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@Rochester -- Oct. 10, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Alumni Weekend: Medicine and Nursing
  • Conference: Polish View of United States
  • Caine Leads Suicide Prevention Committee
  • Nursing Entrepreneurs
  • Events: Jazz Pianist, Skeptic's Forum, Women in Music
  • In the Headlines: DiGiovanni on Foot Pain, Hamann-Whitmore on O'Keeffe, Gamm on Foley Scandal

News and Announcements

Medicine and Nursing Celebrate Alumni Weekend
The School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Nursing begin the celebration of Alumni Weekend 2006 on Thursday, with events running through Saturday, October 14. Activities include reunions for more than a dozen classes, lectures, dinners, and other celebrations.

Polish Diplomat, Scholars Discuss America Through Their Eyes
A conference with more than a dozen speakers sharing research on how Poland and its people view the United States will be held today at the Interfaith Chapel.

Caine Chairs Advisory Committee on Suicide Prevention
Eric Caine, chair of the Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry, will lead the newly formed National Scientific Advisory Committee of the Suicide Prevention Action Network.

School of Nursing Offers Entrepreneur Course
The Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship is offering a two-day comprehensive course titled "Become a Successful Health Care Entrepreneur" from October 26 to 27.


October 10
Honey Meconi, professor of music in the College Music Department, presents "Girls in Trouble: Renaissance Chansons as Emblems of Morality" at 5 p.m. in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library. This talk is part of “Women and Music: Looking Back, Looking Forward” a series of events hosted by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies and supported in part by the Humanities Project.

October 11
Wilson Commons Wednesdays continues with Mediterranean Flavors featuring a Greek-inspired buffet lunch, live music, and giveaways. Lunch can be purchased for $8 with cash, flex, or declining from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hirst Lounge.

October 12
A Skeptic's Forum, featuring a panel discussion of intelligent design and naturalist models of origins, includes scientists from the University and from Reasons To Believe, a California think tank, at 7 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Admission is free to University students, faculty, and staff.
(No Web link available.)

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

Rochester in the News

USA Today (October 8)
How to Give Dad a Boost
Benedict DiGiovanni, associate professor of orthopedic surgery, answers a reader's question about treatments for the painful foot condition known as chronic plantar fasciitis.

Democrat and Chronicle (October 8)
Uncommon O'Keeffe at MAG
"You see a style here that continues through her whole life," says Marlene Hamann-Whitmore, the Memorial Art Gallery's curator of education, in an article about an exhibition of works by Georgia O'Keeffe now on display.

Miami Herald (October 8)
Some Republican Seats Shaky since Foley Scandal
Gerald Gamm, chair of political science, comments on the lingering effects of the scandal involving former Rep. Mark Foley.

In Higher Education

Chicago Tribune (October 8)
Time's Up for Early Admission Programs
"Members of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling voted Saturday in Pittsburgh to ban programs that let students know whether they've been accepted before mid-September. They also barred colleges from setting application deadlines before October 15."

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