University News: September 5, 2006
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Message to the University Community
Ceremonies Kick Off Academic Year
- Medical Center
Utilities Project Starts Wednesday
Play at Home Next Five Days
- Goergen Winners
Share Thoughts on Education
- Lead Linked
to Brain Cancer?
- Fulbright Scholar
Heads to Ukraine
- Incoming Students
- Eastman School
Presents 'Freshman Show'
- Session Focuses
on Retirement Planning
- In the Headlines:
Treanor, Bonnez, King
Seligman's Message to the University Community
“This is going to be a particularly memorable year for each of
us in the University community. Our faculty and students are among the
best in the nation; our programs are innovative; and our facilities
are constantly improving," writes President Seligman in a message
to faculty, staff, and students.
Kick Off the Academic Year
The School of Nursing is holding its convocation ceremony today at 11
a.m. to mark the beginning of the 2006-07 academic year. Other schools
follow with ceremonies planned for this week and next.
Center Utility Project Begins September 6
Construction of the new James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and related utility
upgrades will create some delays for vehicle and pedestrian traffic
on the east side of the Medical Center campus. The work begins Wednesday,
September 6, and continues through the end of November.
Host Series of Home Games
All seven of the Yellowjacket fall sports teams will be competing on,
or close to, campus in the next five days as the intercollegiate athletic
season gets started in style.
Award Winners Share Thoughts on Education
"The best teaching is really about imparting a love of learning,
about engaging students in the joy of discovery, about encouraging students
to grasp and follow their own inspirations," says Susan Gustafson,
the Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor of German Studies and one
this year's recipients of a Goergen Award. Read more from Gustafson
and the other recipients who will be honored during the College Convocation
on Friday, September 8.
Links Lead Exposure to Brain Cancer in Adults
People who are routinely exposed to lead on the job are 50 percent more
likely to die from brain cancer than people who are not exposed, according
to a Medical Center study.
Center Director Travels to Ukraine on Fulbright Grant
Ewa Hauser, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European
Studies, has received a Fulbright grant to teach in Mykolayiv, Ukraine
for the spring 2007 semester.
Students Get First Glimpse of Campus
For both incoming freshmen and for graduate students, orientation sessions
provide the "nuts and bolts" information along with a chance
to bond with their classmates. Whether the programs last for two weeks
or a single day, the goal is the same—making new students feel
welcome and part of the University community.
The Eastman School presents "Orientation 2006: The Freshman Show"
in Kilbourn Hall at 7 p.m.
The Benefits Office is hosting an information session for faculty and
staff who are eligible to participate in the University’s retirement
program and for those who are new to investing or who want to review
their current investment strategy. Medical Center, ACF-C, Room 2-1361,
noon to 1 p.m.
For more event listings,
see these calendars: Currents,
Center, and Memorial
IN THE NEWS
American (August 30)
Transfusions Might Aid Treatment of Bird Flu
A report on using transfusions to treat bird flu in humans cites a recent
editorial by John Treanor, professor of medicine. (See similar reports
Times (August 29)
a Vaccine Search Ended in Triumph
William Bonnez, associate professor of medicine, discusses the role
Rochester played in the successful search for a cervical cancer vaccine
and the unlikely sources that led to the new discovery.
and Chronicle (August 30)
Poverty Stable in Area
Kathleen King, a professor in the School of Nursing, comments on data
that indicates half of all women living in the Rochester region do not
make enough money to cover basic living expenses. "They're partly
the most disadvantaged because they have young kids," says King.
Ed (September 1)
Scrutiny of Aid Applications
"For hundreds of students since 9/11, applying for a Pell Grant
apparently has meant scrutiny from the Federal Bureau of Investigation."
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