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@Rochester -- Sept. 11, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • A Closer Look at Global Health
  • Simon School Names Director of Health Care Programs
  • Reflections on Sept. 11, 2001
  • Medical Center Plans ‘Great Advances’
  • Learning How to Cope with Stress
  • Conference Celebrates Russian Composers
  • Events: Women in Music, Hispanic Heritage, Robert Kennedy Jr.
  • In the Headlines: Kieburtz, Brayer, Kopycka-Kedzierawski

News and Announcements

Conference 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.

Simon 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.

Interfaith 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.

Medical 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 Review.

Well-U 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.

Shostakovich 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.

Events

September 12
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.

September 17
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.

September 28
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.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

CBS News (September 8)
Feds 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 by Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others.)

WROC TV (September 7)
A 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.

Democrat and Chronicle (September 8)
Kids 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 outreach program.

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 11)
Despite Post-September-11 Fears, Institutions That Protect Academic Freedom Remain Strong
"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 required.)

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