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University of Rochester

Volume 61, Number 3, Spring-Summer 1999

Departments Features
Letters to the Editor

Rochester in Review

  • Swing dancing hits the campus
  • Wallis Hall honors former president
  • Rochester hosts national conference
  • Four appointed to professorships
  • Undergraduate curriculum in electronic imaging created
  • Major gift continues Library "Renaissance"
  • Kurt Weill celebrated at Eastman School
  • University plays role in developing special Van Gogh lighting
  • In brief
  • Notes on research
  • Roll models
  • Student discovery tells of Arctic warming
  • Rochester quotes
  • Sports
  • Review Point: Robert Westbrook, professor of history

Alumni Review

  • Letter from Bob Bartlett, new associate dean of the College for alumni relations and development
  • Alumni Councils
  • Recreation center wins support from alumni
  • Early '50s Reunion set for 2000

Alumni Gazette

  • Breaking the sound barrier, Sara Ridberg '96
  • A "special" prosecutor, Richard Davis '66
  • American anthem, Gene Scheer '81E, '82E (Mas)
  • Master of wine, Patrick Farrell '77, '82M (MD)
  • Tracking the green revolution, Elizabeth Arnold Guillette '60, '61N, '63W (Mas)
  • Jewish "Roots," Joseph Andrews '63M (MD)

Class Notes

Books & Recordings
by alumni and faculty

  • Recommended Reading

John W. Rowe '77M (MD)

Alumni Association Announcements

Special Report: An Ounce of Prevention
by Christopher DiFrancesco

The Medical Center takes on a leading role in developing an exotic new generation of disease fighters: vaccines. Some of them might even cure you after you've contracted the disease.

The Working Classes
by Scott Hauser

Working your way through college isn't quite what it used to be. More and more, undergraduates are moving away from traditional chores like washing dishes and waiting tables. A lot of them now see their campus job as a way of getting a head start on a future career.

  • On the Job
  • Meet Steve Stromski

by James Longenbach

Five poems by the Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English, from his first published collection.

  • Creating a Landscape of the Mind
The Last Great Eye in the Sky
by Tom Rickey

SIRTF--the fourth and final element in NASA's series of Great Observatories--will give astronomers unprecedented views of cosmic phenomena. Much of the credit for developing SIRTF's probing eyes goes to a team of Rochester researchers.

How Many Wrongs Does It Take to Make a Right?
by Rose Ericson

Sometimes, getting a wrong answer to a math problem might be better than getting it right, says Warner School professor Raffaella Borasi.

Third Act Surprise
by Scott Hauser

Academy Award nominee Robert Forster '64: By the actor's own admission, Forster's career enjoyed a stellar five-year first act and suffered a slumping 25-year second act. But then came Jackie Brown.

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