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A newsletter for all undergraduates at the University of Rochester
Dec. 9, 2007


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News & Updates

Senior Wins Marshall Scholarship
Rachel Kincaid, a 21-year-old trumpet player and composer, has been awarded a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue two advanced degrees in the United Kingdom. Read more...

Mos Def Talk Rescheduled to Dec. 12
A talk by hip-hop artist and actor Mos Def has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. The talk, “Entrepreneurship, Hip-hop and Def," was postponed due to weather conditions. Read more...

Online Course Evaluations
Online course evaluations for the College continue through the last day of classes, Dec. 13. Evaluations, which take about five minutes to complete, provide important information to faculty and students for upcoming semesters. Consider completing an evaluation for each of your courses. Read more...

Last Day of Classes
The last day of classes for College students is Thursday, Dec. 13, with finals starting on Sunday, Dec. 16. Classes end at Eastman on Monday, Dec. 17, and exams start Wednesday, Dec. 19.  

Name That Yellowjacket
There' still time to submit your suggestion for the new mascot's name. Submissions can be made through Dec. 14 using the online form or via suggestion boxes located at the Eastman School and on the River Campus. A committee of students, faculty, and staff will review the suggestions and select the top five. Voting for the final selection will begin in January. 

Dining This Week
SPECIAL EVENTS: There will be a holiday lunch buffet at the Meliora Restaurant on Dec. 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WinterFEST returns to Eastman on Dec. 12 and Danforth on Dec. 13. Don't miss the free Late Night Breakfast in Hirst Lounge from 9-10:30 p.m. on Dec. 16.

WINTER BREAK HOURS: Final exam and winter break hours begin for dining on Friday, Dec. 14.

GRAND OPENING: Dining's newest location, Connections, opens at 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, in the recently renovated section of Rush Rhees Library. Stop by for local fare, including coffee, pastries, smoothies, and more. Open 24 hours through finals week. Read more...

Jazz Greats to Meet with Eastman Students
Two acclaimed jazz artists, bassist John Clayton and trombonist Ed Neumeister, are coming to the Eastman School to meet with students and perform with student ensembles.   Read more...

NYC Photo Exhibit Opens at MAG Sunday
Pedestrian Photographs, a new exhibit opening Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Memorial Art Gallery, features 40 images taken by Larry Merrill, longtime director of the gallery’s Creative Workshop.   Read more...

Applying for Fellowships
Learn more about fellowships for study in the United Kingdom at an information session on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons at 4:30 p.m. All students are welcome.   Read more...

Grammy Nominations for Eastman
The 50th annual Grammy Awards have brought repeat nominations for several Eastman faculty and alumnae.   Read more...

Fulbright Information Sessions
Teach, study, or conduct research abroad as a Fulbright Scholar. Get more details at information sessions on Monday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. in Eastman's Miller Center, Room 320, and on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 3:30 the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons.    Read more...

Mental Health Workshop
All students are invited to attend a mental health/wellness workshop on Thursday, Dec. 13, in Eastman's Ciminelli Lounge from 8-11 p.m.   

Event Highlights
Monday, Dec. 10:

Eastman Philharmonia: Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11:

Plutzik Reading Series: Writers/editors Peg Boyers and Robert Boyers. Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

Eastman Collegium Musicum: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra: Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 12:

Wilson Commons Wednesday: "Festa Italiana" lunch buffet. Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Double Reed Holiday Concert: Eastman Main Hall. 12:30 p.m.

Things to Know about Scholarly Publishing: Talk by Suzanne Guiod, University of Rochester Press. Rush Rhees Library. 4 p.m.

Eastman Jazz Ensemble: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 13:

Composer's Forum: Kilbourn Hall. 12:30 p.m.

African Alchemies: Eastman School 120. 8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14:

Holiday Sing: Eastman's Main Hall. Noon.

Eastman Wind Orchestra: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16:

Going for Baroque: Memorial Art Gallery. 1 and 3 p.m.

Eastman School Symphony Orchestra: Eastman Theatre. 3 p.m.

Christmas at MAG: Memorial Art Gallery. 5:30 p.m.


Men's Basketball:The undefeated Yellowjackets travel to RIT on Dec. 11 and host their last home game this month on Dec. 14.

Swimming & Diving :The men's team successfully defended its Liberty League championship by winning the team title at Union College on Dec. 1. The women's team finished third.

Rochester in the News

Newsday (Dec. 5)
"University of Rochester Offers Annual Scholarships to City Students"
"I look forward to not just a few but hundreds of students coming through this door and treating this as . . . their avenue to greater things beyond," said Director of Admissions Jonathan Burdick during the Dec. 5 announcement of the Rochester Promise initiative. The program will provide $100,000 scholarships to Rochester high school graduates admitted to the University.   Read more...


Light Snow, High 33°

This week's forecast.

Did You Know?

Rochester will host the nation's largest and longest-running Division III basketball tournament in January. Both the men's and women's teams will defend their championship titles when the semifinals get under way on Jan. 10 and 11. Read more...