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- A Genetic Surprise
- Zipcar Comes to
- Medical School
Appoints Associate Deans
- 'Days of Remembrance'
- Simon School's
- Fenno: The Idea
- Events: Talk
by Russian Economist, Clothesline Festival
- In the Headlines:
Lyman, Jefferson High Partnership
Surprise Confirms Neglected Evolutionary Theory
Biologists at the University have discovered that an old and relatively
unpopular theory about how a single species can split in two turns out
to be accurate after all—and acting in nature. The finding, reported
in the September 7 issue of Science, indicates that scientists
must reassess the processes involved in the origin of species. (Graduate
student John Paul Masly, lead author of the paper, is pictured holding
flies he used to confirm old evolutionary theory.)
Car-Sharing Program Comes to the University
Zipcar, a national car-share program, will offer the University community
a new, convenient way to get off campus 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. The program will launch next week with four vehicles, including
one hybrid, on the River Campus.
Associate Deans Appointed at the Medical School
Two new associate deans have been appointed at the School of Medicine
and Dentistry. Professor of Anesthesiology Denham Ward has been named
the associate dean for faculty development-medical education, and Professor
of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vivian Lewis is now the associate dean
for faculty development-women and diversity.
of Remembrance' Mark Fifth Anniversary of 9/11
The Interfaith Chapel will be open all day on Monday, September 11,
for those who would like to honor the victims of the 2001 terrorist
attacks. On Tuesday, September 12, photojournalist Matt Moyer will give
a presentation and talk titled "Images of Iraq" at 4 p.m.
in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. Both events are sponsored by the
Office of the Dean of Students in the College as part of "Days
School Launches Business School Communications Blog
The Simon School is entering the online “blogosphere” by becoming
one of only a select few top-ranked national business schools to launch
an online communications blog. (See today's related report in the Rochester
Fenno: The Idea of Citizenship
“The challenge is to nudge the political conversation in a calmer,
more measured, more constructive and, yes, more scholarly, more abstract
direction,” writes Richard Fenno Jr., Distinguished University
Professor Emeritus, in the latest issue of Rochester Review.
M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, Rochester’s oldest and largest
arts and crafts festival, returns this year, marking its 50th anniversary.
The two-day event features more than 500 artists from 27 surrounding
counties exhibiting and selling their works. Tickets are required. Memorial
Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
A leading urban planner, architect, and economic advisor to the Russian
government, Nikita Maslennikov will discuss Russia's economic growth
and the impact on the country's rich cultural heritage. The talk is
at 7:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library
For more event listings,
see these calendars: Currents,
Center, and Memorial
in the News
Backs Pfizer Drug for Cancer Patients
The news agency's report quotes Gary Lyman, professor of medicine and
oncology, who served on the advisory panel that recently recommended
FDA approval of Pfizer's anti-blood-clotting drug Fragmin.
and Chronicle (September 7)
Opening Two Small College-Prep Schools
The article about the launch of two new prep schools in the Rochester
City School District highlights a new partnership between the University
and Jefferson High School to offer 75 incoming seventh graders the opportunity
to learn more about entrepreneurship.
Education (September 6)
for Open Access Research
"When the Federal Public Research Access Act was proposed this
year, scholarly society after scholarly society came out against the
legislation, which would require federal agencies to publish their findings,
online and free, within six months of their publication elsewhere. .
. . It is increasingly hard, however, to say that those societies reflect
the views of academe on the issue."
Mark Kellogg was
identified incorrectly in yesterday's issue. He is associate professor
of trombone, euphonium, and brass chamber music at the Eastman School.
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