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University News: September 7, 2006


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Fair, High: 79°

In Today's Issue

  • Tickets for O'Keeffe Exhibit Now on Sale
  • Pianist Kicks Off Eastman Series
  • New Smoking Cessation Classes
  • Hartnett Gallery Hosts Photo Exhibit
  • Learn More about Diabetes
  • Sports Buzz: Upcoming Schedule
  • Events: Stem Cell Talk, Free Prostate Cancer Screening
  • In the Headlines: Deci, Seligman, Lennie, Dobbins

News and Announcements

Tickets Now on Sale for O'Keeffe Exhibit
Tickets are now on sale for a major exhibition of works by American master Georgia O'Keeffe, on view October 1 to December 31 at the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets are available during museum hours in person at the gallery's admission desk and online at or at Ticketmaster outlets.

Pianist Kicks Off Eastman School's Faculty Artist Series
This year's Faculty Artists Series at the Eastman School gets under way on Monday, September 18, with a recital by Tony Caramia, professor of piano. Two back-to-back performances follow with Kathryn Cowdrick, assistant professor of voice making her Kilbourn Hall debut on Tuesday, September 19, and trombonist Mark Kellogg, associate professor of trombone, euphonium, and brass chamber music, on Wednesday, September 20. All three shows start at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. Admission is free for those with University IDs.

New Smoking Cessation Classes Start This Month
Two new Quitting Time classes are scheduled to begin in September. The smoking cessation workshops are free to University faculty and staff. The six-session series is offered on Wednesdays beginning September 13 at 5:15 p.m. and Thursdays beginning September 14 at 12:05 p.m. For more information or to register, visit the Well-U Web site or call x3-5240.

Images by Christine Shank on View in Hartnett Gallery
A new exhibition in Hartnett Gallery called She Quietly Considers features the photographic works of Christine Shank, who teaches photography in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. The show continues through October 1 in Wilson Commons.

Healthy Priorities Focuses on Diabetes
Get facts about diabetes and the impact it can have on health in the latest installment of Healthy Priorities, a program offered through the Benefits Office devoted to educating employees about important health care issues.

Upcoming Events

September 8
Mark Noble, professor of biomedical genetics, will discuss the science and politics of stem cells as part of a lecture series highlighting biological and biomedical research at the University. The talk begins at 4 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium at the Medical Center.

September 19
Doctors at University Urology will provide free prostate cancer screenings for area men who are at risk for the disease. The free tests are being offered from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Neighborhood Center, 417 South Ave., as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week.

For more event listings, see these calendars: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Sports Buzz

Upcoming Home Games:

September 7
Women's Soccer, 5 p.m.

September 8
Men's Soccer, 7 p.m.

September 9
Men's and Women's Cross Country (Genesee Valley Park), 11 a.m./noon
Field Hockey, noon
Men's Soccer, 3 p.m.
Football, 7 p.m.

September 10
Women's Soccer, 1 p.m.

(View a complete schedule.)

Rochester in the News

USA Today (September 5)
A Damaging Lesson for College-Bound Kids: Good Deeds Require a Payoff
The op-ed cites a study by Edward Deci, professor of clinical and social psychology, that examined the relationship between reward and motivation.

Business Strategies Magazine (September issue)
Experience Talks
The special education issue features a Q&A with President Seligman on topics ranging from economic revitalization to his long-term goals for the University.

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 1 issue)
Leading Translation Publisher Is Moving to Rochester
"The presence of the press here reflects our interest in a broader engagement with the world beyond the United States," says Peter Lennie, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, in a report about Dalkey Archive Press's recent announcement that it is relocating to the University.

Jazz Radio 24/7 (September 1)
Bill Dobbins: Interview
The first in a series of interviews with Eastman School's Bill Dobbins, professor of jazz studies and contemporary media and conductor of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman Studio Orchestra.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (September 6)
9/11 Leaves Its Mark on History Classes
"The present has a way of changing the way that historians think about the past. The trauma of Sept. 11, 2001, is likely to be no exception: Five years after the attacks on New York and Washington, many historians say 9/11 and its aftermath are leaving their mark on how American history is written and taught."

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