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@Rochester -- Sept. 13, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • 5K Race Honors Anthony
  • Arnold Photos on View
  • The Now and Tomorrow of Stem Cell Research
  • Events: Sustainability Roundtable, Nursing Open House, Golf Benefit
  • In the Headlines: Frisina, Raimi, Gamm

News and Announcements

Annual Anthony Legacy Race Celebrates Suffragist's Work
The Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race, which commemorates Anthony's fight to win women admission to the University, will be held on Sunday, September 24. The "5K Run/Walk for Women's Progress" is open to men and women and is sponsored by the University's Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester.

Photographs by Arnold Showcased in New Exhibition
A career retrospective of the work of Charlie Arnold, a highly respected Rochester photographer, printmaker, and xerographic artist, will open on Friday, September 15, in the Rare Books and Special Collections Library. The 60 photographic prints on display belong to the library's Charles Arnold Archive.

Cell Decisions
Rochester Review takes a closer look at stem cell research at the University—the work scientists are focusing on now and what they envision for the future.

Events

September 20
The first Roundtable on Sustainability this fall will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. The roundtable was formed to provide a forum to discuss sustainability issues on campus. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the meeting. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. (No Web link available.)

September 21
The School of Nursing will hold an open house to provide information about courses and programs, including two new master's programs designed to address the need for child mental-health practitioners. The open house is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Evarts Lounge in Helen Wood Hall.

September 30
A golf and dinner event on Saturday, September 30, at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth benefits the Mt. Hope Family Center. Registration required. Details available online and by calling x5-2991, ext. 238.

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

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (September 12)
Listen Up, Women
Robert Frisina, professor of otolaryngology, discusses new research findings that suggest the most common form of hormone-replacement therapy may harm hearing.

The Wall Street Journal (September 12)
New Report Urges Return to Basics In Teaching Math
Ralph Raimi, professor emeritus of mathematics, describes new curriculum guidelines released by the the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as "a remarkable reversal." The council is advocating for a renewed emphasis on the basics of math education such as multiplication tables and long division. (Subscription required to view full article.)

Democrat and Chronicle (September 12)
Cheney Coming to Rochester for Kuhl
"Kuhl is clearly calculating that there is a very strong Republican base in the district," says Gerald Gamm, chair of political science, about the announcement that Vice President Dick Cheney will host a fundraising dinner in Rochester for Republican Rep. Randy Kuhl's re-election campaign. "He's going to need to mobilize the base and raise money."

In Higher Education

The New York Times (September 12)
Harvard Ends Early Admission
"Harvard University, breaking with a major trend in college admissions, says it will eliminate its early admissions program next year, with university officials arguing that such programs put low-income and minority applicants at a distinct disadvantage in the competition to get into selective universities."

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