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@Rochester -- Dec. 8, 2006

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Friday's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High: 30°
Tomorrow: Flurries, High: 38°

In Today's Issue

  • Orthopaedics Chair Steps Down
  • Eastman Student Plays the Carillon
  • Gifts for the Giving
  • Events: University Wind Symphony, Writers Respond to O'Keeffe, Piano Recital
  • In the Headlines: Swan on Kids' Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics, Bridging Fellowship between McDonough and Danko

News and Announcements

Rosier Steps Down as Chair of Orthopaedics; O’Keefe Identified as Likely Next Chair
Wehle Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics Randy Rosier announced Thursday he will step down as department chair to focus on an expanding research portfolio, which has experienced unprecedented growth in the past two years. Regis O’Keefe, professor of orthopaedics and director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research, is expected to take over the helm. The transition will take place on or before March 1, pending Board of Trustees approval.

A Passion for the Bells
Every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. music rings out of the Rush Rhees Tower, and most folks trekking across the quad or heading outside for a lunchtime break have no idea that Tiffany Ng is the person behind the performance. The Eastman graduate student is a seasoned carillonneur and donates an hour each week to share her passion for the carillon with River Campus residents.

Gifts Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Kids
For the past six years, the annual "Gifts for the Giving" drive has raised gifts for families throughout the Rochester area. The gifts collected this year at the Interfaith Chapel will be sent to School 17, St. Boniface, Church of Love Faith Center, Hillside, Sojourner House, and Mercy Residential Services. The deadline for donating toys, clothing, or monetary gifts has been extended to December 11. Donations can be made at the Interfaith Chapel Midlevel Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, call x5-4321.

Events

December 9
University Wind Symphony: Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

December 10
Memorial Art Gallery Reading: "Writers Respond to O'Keeffe" featuring Rochester authors reading poetry and prose. Admission charge. Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium, 2 p.m.

December 10
Recital: Award-winning Eastman pianist Igor Lipinski '09. Lower Strong Auditorium, 3 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

Time (December 6)
Tips for Safe Toys and other Household Products
Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, offers some tips for reducing children's exposure to phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA), chemicals that can interfere with gender-regulating hormones.

Down Beat (December issue)
Jazz on Campus: School Notes
The magazine highlights the Bridging Fellowship between Joyce McDonough, chair of the Department of Linguistics and associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences, and Harold Danko, professor of jazz piano and chair of the Department of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School. In their collaboration, McDonough and Danko are examining the relationship between language and music through an investigation of rhythm and meter in conversation and improvisation. (No Web link available.)

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (December 7)
In Long-Awaited Report, MLA Outlines Problems and Solutions for Humanities Scholars
"The Modern Language Association today released the long-awaited report of its Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion. The report, which describes a series of problems affecting the humanities profession and recommends broad solutions to the problems, is available on the MLA's Web site."

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