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Oct. 7, 2007
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News & Updates

Fall Break
No classes Monday, Oct. 8, for students in the College. No classes Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9, for Eastman students.  

Cast Your Vote for the New Mascot
The University recently launched a new logo, and now it's time to update the athletics symbol, the Yellowjacket. Students are invited to review a brief online history of the Yellowjacket and vote for their favorite new design.    Read more...

Town Hall with President Seligman
President Seligman will host an open town hall meeting for all undergraduate River Campus students on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. Light refreshments served.   

Candlelight Vigil for Latasha Shaw
A memorial and candlelight vigil will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Interfaith Chapel at 2 p.m. to remember Latasha Shaw, a longtime Dining Services employee who was fatally stabbed on Sept. 29. Shaw began working at the University in October 1992 and was assigned to dining centers on the River Campus and at the Eastman School. She also was an active member of the Service Employees International Union and worked to assist other employees. (Read a Campus Times opinion piece about Shaw's death by Jody Asbury, College Dean of Students, and Arun Gandhi, cofounder of M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.)  

Upstate NY College Music Fair
Almost 70 music schools from across the United States will attend a music fair at the Eastman School on Monday, Oct. 15, to meet with prospective students. The free event will be held in the Cominsky Promenade and Eastman Theatre Balcony from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sponsored by Eastman Admissions.   Read more...

Dean Lowry Investiture
Students are invited to attend the investiture of Eastman School Dean Douglas Lowry on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in Eastman Theatre. Reception follows. Register online by Oct. 15.   Read more...

Career and Internship Day
More than 60 companies will be in Wilson Commons from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, to discuss internship and job opportunities. Don't miss the chance to network with recruiters and alumni, and learn about different career paths.    Read more...

Comedy Tickets on Sale Monday
The cast of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm performs two shows during Meliora Weekend on Oct.19, at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Undergrad tickets are $20 and go on sale at the Common Market on Monday, Oct. 8, and online at   

Study Abroad Predeparture Meetings
The College Center for Study Abroad will conduct a predeparture orientation meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and again on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Both meetings will take place in the May Room of Wilson Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. Students may attend the meeting either night. Attendance is mandatory for students who submitted a proposal form and who wish to study abroad in spring 2008.    Read more...

Take Five Application Deadline
The fall deadline for the Take Five Scholars Program is Nov. 1. Students who have not started working on their application may want to consider applying by the spring deadline of March 20. Seniors must submit their first application by the fall semester of their senior year. Direct questions to Sean Hanna (    Read more...

Blood Drive This Week
The D'lion organization is sponsoring a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and Thursday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Goergen Athletic Center on the River Campus. All students are invited to give.  

Peace Concert: Oct. 27
Tickets are on sale for the "Let There Be Peace" concert to benefit the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Strong Auditorium. The concert features performances by Eastman School faculty and students. Tickets are available at the Common Market and online at  

Eastman Organ Festival
This year, the annual EROI Festival will focus on preservation efforts and issues. Events are scheduled Oct. 11-14 at various Rochester locations and include presentations, panels, discussions, and concerts.    Read more...

Nominees for Anthony Awards Sought
Nominations for this year's Susan B. Anthony Women's Leadership Student Awards are now open. For details, contact Jason Smith at x5-4085,    Read more...

Deadlines for Prestigious Fellowships
Eligible seniors interested in applying for the Soros Graduate Fellowship for New Americans need to submit the first draft of their applications materials by Wednesday, Oct. 10. And for juniors interested in public service careers, the deadline for the first draft of materials for the Truman Scholarships is Friday, Oct. 19.    Read more...

Ying Quartet Performs Live
The Ying Quartet and the Turtle Island String Quartet will bring a "live version" of their Grammy Award-winning recording 4 + Four to the Eastman School's Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Ticket discount with University ID.   Read more...

Volunteers for LEGO Competition Needed
The Finger Lakes First LEGO League Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to help build set-up kits in preparation for this year's competition. The committee, a subcommittee of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean's Office, will meet from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Bridge Lounge of Wilson Commons. Contact  

Anchor Slam
Delta Gamma is sponsoring its annual basketball tournament Anchor Slam on Saturday, Oct. 13. Proceeds benefit Service for Sight, an organization that provides support to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. For details, contact Mary Zhang at  

River Campus ID Office Open Monday
The ID Card Office/Customer Service Center in Susan B. Anthony Halls will be open Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to fall break. Regular hours resume Oct. 9.  

Farmer's Market on Friday
Dining Services will host a farmer's market from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons.   Read more...

Event Highlights
Tuesday, Oct. 9:

Take Five Scholars Program: Lattimore Hall 312. 4 p.m.

Spotlight On...Series: Professor Emil Homerin. "Speaking Stones." Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 4 p.m.

The Presidency: George W. Bush's Shadow and the 2008 Election: Talk by author Curt Smith. Part of the Humanities Project. Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.

Eastman Faculty Artist Series: Nicholas Goluses, guitar. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10:

Wilson Commons Wednesday: "Autumn Harvest" lunch buffet. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A Conversation with the Provost on Meliora: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. 4 p.m.

Eastman Faculty Artist Series: Thomas Schumacher, piano. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 11:

National Depression Screening Day: The University Counseling Center is offering a free depression screening. Complete a questionnaire, which is followed by a brief conversation with a UCC therapist in a separate, private room. Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Reception follows. Gleason Hall 318/418. 4:30 p.m.

Film Screening: Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed: Part of the Humanities Project. Morey Hall 321. 7 p.m.

Ossia Concert: Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12:

Study Abroad Information Session: Stackel Room, Wilson Commons. 4 p.m.

Women in Science and Engineering Research Discussion: An informal overview of research undertaken this summer by students in the WISE program. Computer Studies Building, 5 p.m.

Club Rochester: Monthly happy hour for students, faculty, and staff. Salon D, The Meliora. 4 to 6 p.m.

Film Screening: Sicko: Hoyt Hall. 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13:

Film Screening: Paris, Je t'aime: Hoyt Hall. 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 14:

Lecture: Daring to Resist: Stories of German Rescuers during the Holocaust. Memorial Art Gallery. 7 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital: Lisa Albrecht, trombone. Ciminelli Lounge, Eastman. 8 p.m.


Oct. 9: Field Hockey vs. Geneseo. Fauver. 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 10: Volleyball vs. St. John Fisher. Palestra. 7 p.m.

Oct. 12: Men's Soccer vs. Carnegie Mellon. Fauver. 5 p.m.

Oct. 12: Women's Soccer vs. Carnegie Mellon. Fauver. 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 13: Field Hockey vs. Oswego. Fauver. 1 p.m.

Oct. 14: Men's Soccer vs. Emory University. Fauver. 11 a.m.

Oct. 14: Women's Soccer vs. Emory University. Fauver. 1:30 p.m.

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (Oct. 1)
Pluto-Sized Planet Embryos Detected
The story features research by University astronomers that indicates three nearby stars may hold "planet embryos." If confirmed, the findings are the first evidence of a never-before-seen stage of early planet formation.    Read more...


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