In Today’s Issue
- Social Media May be Giving You Away
- Video: Kwame Anthony Appiah on ‘Islam and the West’
- Rap Video Introduces Prospective Students to Rochester
- Bookstore Hours Reduced for Spring Break
- Upcoming PhD Thesis Defense
- New Book Aims to Improve Math Achievement
- Volunteers Needed for Business Experience Simulation
- Rochester in the News: UR, IBM Team on Center Here; An Amateur Snapshot of Kodak’s Early Days
News and Announcements
Social Media May be Giving You Away
Video: Kwame Anthony Appiah on ‘Islam and the West’
Computer scientists at the University
have shown that a great deal can be learned about individuals from their
interactions in online social media, even when those individuals hide
their Twitter messages (tweets) and other posts. The paper, “Finding Your Friends and Following Them to Where You Are,”
by professors Henry Kautz and Jeffrey Bigham, and graduate student Adam
Sadilek, won the Best Paper Award at the Fifth Association for Computing
Machinery International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining,
held in Seattle. (See news coverage from
UPI, Yahoo! News India, and Science Codex.)
Kwame Anthony Appiah, noted author and
Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy in the
University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, delivered
his talk “Islam and the West” as part of the inaugural Distinguished
Visiting Humanist Series. In his talk and during discussions with
students, Appiah reflected on the misconceptions about Islamic culture,
the notion of a monocultural society and what can be done to overcome
these barriers to effective discourse. Watch the video...
Rap Video Introduces Prospective Students to Rochester
The latest video created by the
University’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid gives prospective
students facts and figures about the University with a hip hop twist.
Bookstore Hours Reduced for Spring Break
The River Campus Bookstore schedule for
spring break is as follows: Closed March 11; open 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. March 12–15; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16; closed March 17–18.
The store will resume its regular hours on Monday, March 19. The Eastman
School Bookstore will follow its regular schedule during
break and there will be no changes to the Medical Center Bookstore’s
Upcoming PhD Thesis Defense
The following PhD thesis defense is scheduled this week:
• Anita Peoples, Biochemistry and Biophysics, “Advances in the Mechanistic Understanding of Damage Formation in Single-Stranded and Duplex DNA due to the Direct Effects of Ionizing Radiation,” Tuesday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m., Neuman Room (1-6823), Medical Center. Advisor: William Bernhard.
New Book Aims to Improve Math Achievement
Volunteers Needed for Business Experience Simulation
A new book, coedited and coauthored by
Jeffrey Choppin, associate professor of mathematics education at the
Warner School, explores the connection between the language used in
mathematics classrooms and the opportunities to learn math.
The Center for Entrepreneurship is
seeking teams of 3 to 5 undergrad or grad students to compete in a
simulated business experience designed by BizKid$,
a program that teaches entrepreneurship to students ages 10 to 18.
Volunteers will play a business simulator game while middle and high
school students judge their ability to make a profit in the game’s
“market economy.” The event will be held on Saturday, March 24, from
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Gleason Hall. Lunch and snacks will be
provided. Compete against business students from SUNY Geneseo, RIT, and
Roberts Wesleyan while supporting Rochester’s young entrepreneurs.
Interested teams should contact Maureen Konopka or call 276-3500 to request a registration form.
Rochester in the News
UR, IBM Team on Center Here
Rochester Business Journal (Feb. 10)
With a $5 million commitment from New
York, the University is moving ahead with plans to create a Health
Sciences Center for Computational Innovation that will use an IBM Corp.
supercomputer to open new frontiers in health research. Officials
envision the center as a major nationwide hub of health-related
research, one that will bring millions of dollars in sponsored research
and create hundreds of jobs locally.
An Amateur Snapshot of Kodak’s Early Days
The New York Times (March 2)
Winning entries from Eastman Kodak
Company’s first-ever nationwide picture contest are part of “Kodak
Historical Collection #003,” nestled within the Department of Rare
Books, Special Collections, and Preservation of Rush Rhees Library.
March 11, 2012
Deadlines & Reminders
Arts, Sciences and Engineering
March 12: Last day to submit PhD dissertation and paperwork to Graduate Studies Office for the spring semester.
March 16: Board of Trustees Meeting—degrees conferred.
More from the Arts, Sciences and Engineering graduate calendar.
School of Medicine and Dentistry
March 12–16: No classes. This is not considered a
semester break for PhD students. PhD students are expected to be in
residence (either lab or office) during this time period.
March 14: Deadline to register a PhD dissertation during the spring 2012 semester.
March 16: University Board of Trustees meets to approve March 2012 degrees.
More from the School of Medicine and Dentistry graduate calendar.
No upcoming deadlines or reminders.
More from Eastman's graduate calendar.
March 13: Last day of classes.
March 14–18: Final examinations.
March 19: Spring recess begins.
More from the Simon School calendar.
March 12–16: Warner holds classes as usual during University spring break.
More from the Warner School calendar.
School of Nursing
March 10–18: Spring break.
More from the School of Nursing calendar.
University Health Service
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