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.
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
Rochester has received an Environmental
Leadership Award from the Rochester Business Journal for its recycling
programs. The publication recognized the University in the
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.