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@Rochester -- Sept. 8, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • A Genetic Surprise
  • Zipcar Comes to Campus
  • Medical School Appoints Associate Deans
  • 'Days of Remembrance' for 9/11
  • Simon School's New Blog
  • Fenno: The Idea of Citizenship
  • Events: Talk by Russian Economist, Clothesline Festival
  • In the Headlines: Lyman, Jefferson High Partnership

News and Announcements

Masley holds fliesGenetic 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.)

National 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.

New 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.

'Days 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 of Remembrance."

Simon 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 Business Journal.)

Richard 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.

Events

September 9-10
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 Sunday.

September 12
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, Eastman School, Medical Center, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

Reuters (September 6)
Panel 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.

Democrat and Chronicle (September 7)
City 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.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Education (September 6)
Momentum 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."

Correction

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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