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University of Rochester

Volume 62, Number 1, Fall 1999

Departments Features
Letters to the Editor

President's Page

Rochester in Review

  • The Class of 2003: Ready to go
  • Sproull gift endows dean's fund
  • Nursing School shifts focus
  • Conferences draw academic 'tourists'
  • Oh, that towering feeling!
  • Program in Public Policy Analysis is suspended
  • Chu, Williams elected to board
  • Rochester Quotes
  • In brief
  • Demonstrations of diversity
  • Sports: interview with new A.D.

Alumni Review

  • Letter from Nat Wisch, president, Trustees' Council of the College
  • Alumni Councils
  • UR Involved
  • Hutchison Medal goes to Jay Last '51
  • Manian honored by SEAS

Alumni Gazette

  • "Salty Talk," Ty Martin '52
  • Dr. Red Sox, Arthur Pappas '57 (MD)
  • Flying high, Michelle Viggiano Bryan '78
  • He's got rhythm, David Finck '80E
  • "Captain" Finance, Edmund Luzine '89S
  • The next threat? Donald A. Henderson '54 (MD)

Class Notes

Books & Recordings
by alumni and faculty

  • Recommended Reading

Sascha Feinstein '85, jazz poet

Back Cover

Alumni Association Announcements

Special Report: Why Alzheimer's Patients Get Lost
by Tom Rickey

It's "motion blindness," not just poor memory, that causes them to lose their way, reports a new Medical Center study.

The Classics Are Always in Style
by Scott Hauser

"The wonderful thing about the study of Greek," says a Rochester classics professor, "is that it is not practical." But current undergraduates are still finding plenty of reasons for studying the classical underpinnings of what we call "Western civilization."

  • Homer, Sweet Homer

Truly, Madly, Deeply Computing
by Scott Hauser

"It's important to work on the really tough challenges," says IBM's research director, Paul Horn '73 (PhD). By that he means the "unsolvable" ones--like teaching a computer to beat the world's greatest chess player.

  • Who is Deep Blue
1998-99: A Year in Review

A look at the academic year just past: including such diverse enterprises as original undergraduate research in Pueblo pottery, faculty discoveries in self-assembling plastics, and collaborative explorations of how technology may remake the future of medicine.

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