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@Rochester -- Nov. 14, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Photo: Higher Education Media Roundtable
  • Dalkey Archive Not Relocating to Rochester
  • Q&A: Campus Master Plan
  • International Education Week
  • Rochester's Political Scientists on Election 2006
  • Events: Faculty Artist Series, Simon Info. Reception, Retirement Workshop
  • In the Headlines: Harris on Sexism in Politics, DiGiovanni on Plantar Fasciitis

News and Announcements

Seligman and DillonNYC Roundtable—President Seligman talks with New York Times reporter Sam Dillon at the Higher Education Media Roundtable in New York City on November 9. Seligman answered reporters' questions about the effects of the election on higher education, the impact of higher tuition on middle-income families, university efforts to meet the energy crisis, and the impact of the Michigan ballot initiative on diversity in higher education. (Photo Credit: Chris Taggart)

Dalkey Archive Press Unable to Move to University
The University and Dalkey Archive Press have mutually agreed to dissolve the contract under which Dalkey Press would have moved to the University in January 2007. Dalkey Press is a prestigious nonprofit publisher specializing in international literature and translations.

Work Continues on Campus Master Plan
Read a Q&A with Ronald Paprock, senior vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer, and Paul Tankel, University architect, about the Campus Master Plan.

University Celebrates International Education Week
Rochester joins schools and organizations across the country in celebrating International Education Week, November 13 to 17. The annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education recognizes the benefits of international education and cultural exchange.

Election 2006: Blueprint for Bipartisanship?
Rochester political scientists say the nation’s political leaders have a small window to decide whether last week’s election results will cast them as opponents or partners.

Events

November 14
Eastman School Faculty Artist Series: Pianist Russell Miller, tickets required, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 15
Simon School Information Reception: M.B.A. and M.S. information reception, RSVP to x5-3439, Schlegel Hall Rotunda, 5 to 7 p.m.

November 16
Retirement Program Information Session: "Understanding the University of Rochester's Retirement Program" and "Fundamentals of Investing," HR Conference Room (#1-6127), Medical Center, 1 to 2 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

LA Times (November 13)
A Foot Hold that Spurs Healing
The article cites research by Benedict DiGiovanni, associate professor of orthopedics, who has tested a new exercise specifically designed to reduce heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis.

Washington Post (November 11)
Is America too Racist for Barack? Too Sexist for Hillary?
Fredrick Harris, professor of political science, says he sees a post-gender future out there, and its name is Condoleezza Rice. The secretary of state, he notes, "is unmarried, has no children, is completely dedicated to her job, for pleasure she plays the piano and works, and that's about it."

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (November 13)
Underrepresented Students Benefit Most From 'Engagement'
"Students who participate in collaborative learning and educational activities outside the classroom and who interact more with faculty members get better grades, are more satisfied with their education, and are more likely to remain in college. But the gains from those practices are even greater for students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, or who come to college less prepared than their peers. Those are among the major findings of the latest annual National Survey of Student Engagement." (Access available through University network.)

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