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@Rochester -- Sept. 21, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Be the Change Day
  • 'Always Better' Workshops
  • Robin Hood Exhibit
  • Parkinson's and Depression
  • Events: 'Minstrel Show', Violin Competition, 5K Anthony Race
  • Sports Buzz: Upcoming Schedule
  • In the Headlines: Carlson, Zupan, Perlis

News and Announcements

‘Be the Change Day’ Connects Students with the 19th Ward
Rochester students will mark 'Be the Change Day,' a national community service event inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, on September 30 by lending a hand in the 19th Ward neighborhood.

'Always Better' Workshops Address Aging, Heartburn, Back Pain
The Medical Center is launching a series of free health workshops open to the public. Under the theme "Always Better," topics this fall include successful aging, heartburn, and neck and back pain, presented by experts from the Medical Center.

Exhibit Traces Development of Robin Hood as a Popular Hero
A collection of memorabilia illustrating the Robin Hood legend is on display through January 10 in the Rossell Hope Robbins Library in Rush Rhees Library.

Doctors Focus on Depression in Patients with Parkinson’s
Doctors at the Medical Center are leading a nationwide study to test the effectiveness of anti-depressants in patients with Parkinson’s disease.


September 21
The University's Pi Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Black Students' Union present "The Minstrel Show" at 7:13 p.m. in 321 Morey Hall.

September 23
The Eastman School is hosting a Violin Concerto Competition in Howard Hanson Hall from 6 to 10 p.m.

September 24
The Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race, a "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. Registration required.

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

Sports Buzz

Upcoming Home Games:

September 22
Field Hockey, 4 p.m.

September 23
Field Hockey, 2 p.m.

(View a complete schedule.)

Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (September 20)
The Top Business Schools: Recruiters' M.B.A. Picks (A Special Report)
Bethany Carlson, a student at the Simon School, discusses her decision to forgo the M.B.A. and instead pursue a one-year master's degree in marketing. The master's option is one that is gaining appeal for business students, says Simon School Dean Mark Zupan: "Some people in technical fields don't want to commit to a two-year M.B.A. but want one year of management education after their undergraduate degree to give them more clout in the marketplace." (Subscription required)

Forbes (September 19)
Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems
"If you think insomnia is an annoyance and merely something you should tough out, that may be a mistake," says Michael Perlis, director of the Sleep Research Laboratory, in a report about the connection between sleep disorders and overall health. "It may lead you down the path to other morbidities. It would also be a mistake because it's treatable."

In Higher Education

CNN (September 20)
Some Universities Shift Future Professors' Focus to Teaching
"Some universities are taking their teacher-training missions more seriously. Partly, it's to provide better teaching for their own undergraduates, who with rising tuition are less hesitant to complain about incompetent TAs. And partly it's to help their graduate students when they go into a job market that seems moderately more interested in teaching skills than in the past."

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