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- Provost Search
- Reminder: Holiday
Social on Tuesday
- Study Abroad
- Smoking Cessation
Biology Donut Talk, Woodwind Chamber Music
- In the Headlines:
Mammography Alternatives, Caine on Antidepressants and Suicide Risk,
Berlo on Quilting, Seligman on Community Partnerships
The process has begun to select a successor to Provost Charles Phelps,
who plans to retire after 13 years as the University’s chief academic
officer. Witt/Kieffer, a national executive search firm, will work with
a 12-person search committee chaired by President Seligman.
University Holiday Social on Tuesday
Don't miss this year's University Holiday Social on Tuesday, December
19, in the May Room of Wilson Commons. There will be live music, food,
and door prizes from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All faculty and staff are invited
Abroad Hits 10-Year High
The number of University undergraduates who study abroad has hit a 10-year
high, with more than 130 students going out of the country this spring.
They'll join another eight students already abroad on full-year programs.
the New Year Smoke Free
Well-U, the University’s employee wellness program, is presenting
a Quitting Time Smoking Cessation Program in partnership with the University’s
Smoking Research Program. The sessions will be held on six consecutive
Tuesdays from 12:05 to 1 p.m. beginning January 2. Registrations are
being taken through December 29 online at www.rochester.edu/well-u
or by phone at x3-5240. The program is free to employees and their spouses.
Department of Biology Donut Talk: Igor Kovalchuk, University of Lethbridge.
“Transgenerational Genome Instability Correlates with Adaptation
to Stress.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.
Woodwind Chamber Music: Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 9 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Channel (December 14)
New Breast Scan Doesn't Squeeze
The report cites research being conducted by physicians at the University
and at the Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic to investigate new technology
called Cone Beam Breast Computed Tomography that offers an alternative
to traditional mammography.
Eric Caine, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and codirector of
the Center for the Study of Prevention of Suicide, testified before
an FDA advisory panel on Wednesday about evidence linking suicide and
antidepressants in children. The evidence prompted the FDA to include
a black box warning on the drugs' printed information, a reaction that
Caine says has been harmful. "The risk of suicidal thoughts and
actions is far higher in people whose depression goes untreated,"
Caine told the panel.
by Design: 200 Years Of Innovation and Artistry
“Many people think of quilts primarily as exercises in rigorously
geometric repeat patterning,” says Janet Berlo, professor of art
history and cocurator of a quilt exhibition at the James A. Michener
Art Museum in New Hope, Penn. “Yet a great free-wheeling tradition
exists in quiltmaking in which improvisation, asymmetry, and experimentation
are the norm."
Business Journal (December 14)
Meet to Keep Young Workers
President Joel Seligman said a meeting on Thursday between area college
and university presidents and local government officials signaled an
“age of partnership” in the Rochester area, according to
the report. He also noted that community leaders acknowledge serious
concerns about job and population loss and want to set priorities on
ideas for growth. (Also reported by the Democrat
Business (December Issue)
Technology Spending Survey 2007
"While students may have a near cyborg relation with technology,
and faculty and staff might just want it to make their lives easier,
it falls to the IT department to make it all happen. In an effort to
understand what is happening in higher ed technology, University
Business recently conducted its second annual survey of chief information
officers and IT directors from colleges and universities nationwide."
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