advanced Degrees’
Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in pay. Read more…

Sports Buzz
April 25-26, 9 a.m. UAA Championships

April 24, 1 p.m., St. Lawrence
April 25, Noon, RPI
April 28, 3 p.m., Fredonia

Men and Women’s Track
April 25-26, 10 a.m., NYSCTC Multi-Event

Women’s Lacrosse
April 23, 4 p.m., William Smith
April 24, 2 p.m., Hamilton
April 27, 4 p.m., Ithaca

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