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@Rochester — April 23, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Chance of Showers, High 73°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 61°

In Today's Issue

  • Major Gift to Simon School
  • Q&A on Campus Safety
  • Rochester Debaters Square Off Against Cornell
  • Professor Uses Economic Theory to Encourage 'More Sex'
  • National Window Safety Week
  • Music on My Mind
  • Event Highlight: Talk by Psychologist Tim Kasser
  • Rochester in the News: Nancy Stanwood on Supreme Court Abortion Ruling, Mark Zupan on the Wegmans Approach
  • In Higher Ed: Pledge to Look at Possible Autism Triggers

News and Announcements

Simon School Receives Major Gift From Michael and Diane Jones
The University has received a pledge of $1.5 million from alumnus and trustee Michael Jones and his wife, Diane, to establish an endowed professorship in the Simon Graduate School of Business.   Read more...

Q&A on Campus Safety with Ronald Paprocki
In light of recent events at Virginia Tech, the University assures its students, staff, faculty, and alumni that it is maintaining the safest campus possible. In a recent Q&A, Ronald J. Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance, explains what safety and emergency measures are in place now, and what steps the University is taking to boost preparedness in the future.   Read more...

Rochester Debaters Square Off Against Cornell
The University Debate Union is hosting a public debate on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium. Rochester debaters are squaring off against Cornell Forensics Society on the topic, "Resolved: The United States should withdraw its troops from Iraq." The public is invited to attend, judge, and share opinions.   

Professor Uses Economic Theory to Encourage 'More Sex'
Go ahead, cut into line at the drinking fountain. While you are at it, ditch your leaf blower and spend the afternoon watching football instead of doing yard work. Steven E. Landsburg, professor of economics and Slate magazine columnist, argues in his new book More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics that those two strategies can make the world a happier place.   Read more...

National Window Safety Week
April 22 to 28 is National Window Safety Week, and Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong is taking that opportunity to remind parents or anyone with children in their home that windows without guards or stops should be closed when children are present.   Read more...

Third Installment of Music on My Mind
The third installment of the Department of Neurosurgery's Music on My Mind series will feature Chopin's "Second Piano Concerto" on Wednesday, April 25, at 4:45 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served.    Read more...


April 23
Talk by Psychologist Tim Kasser: "The Good Life or the Goods Life?: Psychological Explorations of Values and Well Being." Lattimore Hall 201. 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

NPR (April 19)
"Doctors Weigh Next Move on Legality of Abortion"
Nancy Stanwood, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, comments on the Supreme Court's recent ruling to uphold the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. "The great concern," says Stanwood says, "is that essentially they've taken out of our armamentarium a procedure that for some women is the safest and best course. [It]'s really profoundly disturbing and unprecedented, that they don't have a health exception."   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (April 20)
"Groceries, with Love"
Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, says that Wegmans' employees believe they have ownership in the company's success, and that translates into their taking responsibility for how the company performs. "They go the extra mile," Zupan says. "This is a good role model for all organizations out there."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 20)
"Federal Agencies Pledge to Study Whether Environmental Factors Trigger Autism"
"In a marked shift, top federal health officials and academic scientists said this week that they have paid too little attention to the possibility that toxins or other environmental factors cause autism. At a workshop held by the National Academies' Institute of Medicine, they and patients' advocates charted a course to investigate whether environmental factors play a role in triggering autism."   Read more...

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