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- A Closer Look
at Global Health
- Simon School
Names Director of Health Care Programs
on Sept. 11, 2001
- Medical Center
Plans ‘Great Advances’
- Learning How
to Cope with Stress
- Conference Celebrates
Women in Music, Hispanic Heritage, Robert Kennedy Jr.
- In the Headlines:
Kieburtz, Brayer, Kopycka-Kedzierawski
Focuses on Global Health and Emerging Disease
The University, the School of Nursing, and Passport Health of Upstate
New York are sponsoring a conference on global health and emerging disease
September 18 and 19.
School Appoints Wedig Director of Health Care Programs
The Simon School has appointed Gerard Wedig director of health care
programs. Wedig will oversee the school's M.B.A. concentration in health
sciences management and its master of science in business administration
with a concentration in medical management.
Chapel Hosts Reflections on September 11, 2001
The Main Sanctuary will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. for visitors
who would like to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks
and honor alumni and others who lost their lives.
Center Plans ‘Great Advances’
Bradford Berk ’81M (MD, PhD) outlines some of his goals as the
new leader of the Medical Center in the latest issue of Rochester
Offers Classes on Coping with Stress
The next "Coping with Work and Family Stress" class will be
held on the River Campus on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. starting
September 27. The class is presented courtesy of Well-U, the University's
employee wellness program. Register online
or call 475-0432.
and Weinberg Conference Kicks Off Sept. 13
The Eastman School's upcoming conference about Russian composers Dmitri
Shostakovich and Mieczyslaw Weinberg from September 13 to 17 will include
many concerts and events open to the public. All performances will be
held in Kilbourn Hall. Tickets can be purchased online,
by phone at 454-2100, or in person at the RPO Box Office. Discounts
available to those with University IDs.
This roundtable event launches "Women and Music: Looking Back,
Looking Forward," a year-long series that is part of the University's
Humanities Project. Reception follows the discussion. Rush Rhees Library,
Gamble Room, 5 p.m.
The Memorial Art Gallery is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from
noon to 5 p.m. The event includes live musical performances, cultural
displays, and activities for children. There also will be a 2:30 p.m.
ceremony honoring three local Hispanic elders.
Robert Kennedy Jr., one of the country's top environmental lawyers and
advocates, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Tickets can
be purchased in advance at the Common Market; discounts available to
faculty, staff, and students.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
Center, and Memorial
in the News
Examine Safety of Mercury Fillings
"For the general population, amalgams are safe. There is evidence
of that," says Karl Kieburtz, professor of neurology, who is chairman
of one of the two panels brought together by the Food and Drug Administration
to re-examine the safety of mercury dental fillings. (Also reported
Angeles Times, and many others.)
WROC TV (September
Walk to School Could Mean a Trip to the ER
Anne Brayer, an emergency room pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital
at Strong, talks about the spike in the number of pediatric pedestrian
injuries during September and October.
and Chronicle (September 8)
Get a Tele-Checkup
"We don't want this to be a substitution for a regular exam. But
it's a community service," says Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, assistant
professor of dentistry, about the Eastman Dental Center's telemedicine
of Higher Education (September 11)
Post-September-11 Fears, Institutions That Protect Academic Freedom
"Many professors in the United States feared the start of a new
McCarthy era after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but
scholars say the fight for academic freedom has continued, and, in cases
where liberty is threatened, redress seems possible." (Subscription
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