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Oct. 28, 2007
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News & Updates

Eastman: Spring Registration
Online registration for Eastman School spring courses begins Nov. 5 for all graduate students, Class of 2008 members, and all dual degree students; Nov. 6 for Class of 2009 members; Nov. 7 for Class of 2010 members; and Nov. 8 for Class of 2011 members. Students can register online without a permission code (unless required) through Jan. 20. Students can register online with a permission code and drop courses online through Feb. 10.

Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before registering. Freshmen and undergraduate music education majors are required to obtain permission from their academic advisor(s) to register.    Read more...

Flu Shots: River Campus & Eastman
UHS has scheduled flu vaccine clinics for students. The first clinic will be held on the River Campus on Friday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the May Room in Wilson Commons. The cost is $25 if not covered by insurance. The BCBS insurance offered through UHS covers the cost of flu shots. Students who prefer to schedule an appointment can do so by calling 275-2662.

A clinic also will be held at the Eastman School for students, faculty, and staff Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Cominsky Promenade.    Read more...

Talk by Alumnus, Trustee Mark Ain
University Trustee Mark Ain '67S (MBA), founder and executive chairman of the software company Kronos, will discuss "Identifying and Seizing an Entrepreneurial Opportunity" and kick off the Mark Ain Business Model Competition on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in Schlegel Hall 207. Reception follows.    Read more...

UR Coffee Forum
Representatives from Starbucks and Pura Vida will answer questions about coffee and social responsibility on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Salon D of The Meliora. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by Students for Social Justice, Dining Services, Grassroots, and the Fair Trade Campaign.   

Fulbright Information Session
Juniors and graduate students, learn more about how to plan your 2009-10 year abroad as a Fulbright scholar on Friday, Nov. 2, at noon in Wilson Commons, Stackel Room.    Read more...

Eastman Opera Theatre
Eastman Opera Theatre brings Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music to the Kilbourn Hall stage for four performances beginning Thursday, Nov. 1.    Read more...

Wake Up in Wilson on Halloween
Enjoy a great breakfast and a good read at this month's Halloween-themed Wake Up in Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Wilson Commons. Breakfast will include apples, pumpkin muffins, cider, and Fair-Trade coffee. A variety of newspapers and books will be provided by the Campus Bookstore and WRUR will supply the music.  

Coffeehouse Show
UR Concerts presents Shane Gamble performing roots music/Americana on Friday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to midnight in Wilson Commons.   

Free Screening at Eastman House
Several departments in the College and at the Eastman School are collaborating with the George Eastman House to present a screening of F.W. Murnau's silent film Faust accompanied by a live orchestra on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Dryden Theatre. Admission is free for all University students.   Read more...

Study Abroad Eat & Greet
Come meet students who have studied around the world and returned to share their stories on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Wilson Commons, Havens Lounge, between noon and 1 p.m. Whether you're new to the idea of study abroad or you plan to study abroad next semester, this is a great way to find out what's possible. Pizza and drinks provided.   

Polish Film Festival
The 12th annual Polish Film Festival continues at the Little Theatre from Nov. 10-14. Organized by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, the festival features five films from Poland with English subtitles.   Read more...

Closer Look at Gender Differences
Catch a screening of the short film Power Dead Even Rule and Other Gender Differences in the Workplace on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. in Goergen 101. A discussion follows, led by IBM's Mary Ellen Coleman, about cultural gender differences and the "rules" that define adult behavior. RSVP to Melanie Pelcher at by October 29.   

AlphaTraz 2007
Alpha Delta Phi is sponsoring its annual fundraiser to support Cardiac Care for Women. The event on Friday, Nov. 9, from 7-9 p.m. features live music and food. Buy a ticket to keep campus and community members "imprisoned." Tickets are $4 at the Common Market.   Read more...

Diwali Dinner
The Hindu Student Association is hosting its annual Diwali Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 6-9 p.m. in Douglass Dining Center. Catered by Taste of India. Tickets are $8 at the Common Market.  

Clarinet Choir Hits the Road
After just one year in existence, Eastman's Clarinet Choir is going on the road. On Sunday, Oct. 28, the 15-member ensemble travels to Buffalo to perform as part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Community Night Concert Series. The choir will also appear at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam on Sunday, Nov. 18.   Read more...

Event Highlights
Monday, Oct. 29:

Saxophonist Todd Rewoldt: Guest recital. Eastman School. 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30:

Artist's Reception: The exhibit Sights, Sites, and Cities features photos by David Bleich. Gallery at the Art & Music Library. 5 p.m.

Plutzik Reading Series: Author Tom Sleigh. Rush Rhees Library. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 31:

Fall Advising and Cluster Fair: Wilson Commons. Noon.

Diversity Panel: Open to University faculty, staff, and students. Medical Center. Noon.

Library Scare Fair: costume contests, refreshments, and entertainment. Rush Rhees Library. 2-5 p.m.

Jazz Ensembles: The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1:

Film Screening: Dylan's Run. Part of the Humanities Project. Morey Hall 321. 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2:

Diversity in Higher Education: Rush Rhees Library. All day.

Psychology Colloquia: Gender and communication. Meliora 366. 4 p.m.

Film Screening: The Simpsons Movie. Hoyt Hall. 7, 9, and 11 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3:

Fine Craft Show: Continues through Sunday. Memorial Art Gallery. All day.

Political Science Conference: Celebrating Professor Richard Niemi's 40th anniversary. Simon School. All day.

Film Screening: Transformers. Hoyt Hall. 6:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., and midnight.

Sunday, Nov. 4:

Baroque Organ Recital: Memorial Art Gallery. 1 and 3 p.m.

What's Up Lecture: Memorial Art Gallery. 2 p.m.


Nov. 2-3: Volleyball Championships vs. Palestra. Starts 10 a.m.

Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 26)
"Are Computers in Libraries on the Wane?"
A recent Podcast featuring University librarians Judi Briden, Katie Clark, and Ann Marshall is highlighted in the "Wired Campus" section. The librarians discuss what they discovered after studying students' research habits.   Read more...


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Did You Know?

The Sustainable Endowments Institute has released its 2008 College Sustainability Report Card for the 200 U.S. colleges with the largest endowements, including the University of Rochester. Read more...

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