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@Rochester -- Nov. 22, 2006


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In Today's Issue

  • Parental Conflict: How It Affects Kids
  • Rochester Premiere of Eurydice
  • Holiday Charity
  • Eastman Announces Winners
  • Simon Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • Events: Simon Entrepreneurs Club, Faculty Artist Series at Eastman
  • Sports Buzz: Men's and Women's Basketball
  • In the Headlines: Niemi on Straight-Party Voting, Treanor on Stockpiling Flu Vaccine, DeHaven on Sports Medicine

News and Announcements

How Parents Engage in Conflict Affects Kids in Unexpected Ways
Different types of marital conflict between mothers and fathers may have different implications in the way they carry out their parenting duties, say researchers from Rochester and the University of Notre Dame.

Reinvented Myth Explores the Complexities of Love and Memory
The Rochester premiere of Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl's retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus, opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, in Todd Theatre.

Local Businesses Rally around Holiday Charity
Starting after Thanksgiving and running through Saturday, December 16, drop off a new, unwrapped toy at two locations in Fairport and receive coupons redeemable at select Rochester-area businesses.

Winners Announced in Eastman Voice Competition
Baritone Jonathan Michie, a first-year master’s student in the studio of Carol Webber, took the top prize in this year's Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition, which took place in Kilbourn Hall on Saturday, November 18.

Simon School Marks 20th Anniversary of Naming For William E. Simon
The Simon Graduate School of Business will mark the 20th anniversary of the school's naming for the late financial entrepreneur and U.S. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon on November 27. A panel discussion on Integrity in Business from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Gleason Hall, Room 318/418, will be immediately followed by a 20th anniversary celebration in the Schlegel Hall, Eisenberg Rotunda. Both events are free and open to the public.


November 27
Simon Entrepreneurs Club: Workshop series. Schlegel Hall 201, 12:40 to 1:20 p.m.

November 27
Faculty Artist Series: Don Harry, tuba. Free to University ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Men's Basketball: The team plays at home November 25 and 27 in the Palestra, hosting Washington & Jefferson and Buffalo State. Games can be heard live on WYSL 1040AM or viewed live online at

Women's Basketball: The team travels to Ithaca College on November 26 for a 6 p.m. tip-off. Listen to live coverage on WYSL 1040AM.

Get the latest Yellowjacket news and scores online at

Rochester in the News

The Hill (November 20)
Straight-Party Voters' Support of Dems Draws Ire from Opposition
Richard Niemi, professor of political science, says recent field experiments he has conducted show people are often confused by the straight-party option, and most experts agree that it encourages voters to not take the time to get educated about candidates. “It seems pretty clear that what it was designed for is to keep people voting for a particular party without thinking about who they were voting for,” Niemi says.

CNews (November 20)
U.S. to Stockpile More Bird Flu Vaccine
"If you think that you want to have a certain number of doses held in reserve that are ready to go and you don't have as many doses as you thought you did because there's been some degradation, you probably want to replace those doses," says vaccine expert John Treanor, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology.

Democrat and Chronicle (November 21)
The Revolutionary Medical Mind of DeHaven Puts UR on the Map
"Let's just say our discipline wasn't held in the highest esteem by some of my colleagues in the medical profession," says knee surgeon Kenneth DeHaven, senior associate dean for clinical affairs and director of the University Medical Group Facility, who helped build the University's sports medicine program into one of the nation's most respected.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (November 21)
Loan Program for Historically Black Colleges Is Underused, GAO Finds
"Historically black colleges and universities are not fully using a Department of Education program that provides low-cost financing for capital projects, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office."

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