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@Rochester -- Oct. 23, 2006


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In Today's Issue

  • School of Nursing Professor Dies
  • $7.8 Million for New Research Center
  • Modern Dance Performance
  • Zipcar Open to Faculty, Staff
  • Events: Entrepreneurs Club, Women and Music, Wake up in Wilson,
  • In the Headlines: Mitrano on IT Security, Lenoe on Government-Sponsored Torture

News and Announcements

School of Nursing Professor, Expert in Family Care for Hospitalized Elders, Dies
Hong Li, the Loretta C. Ford Professor of Nursing and associate professor of nursing, died Sunday, October 15, at age 47 from cancer. In her eight years at the School of Nursing, Li was known as a respected teacher and nationally recognized researcher in the field of family care for frail older adults. An announcement of School of Nursing tributes in memoriam will be forthcoming.

New Research Center to Translate Basic Science into Faster Bone Healing
Researchers from the Medical Center have received a $7.8 million grant to speed the conversion of basic bone science into new treatments that prevent arthritis, improve fracture healing, and save limbs.

Butoh Choreographer Presents Program, Workshop at University
Choreographer Lani Fand Weissbach will perform a demonstration of the contemporary modern dance form "butoh" at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 3, in the dance studio in Spurrier Gymnasium.

Zipcar Open to Faculty and Staff
Zipcar, a national car-lending service, is available to all faculty and staff. The University fleet includes a Honda Element, a Mazda 3 sport sedan, a Toyota Matrix sport wagon, and a hybrid Toyota Prius, all loaded with XM radio and keyless entry. Reservations can be made online, and hourly rates include gas, reserved parking, and insurance.


October 23
The Entrepreneurs Club is holding its first general interest meeting from 8 to 9 p.m. in Wilson Commons 122. Bob Tobin, founder and president of Tobin & Associates and entrepreneur-in-residence at the University Center for Entrepreneurship, will discuss "What Does Entrepreneurship Mean Today?"

October 24
Celia Applegate, professor of history, presents “Women, Singing, and Amateurism in the Early 19th Century" at 5 p.m. in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library. Her talk is part of the continuing humanities program Women and Music: Looking Back, Looking Forward.

October 25
Wake up in Wilson returns featuring beverages, breakfast, books, and more from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in Hirst Lounge. This month's theme is college-life humor and breast cancer awareness.

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

Rochester in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education (October 26)
IT Security and Legal Liability for Colleges
Alumna Tracy Mitrano '81, director of IT policy and of the program in computer policy and law for the Office of Information Technologies at Cornell University, will lead an online discussion at noon on October 26. She will answer questions about threats to IT security and about colleges' legal liability as they protect their systems from hackers and other data breaches.

Democrat and Chronicle (October 20)
U.S. Must Not Stoop to Using Torture
"Torture is morally wrong. This was a fundamental belief of most thinkers of the Enlightenment, the intellectual movement out of which the U.S. Constitution was born. Yet the U.S. government since 2001 has tortured a number of innocent men and handed others over to other countries to be tortured," writes Matthew Lenoe, associate professor of history, in a guest essay.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (October 20)
No Test Tubes? Debate on Virtual Science Classes
"Prompted by skeptical university professors, the College Board, one of the most powerful organizations in American education, is questioning whether Internet-based laboratories are an acceptable substitute for the hands-on culturing of gels and peering through microscopes that have long been essential ingredients of American laboratory science."

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