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@Rochester -- Sept. 19, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Fewer Visits for LASIK Patients
  • Simon Ranks High on 'Best Global' List
  • A Conversation with Coach Hartwig
  • Events: Eastman Faculty Series, Sustainability, UR Cinema
  • In the Headlines: Couderc, Robinson, Horwitz, Fry

News and Announcements

Lectures, Film Series, and More Mark Hispanic Heritage Month
A number of upcoming events are planned at the University in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, including a discussion panel and film series that take a closer look at immigration issues.

Formula Helps Reduce Repeat LASIK Visits
A complex computer formula compiled by Medical Center doctors and scientists helps reduce by nearly two-thirds the likelihood that patients will need repeat visits to an eye surgeon to adjust their vision after their initial LASIK visit.

Simon Among Top 50 Business Schools on New Global List
The Simon School is tied for 26 with the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management among the world's top 50 business schools for Mexican managers in an inaugural survey of “The Best Global M.B.A.'s 2006” by Expansión magazine.

Ten Minutes With Barbara Hartwig
Women's cross country coach Barbara Hartwig discusses last season's fourth-place finish at the NCAA Regional Championships and her expectations for the season ahead as part of a series of interviews with Rochester head coaches.


September 19
Mezzo-soprano Kathryn Cowdrick, assistant professor of voice at the Eastman School, makes her Kilbourn Hall debut as part of the continuing Faculty Artist Series. Free with University ID. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

September 20
The Roundtable on Sustainability holds its first fall meeting. All are invited to attend. Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library, noon to 1:30 p.m. (No Web link available.)

September 22
Screening of An Inconvenient Truth. Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market or at the door. Hoyt Hall, 7, 9:15, and 11:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (September 17)
Area Laboratories Pave Path to Future
The editorial about regional growth of biotech and optics industries highlights work by Jean-Philippe Couderc, research assistant professor of cardiology, who has developed software that helps determine if medications are harmful to the heart. (Read a related guest essay by Peter Robinson, vice president and chief operating officer for the Medical Center and Strong Health.)

Newsday (September 16)
Technical Assists
"We're leaning toward self-care technology that can be used in the home or wherever you are and have your data go into a central database, preferably one that you own," says Cecelia Horwitz, associate director of the Center for Future Health, in a report about new technologies that help people monitor their own health.

Science Now (September 15)
Hot Flies, Good Times
James Fry, associate professor of biology, comments on new research involving fruit flies that suggests the molecular mechanisms that help control the body's response to temperature also are involved in alcohol tolerance.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (September 18)
Panel Says Institutions Hinder Female Academics
"Women in science and engineering are hindered not by lack of ability but by bias and 'outmoded institutional structures' in academia, an expert panel reported [September 18]. The panel, convened by the National Academy of Sciences, said that in an era of global competition the nation could not afford 'such underuse of precious human capital.' "

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