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- School of Nursing
- $7.8 Million
for New Research Center
- Modern Dance
- Zipcar Open
to Faculty, Staff
Entrepreneurs Club, Women and Music, Wake up in Wilson,
- In the Headlines:
Mitrano on IT Security, Lenoe on Government-Sponsored Torture
of Nursing Professor, Expert in Family Care for Hospitalized Elders,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
of Higher Education (October 26)
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.
and Chronicle (October 20)
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.
The New York
Times (October 20)
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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