Thursday's Forecast: Rain, High: 64°
- Jazz Showcase
Benefits New Orleans
- Lasik Discounts
- Hursh on WXXI
- Talk by Science
- Symposium: 'Polish
- Meals on Wheels
Pride Alliance, Smithsonian Day
- Sports Buzz:
Upcoming Home Games
- In the Headlines:
Jazz Showcase Benefits New Orleans Musicians
Eastman School jazz students are once again turning their annual Eastman
Jazz Showcase into a benefit for New Orleans jazz musicians affected
by Hurricane Katrina. Admission is free for tonight's performance, but
students are asking for a suggested donation of $5. Eastman students
raised $1,154 at last year’s event. Donations will again be sent
to the Jazz Foundation of America.
Discount Available for Lasik Procedure
StrongVision is offering University faculty and staff and their immediate
household family members a $200 discount on Lasik procedures through
2007. The savings apply to those planning flexible spending
Professor Featured Today on WXXI
David Hursh, associate professor of teaching and curriculum, is scheduled
to discuss New York State test scores and other education issues
today at 1 p.m. on WXXI's 1370 Connection with host Bob Smith.
Call-in questions are welcome.
Center to Host Symposium on 'Polish Perspectives'
The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies is sponsoring
a one-day symposium titled “Images of America: Polish Perspectives
on the U.S." on October 11 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Interfaith
Writer Alan Burdick to Discuss Environmental Issues
Alan Burdick will discuss his latest book, Out of Eden: An Odyssey
of Ecological Invasion, which won the 2005 Overseas Press Club's award for best reporting on international environmental issues. His
talk on Friday, October 6, is part of the continuing Neilly Series.
Needed for Meals on Wheels
Meals On Wheels, under the direction of Visiting Nurse Service, is looking for volunteers to deliver hot meals. Deliveries
are made mid-day and take about an hour. Volunteers can sign up for weekly,
monthly, or seasonal schedules.
The Pride Alliance at the University is holding a meeting at 5:30 p.m.
in 507 Wilson Commons. Representatives from the Office of Human Resources
will discuss the University benefits program and highlight the benefits
currently provided to domestic partners. The group is one of three affinity
groups organized through Human Resources to address diversity issues.
Attendance is confidential. For details, e-mail Jason Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with other museums across the country, the Memorial Art Gallery
will offer two free adult admissions to any visitor presenting a Museum
Day card from Smithsonian magazine.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
Center, and Memorial
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a complete schedule.)
in the News
CBS News (September
Babies Less Overweight
Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics, who helped write the latest breastfeeding guidelines from the American
Academy of Pediatrics, comments on
new research that suggest breastfed babies are less likely
to be overweight during childhood.
Journal (September 27)
Writing and Troubled Arithmetic
In a letter to the editor, Jeffrey Choppin, assistant professor of mathematics
education, comments on a report about new curriculum recommendations from the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. (Subscription required.)
The New York
Times (September 25)
to Team Up With Kaplan to Offer Online M.B.A.
"Newsweek is joining up with Kaplan Inc., the education
service provider, to offer an online business degree called Kaplan University/Newsweek
M.B.A. Executives at both Newsweek and Kaplan said they believed
this was the first time a national media outlet had joined with an online
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