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@Rochester — Aug. 17, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: Simon School Mourns Sudden Death of Professor
  • Department of Psychiatry Will Play Major Role in Veterans Center
  • Warner Admissions Info. Session for Employees
  • Event Highlight: Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
  • Rochester in the News: John Benitez on Toy Safety
  • In Higher Ed: Top Young Innovators Come Overwhelmingly From Academe

Special Message


Simon School Mourns Sudden Death of Professor
The Simon Graduate School of Business along with the entire University of Rochester community is mourning the loss of Michael J. Barclay, 50, of Rush, N.Y., a longtime member of the Simon School finance faculty, who died Thursday in a seaplane crash along Empire Boulevard in Penfield near Irondequoit Bay. The University flag on the Eastman Quadrangle will be lowered to half staff on Friday, August 17, in his memory.  Read more...

News and Announcements

Department of Psychiatry Will Play Major Role in Veterans Center
More than a dozen faculty members from the Department of Psychiatry will direct programs, conduct research, and provide treatment at the new Veterans Administration Center of Excellence in Canandaigua.   Read more...

Warner Admissions Info. Session for Employees
Learn more about the Warner School's certificate, master's, and doctoral programs during an information session on August 21. RSVP to or 275-3950.    Read more...


Through September 2
Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition: Rochester's oldest and most prestigious juried exhibition showcases works by regional artists. Memorial Art Gallery.  

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Rochester in the News

ABC News (August 15)
"Magnets: The Real Reason for Mattel's Recall"
John Benitez, associate professor of emergency medicine, comments on toy safety in light of Mattel's recent recall. "Be aware of what you purchase and gifts received," he says. "Check the Consumer Products Safety Commission Web site for any product alerts, recalls, or other notices." (Also see Benitez's comments on lead poisoning in the related ABC report "Health Risks From Toxic Toys Likely Slight.")   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog (August 16)
"Top Young Innovators Come Overwhelmingly From Academe"
"Twenty-two out of the 35 'young innovators' singled out for praise in the new issue of Technology Review are at universities. In its September/October issue, the magazine honors 35 young people whose work 'is changing our world' with inventions and research that the editors found 'most exciting' in the fields of communications, computing, electronics, medicine, and nanotechnology, among others."   Read more...

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