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No, he’s not the latest member of the Justice League. He’s Alvin Lomibao ’09, the president of the Students’ Association, proudly sporting a t-shirt with Rochester’s new logo. The University community is invited to celebrate the official logo launch on September 5 at noon on the steps of Wilson Commons. There will be a short presentation, live music, food, and giveaways.
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Seligman begins treatment for curable cancer

President Seligman is undergoing chemotherapy to treat a curable form of lymphoma. He described his recent diagnosis and his sense of optimism in a message to the University community (available online at and in a press conference on August 21.

As if we didn't already know . . . Eastman's hot

Hey, when you’re hot, you’re hot. The 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into
College” guide has named the Eastman School the “Hottest Music School,” selecting it as one of 25 noteworthy schools that offer top academic programs and also generate “extra buzz” because of recent events or trend-setting initiatives.

Chiverton stepping down as nursing dean

Patricia Chiverton will step down as dean of the School of Nursing at the end of this academic year. A search committee, chaired by Provost Ralph Kuncl, is being formed to choose her successor.

Register now for Meliora Weekend

The University will celebrate its seventh annual Meliora Weekend on October 18 to 21. Registration is now open at and the registration fee is waived for University faculty, staff, and students.

New projects spotlight humanities

The Humanities Project begins its second year this fall with nine new projects that bring a fresh lineup of speakers, films, symposia, courses, conferences, panels, and exhibitions.

One species’ genome discovered inside another’s

Scientists at the University and the J. Craig Venter Institute have discovered a copy of the genome of a bacterial parasite residing inside the genome of its host species.

High marks for political science Ph.D. grads

Academic rankings can be a downer for small universities like Rochester, which are often beaten out for the top spots by bigger, more well-known schools. .

College educators honored for excellence with 2007 Goergen Awards

The University will recongnize the recipients of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Educatioin in the College on Friday, Septemeber 7, at the College Convocation.

The stories, not the scores, are the real thrill for athletics’ Dennis O’Donnell

In the early fall of 1988, Dennis O’Donnell boarded an 8 a.m. flight out of LaGuardia with a pot of chili on his lap. He was headed for his first home game at Rochester, a place where he has built a remarkable career as the University’s sports information director.

In Brief

A roundup of news and announcements.