University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Dec. 12, 2006

mostly cloudy

Tuesday's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High: 46°
Tomorrow: Showers, High: 50°

In Today's Issue

  • Construction: Thomas H. Jackson Drive
  • Eaves Offers Insight on MLA Report
  • Grant Links Warner Faculty with Local Teachers
  • Weighing the Risks of Mammograms
  • Baroque Organ Holiday Concert
  • Events: Open Enrollment Session, Wilson Commons Wednesdays, Institute for Music Leadership
  • In the Headlines: Engerman on Artisan Resurgence, Strep Throat Research, Gestring and Rideout on Efforts to Stop Teen Violence

News and Announcements

Construction Work Affects Thomas Jackson Drive
The north-bound lane of Thomas Jackson Drive, which exits Strong Memorial Hospital, will be closed for waterline work during the next three to four weeks. The south-bound lane will accommodate two-way traffic until the work is completed. Direct questions to Daniel McGraw of University Planning and Project Management at x3-1959.

Report Promotes New Ways to Consider Tenure in English, Foreign Languages
Academics in higher education should have more options to “publish or perish,” according to a wide-ranging national report that Professor of English Morris Eaves helped prepare. Eaves was one of seven task force members who spent two years researching and writing the report on “Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion” for the Modern Language Association.

NCTE Awards Grant to Warner School to Help Fortify Teaching, Learning of Literacy at Henry Hudson School 28
A $15,000 grant to the Warner School will allow childhood teachers at Henry Hudson School 28 in the Rochester City School District to collaborate with University faculty to address questions that have surfaced in light of new standards, tests, and requirements associated with the No Child Left Behind Act.

Health Benefits, Risks Weighed For Mammography In 40-Something Women
Conducting routine screening mammograms for women in their 40s is appropriate when women and their doctors consider the benefits and the risks, according to Gary Lyman, professor of medicine and oncology, who coauthored a report featured in the December 9 issue of the Lancet.

Holiday Concert Features Eastman's Italian Baroque Organ
Ulrika Davidsson, instructor in organ and historical keyboards at Eastman, will perform selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and other works on the Italian Baroque organ during an hour-long holiday concert at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday, December 17, at 5:30 p.m. Davidsson will also give two shorter presentations on the organ at 1 and 3 p.m. that day.


December 12
Open Enrollment Session for Faculty and Staff: Representatives from Aetna, Excellus, and the Benefits Office will be available. House of Six Nations Cafeteria, North End, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 13
Wilson Commons Wednesdays: "Roma in Dicembre." Live music, raffle, free samples, and lunch buffet available for purchase. Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

December 14
Institute for Music Leadership Special Lecture: Gavin Chuck of the group Alarm Will Sound discusses "Special Opportunities in the Performing Arts." Eastman School, Room 320, 1:30 to 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

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky. (December 11)
Artisans Step outside Shops, Thrive at Craft Shows
Stanley Engerman, John Munro Professor of Economics and professor of history, offers some historical perspective on home-grown businesses and notes that today's artisan resurgence is a response to consumer demand for items that aren't mass produced.

Toronto Star (December 10)
10 Things We Learned This Week
A roundup of facts and news cites research out of the Medical Center that indicates one in four children who are treated for strep throat with penicillin or amoxicillin ends up back in the doctor's office within three weeks.

Democrat and Chronicle (December 10)
New Program Aids Young Victims of Guns and Knives
Mark Gestring, a trauma surgeon at Strong Memorial Hospital, and Jeff Rideout, a Strong pediatric social worker, discuss a new community coalition that is working to target the teenage victims of shootings and stabbings for intervention and community resources.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (December 11)
The Job Security Rankings
"More than 62 percent of all faculty members are off the tenure track, including nearly 30 percent of those with full-time positions, according to an analysis released [Monday] by the American Association of University Professors."

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