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- NIH Grant Announcement
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- Annual Crime
- Glick Memorial
- Ethnic Disparities
- Golf Wins League
Medical Breakthroughs, Pianist Barry Snyder, Key Program
- In the Headlines:
Orr, Averill, Fenno
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
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Eastman School's Faculty Artist Series continues with Barry Snyder,
professor of piano, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.
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
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
of Higher Education (September 22)
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)
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.
Inquirer (October 2)
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.
Globe (October 2)
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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