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@Rochester -- Sept. 25, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Kafka Prize for Fiction
  • Public Flu Clinics
  • Eastman School's New Horizons Program
  • Events: Latin Film Series, Wake up in Wilson, Bone Marrow Registry
  • In the Headlines: Center for Future Health, Dobbins, Fields

News and Announcements

Ciment Wins Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction
Jill Ciment has been named the recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize at the University for her novel The Tattoo Artist. The prize is awarded annually to female authors of exceptional works of fiction by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of English. Ciment will give a reading, followed by a reception and book signing, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.

School of Nursing to Begin Public Flu Clinics on October 5
With a solid vaccine supply in hand, the School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship (formerly Community Nursing Center) is set to launch its public and corporate flu clinic schedule for 2006 at the annual Senator Alesi Health Fair October 5 at the Dome Center in Henrietta.

New Horizons Program Welcomes New Members
Adults who are interested in performing in a band, orchestra, or chorus are invited to attend rehearsals for the New Horizons Program at the Eastman Community Music School.


September 25
The first of a two-part Latin American Film Series presented by La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, at 7 p.m. in 321 Morey Hall.

September 27
Stop by Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons between 8:30 and 10 a.m. for "Wake up in Wilson." Enjoy specially priced breakfast treats as well as themed book selections and bestsellers available at a discounted price. Sponsored by Wilson Commons Student Activities, Dining Services, and River Campus Bookstore.

September 27 and 28
An annual bone marrow registry drive by Sigma Psi Zeta sorority is being held in honor of Wincheng Lin '02, original founder of the drive. She was diagnosed with leukemia in June. The drive will be held on September 27, noon to 3 p.m., and September 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons. (There will be an information session on Monday, September 25, in Hirst Lounge at 7 p.m.)

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

Rochester in the News (September 21)
Up and Coming
The article takes a closer look at the growth of research-related jobs in upstate New York, including those at the University. The report cites job opportunities at the Medical Center and interdisciplinary research centers such as the Center for Future Health.

All About Jazz (September 21)
'Come Sunday: Inspiration for Living with Heart' by Paul C. Stomper
“Connections as inspiring as they are surprising, moving, and profound . . . a resounding chord of hope and faith," says Bill Dobbins, professor of jazz studies and contemporary media, about Come Sunday, a collection of stories shared by a cancer doctor and several patients.
Discrimination in Nursing School: Thing of the Past or Alive and Well?
"Some students just feel targeted. They don’t fit the image of what the faculty think a nurse should be," says Sheldon Fields, assistant professor of nursing, in a report about discrimination against minority students in nursing schools.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (September 22)
A Scholar Is Alive, Actually, and Hungry for Debate
"After an address by President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela at the United Nations, the linguist Noam Chomsky joined the exclusive club of luminaries who were reported dead before their time."

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