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@Rochester -- Oct. 3, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • NIH Grant Announcement . . . Stay Tuned
  • Annual Crime Report
  • International Theatre Program
  • Glick Memorial Scholarship
  • Ethnic Disparities in Medicare
  • Golf Wins League Title
  • Events: Medical Breakthroughs, Pianist Barry Snyder, Key Program
  • In the Headlines: Orr, Averill, Fenno

News and Announcements

NIH Awards Major Grant to School of Medicine and Dentistry
A 1:30 p.m. press conference will be held today at the Medical Center to announce that the School of Medicine and Dentistry has been awarded a significant grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a new program in clinical and translational research. The press conference will be held in the atrium of the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. More details will follow later today.

Security Services Releases Annual Report
University Security Services has released its annual report, called "Think Safe," that contains information about campus and personal safety issues as well as crime statistics for the three previous calendar years. Those who have not received a printed copy of the report can request one by calling x5-3437. Copies also are available at the Towne House Office at 1325 Mt. Hope Avenue, Suite 102.

Hurricane Katrina Inspires the Reinvention of a Theatrical Masterpiece
A contemporary and thought-provoking adaptation of The Lower Depths, Maxim Gorky's masterpiece about the struggles of the underclass, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 19, at Todd Theatre.

Recipients of Glick Scholarship To Be Named
More than $100,000 has been raised for the Jeremy L. Glick Memorial Scholarship, and the first students to benefit from the fund will be announced in the spring. The scholarship was created by alumni and undergraduate members of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity to honor Glick ’93, who died during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa.

Rochester Study Shows Ethnic Disparities in Medicare Claims
African Americans and Latinos are more likely to underestimate how long it has been since their last routine screening test for disease, according to a University study that matched patient recollections with Medicare documentation. (See related report by Forbes.)

Golfers Win Liberty Title
The golf team won the Liberty League championship on October 2 for the first time with a one-stroke victory over Skidmore College.


October 3
Roger Newton, codiscoverer of Atorvastatin (Lipitor) and senior vice president and director of Esperion Therapeutics (a Pfizer Company) presents the first in a series of "Translating Medical Breakthroughs" seminars. His talk is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Medical Center, Class of ’62 Auditorium. For additional information, contact the Office of Corporate Alliances at 341-4930.

October 3
Eastman School's Faculty Artist Series continues with Barry Snyder, professor of piano, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.

October 4
Learn more about the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program during an information session at 4 p.m. in Lattimore 311. The program allows students to take a fifth year, free of tuition, to work on an entrepreneurial project.

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 Chronicle of Higher Education (September 22)
Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?
In an op-ed piece, Mark Oppenheimer, book reviewer and editor of the opinion journal In Character, identifies H. Allen Orr, professor of biology, as one of a handful of intellectuals "keeping the night watch against the forces of ignorance, reaction, and creationism" in periodicals such as The New York Review of Books. (Subscription may be required.)

The New York Times (October 1)
Growing Up and Then Starting Over
The feature article profiles Paul Averill '06 and the struggles he faced finding an apartment in New York City that could accommodate his physical disabilities after a car accident.

Philadelphia Inquirer (October 2)
In Senate Race, War Solutions Differ
Richard Fenno, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, comments on the Senate race in Pennsylvania between U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and Bob Casey Jr. and their opposing views on the war in Iraq.

In Higher Education

The Boston Globe (October 2)
Three Dozen Colleges Team Up To Recruit
"Thirty-six New England universities and colleges are launching an Internet site [on October 2] with more than 3,000 job openings for faculty, administrators, and hospital personnel."

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