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Midnight Ramblers

What started as a post to YouTube resulted in the rare chance to spend a few hours hanging out with singer-songwriter Ben Folds—not to mention recording one of his hit songs for an upcoming anthology. Rochester’s a cappella group Midnight Ramblers was selected from hundreds of other college a cappella groups to record a single for the project that’s slated to release this spring. In a makeshift studio in Wilson Commons on December 5, the group worked with Folds to record the hit single “Army.” The session was one highlight from an exciting week for the Ramblers, who recently announced they are sponsoring a music scholarship for an incoming freshman beginning in fall 2009. Read more.

Trustee Steven Chu ’70 reported as Obama’s energy secretary pick

Nobel laureate and trustee Steven Chu ’70 said during a 2006 Meliora Weekend appearance that conservation is not the way to solve global climate change.

Professor’s planet prediction confirmed

Rochester astronomer Alice Quillen predicted in 2006 that a planet of a particular size and orbit must lie within the dust of a nearby star.

Nikki Giovanni to deliver MLK Address

Nikki Giovanni, poet, writer, educator, and activist, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at the University on Friday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Strong Auditorium..

2008 in Photos

Take a look back at 2008 through the words and images of University Photographer Richard Baker.

European historian William McGrath dies

William McGrath, professor emeritus of history who was known for his pioneering histories of Austrian political culture and Sigmund Freud, died November 30.

Keep the cost-saving ideas coming

Based in part on your suggestions, a list of steps that individuals and departments can take to reduce costs and save energy is available online.

Grammy nod to Eastman’s Paul O’Dette

An Eastman professor and two Eastman graduates have made the cut for the 51st Grammy Awards—and all three will compete in the same category.

Deans celebrated with ceremonies, symposium

The University formally marked the appointments of three academic leaders with ceremonies to recognize Kathy Parker as dean of the School of Nursing, Rob Clark as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Joanna Olmsted as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

University’s first recycling coordinator digs in to new role

Since October, Amy Kadrie has been tackling trash as the University’s new recycling coordinator.

Award honors strong women

Each February the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership honors a University woman with its Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award.

Two Cultures. One Passion.

The University Chamber Orchestra is heading south this winter.

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