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- President Seligman
Adopts Diversity Recommendations
- Road Closure:
Thomas Jackson Drive
- Reading by Kafka
- Golisano Children's
U.S. Premiere, High Blood Pressure, Sustainability Roundtable
- In the Headlines:
Fenno on 1994 Elections, Treanor on Bird Flu Vaccine
Seligman Adopts Recommendations Made by Task Force on Faculty Diversity
President Seligman announced today that he will adopt the 31 recommendations
made by a task force examining the issue of faculty diversity and inclusiveness.
In his statement, Seligman says, "The recommendations provide the
basis for further significant progress in making our University a more
inclusive and welcoming campus for all faculty regardless of gender,
race, and ethnicity."
Closure: Thomas Jackson Drive
Thomas Jackson Drive, the main entrance to Strong Memorial Hospital,
will be closed to nonemergency traffic for utility repairs beginning
on Saturday, October 21, at 6 a.m. until Monday, October 23 at 6 a.m.
and also the following weekend on Saturday, October 28, to Monday, October
30. All nonemergency hospital traffic during those weekends should access
the parking garage through the East Drive entrance. Direct questions
to Jim Slobbe at 755-8962.
Prize Winner to Read from Novel
Author Jill Ciment will read from her 2005 novel, The Tattoo Artist,
which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize at the University earlier
this year, on Wednesday, November 5.
Gala Benefits Golisano Children's Hospital
This year's black-tie gala to benefit Golisano Children's Hospital at
Strong will be held on October 21 at USAirports Aircraft Hangar, 1295
World-renowned German director Egon Günther will show and discuss
his film Stone for its first screening in the United States
at 5 p.m. in Dewey Hall 1-101.
Bess Veyberman Herbert, an instructor in the Department of Family Medicine,
will discuss "High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer" from 4
to 5:30 p.m. as part of the Always Better health series. To register,
The Sustainability Roundtable is holding its next meeting from noon
to 1:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. All students,
staff, and faculty are welcome to attend.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Times (October 16)
Flashback: GOP's Field of Dreams Sows Nightmares for Democrats
"It's hard to believe, they don't seem to have any doubt at all,"
says Richard Fenno Jr., Distinguished University Professor Emeritus,
in a reprinted article about the 1994 election that gave Republicans
a majority in both chambers of Congress. "I wonder if they're not
celebrating prematurely, because they certainly are celebrating."
Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu
John Treanor, professor of medicine, microbiology, and immunology, says
more testing is needed to determine if "humanized" bird flu
antibodies would be effective in a vaccine and as a treatment during
a flu outbreak.
Ed (October 16)
Review Boards Faulted
"Institutional review boards—never designed for oversight
of journalism programs or surveys by sociology majors—have gone
way beyond their mandates and purpose, to the detriment of scholarship,
says a new report from the American Association of University Professors."
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