News and Announcements
Study Explains How Human Brain Learns Language
A team of scientists at the University find that humans
rely on several regions of the
brain to make sense of
language. "These results show that people really ought to think of language and the brain in a different way," says Elissa Newport, the George Eastman Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
Genome Sequence a Big Leap for Frog Researchers
An African clawed frog called Xenopus tropocalis has joined the ranks of more than 175 organisms that have had their genetic information nearly completely sequenced. "This is a great starting point for really working with Xenopus to understand how genes are regulated," says Jacques Robert, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Medical Center, who coauthored the paper on the study.
Red Line Quartet Wins International Grand Prize
Red Line Saxophone Quartet was awarded
the grand prize at the 2010 Coleman International Chamber Ensemble
Competition, winning its fourth prestigious competition in two months.
The quartet includes Eastman School doctoral student Douglas O'Connor,
and seniors Brandon Kies, Quinn Lewis, and Gai Qun.
G. Bingham Powell to Lead Political Science Group
G. Bingham Powell, the Marie C. Wilson and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Political Science, has been selected to head the American Political Science Association, the world's largest and most distinguished scholarly organization in political science.
President Seligman Delivers Hoffman Lecture Today
President Joel Seligman will deliver the annual Hoffman Lecture at 4
p.m. today in the Medical Center’s Class of '62 Auditorium. Seligman’s
talk is titled “Two Contrasting Stories: The Financial Meltdown of 2008
and the University of Rochester.” To RSVP, e-mail Chris Del Regno or call 273-2782.
Special Edition of HR Intercom Online
A special edition of HR Intercom is now available. The issue includes information on the 2010-11 University wage and salary guidelines and wage schedules.
Child Care Survey Deadline is May 7
The University's onsite day care provider, Children's Creative Learning
Centers, is conducting a survey for faculty, staff, and students to
evaluate present and future child care needs. Participation is needed
from those currently using child care and those who are not.
Surveys are due Friday, May 7.