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@Rochester -- Oct. 17, 2006


Tuesday's Forecast:
Rain, High: 53°
Tomorrow: Cloudy, High: 62°

In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Adopts Diversity Recommendations
  • Road Closure: Thomas Jackson Drive
  • Reading by Kafka Prize Winner
  • Golisano Children's Hospital Gala
  • Events: U.S. Premiere, High Blood Pressure, Sustainability Roundtable
  • In the Headlines: Fenno on 1994 Elections, Treanor on Bird Flu Vaccine

News and Announcements

President Seligman Adopts Recommendations Made by Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusiveness
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."

Road 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.

Kafka 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.

Annual 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 Scottsville Road.


October 17
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.

October 17
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, call x5-2344.

October 18
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.

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

Rochester in the News

New York Times (October 16)
1994 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."

Forbes (October 13)
Combo 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.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (October 16)
Research 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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