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- Lennie's Investiture
as College Dean
- Tribute to Former
Eastman Faculty Member
- Talk by Patch
- Team Identifies
Bone Disease Gene
Sustainability Webcast, Robin Hood Lecture, Eastman School Symphony
- In the Headlines:
Goldman on New Stem Cell Research, Niemi on Political Polls
Ceremony Celebrates New Dean of the College Faculty
A symposium on issues related to interdisciplinary initiatives, an inaugural
ceremony, and a following reception will mark the investiture of noted
neuroscientist Peter Lennie as the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean
of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering on Friday, October
27. Those planning to attend may register online.
Concert Honors Former Eastman Faculty Member
A memorial concert celebrating the life and contributions of Richard
Pearlman (1937–2006), former dramatic director of Eastman Opera
Theatre, will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 2 p.m. in Kilbourn
Hall at the Eastman School.
Series Features Patch Adams, M.D.
Hunter (Patch) Adams, the real person behind the movie Patch Adams
starring Robin Williams, will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October
31, in Hubbell Auditorium of Hutchison Hall as part of the continuing
Team Discovers New Gene Responsible for Brittle Bone Disease
Brendan Boyce, professor of pathology, is part of an international team
of researchers that has identified a new genetic mutation responsible
for osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that makes bones much more
likely to break.
The University is hosting the Campus Sustainability Day IV Webcast from
12:15 to 2:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. All are invited
John Chandler, a graduate student in the English department, presents
"'This isn't scholarly!' Robin Hood's Place in Literature"
at 5 p.m. in the Robbins Library of Rush Rhees Library.
Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Professor Neil Varon,
performs Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and other works at 8
p.m. in Eastman Theatre.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Cells Might Cause Brain Tumors, Study Finds
Lead researcher Steven Goldman, professor of neurology, neurosurgery,
and pediatrics, comments on study results that indicate injecting human
embryonic stem cells into the brains of Parkinson's disease patients
may cause tumors. (Also reported by ABC
Post, and many others.)
Crazy: Should We Believe Them?
"The polls are mostly believable," says Richard Niemi, Don
Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science. "I can say more about
their interpretation—you have to be careful—but they are
believable as a snapshot of what's going on today."
of Higher Education (October 23)
Colleges Share in Bounty as Giving to Top 400 Charities Rises by 13
Percent, Survey Finds
"Donations to America's most successful fund-raising organizations—including
colleges and universities—grew by 13 percent last year, according
to the Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual Philanthropy 400 survey."
(Access available on campus and by subscription.)
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