University of Rochester

@Rochester Home » About @Rochester » Submissions » FAQs

Untitled Document
@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Study Explains How Human Brain Learns Language
  • Genome Sequence a Big Leap for Frog Researchers
  • Red Line Quartet Wins International Grand Prize
  • G. Bingham Powell to Lead Political Science Group
  • President Seligman to Deliver Hoffman Lecture Today
  • Special Edition of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Child Care Survey Deadline is May 7

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.

April 30, 2010
Mostly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 73°
Isolated Thunderstorms, High 80°

Today's Event Highlight

NOW President Terry O'Neill
Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary, 10 a.m. Read more…

calendar icon View more events

Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 29)
‘MAG Features Albert Paley in the 21st Century’
Albert Paley in the 21st Century showcases more than 50 works by the internationally known Rochester sculptor. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (April 29)
‘Comparing Higher Ed to Wall Street’
In a speech to state regulators, Robert Shireman, deputy undersecretary at the Department of Education, compared for-profit colleges to Wall Street firms and accreditors to ratings agencies, with "inherent" conflicts of interest. Read more…

Send button Send Us Your News
Submit news or feedback

Helpful Links

@Rochester is produced daily by University Communications. You are receiving this message as a member of the University of Rochester community or as a subscriber. Please do not forward this newsletter to other distribution lists. If you are receiving multiple copies or believe this message was sent to you in error, send a note to

University of Rochester logo