University of Rochester

@Rochester — Aug. 16, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Scattered Storms, High 82°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 72°

In Today's Issue

  • Dean Lowry Outlines Administrative Appointments at Eastman
  • Singers Invited to Audition for Eastman-Rochester Chorus
  • Center for Future Health Featured on WXXI's 1370 Connection
  • Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
  • Non-Surgical Technique Shown to Cure a Disabling Ailment
  • River Campus Sidewalk Projects
  • Event Highlight: White Coat Ceremony
  • Rochester in the News: Curt Smith on Giuliani's Chances of Getting the GOP Nomination, Community Outreach Project for New Med Students
  • In Higher Ed: Pessimistic Views on Academic Freedom

News and Announcements

Dean Lowry Outlines Administrative Appointments at Eastman
Eastman School of Music Dean Douglas Lowry has announced the appointments of Jamal Rossi as Eastman's senior executive associate dean and Donna Brink Fox as associate dean of academic and student affairs.   Read more...

Singers Invited to Audition for Eastman-Rochester Chorus
The Eastman-Rochester Chorus is holding auditions for its 2007-08 season, with openings for all voice parts. Auditions are open to all singers in the greater Rochester area.   Read more...

Center for Future Health Featured on WXXI's 1370 Connection
Alice Pentland, director of the Center for Future Health, and Cecelia Horwitz, executive director, will be featured on WXXI's 1370 Connection during the Healthy Friday segment hosted by Elissa Orlando. They will discuss the center's research into proactive self-care technology for heart failure patients. The show broadcasts Friday at noon on AM 1370. The segment also will run live and be available as a podcast at   

Certificate Course Teaches Patient Safety
A "mini" patient safety certificate course is being offered by the faculty of the Division of Healthcare Management in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. The course is designed for health care professionals, trainees, and students in medical-related fields. The registration deadline is Friday, August 31. Sessions begin on Thursday, September 6, and continue twice a month through January 17. There is no fee for the course. For information and registration materials, contact Judy Hughes at 275-7712 or by e-mail at   

Non-Surgical Technique Shown to Cure a Disabling Ailment
Spine surgeon Paul Rubery, associate professor of orthopaedics, never imagined he would trade in his scalpel for Plaster of Paris, but that's exactly what he's planning to do in mid-August, when he learns a new, early treatment casting technique aimed at curing infants stricken with a devastating and aggressive form of scoliosis.   Read more...

River Campus Sidewalk Projects
Work to install sidewalks will begin Thursday, August 16, near Taylor Hall, Goergen Hall, the Morey Hall ROTC entrance, and the Dewey Hall bike pad. Pedestrians are asked to avoid those construction zones. Vehicle traffic may be delayed at times on Hutchison Road near Goergen Hall and Taylor Hall. Parking will not be affected. The projects should be completed by Friday, August 24, weather permitting. Contact Christina Goodermote at 273-5549 with questions.  


ceremonyAugust 17
White Coat Ceremony: The Class of 2011 receives medical coats in a traditional ceremony. Interfaith Chapel. 9:30 a.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

New York Daily News (August 12)
"Why Rudy Can't Win"
Curt Smith, a senior lecturer in the English department, comments on presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani's chances of winning the GOP nomination: "Rudy masquerades as a conservative and his personal life makes a mockery of family values. . . . His only hope is that all the other candidates self-destruct."    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (August 14)
"Community Lessons Learned by UR Med Students"
School of Medicine and Dentistry students take part in a community outreach program as part of their orientation.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (August 14)
"Pessimistic Views on Academic Freedom"
"A greater percentage of social scientists today feel that their academic freedom has been threatened than was the case during the McCarthy era."   Read more...

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