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@Rochester — Aug. 22, 2007


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Cloudy, High 72°
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In Today's Issue

  • Seligman Describes Cancer as 'Beatable'
  • Calling Hours for Michael Barclay
  • New Funding for Center for Future Health
  • Event Highlight: Understanding The University's Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Allen Orr Reviews Living with Darwin
  • In Higher Ed: The Freshman Mindset

News and Announcements

Seligman Describes Cancer as 'Beatable'
book coverPresident Seligman spoke to reporters Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Wallis Hall, announcing his recent diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He outlined the steps involved in treatment, which will include both chemotherapy and radiation, and noted the high survival rate—greater than 90 percent at five years—for this form of lymphoma. He was joined by Dr. Richard Fisher (pictured right), director of the Wilmot Cancer Center and a world-renowned expert in lymphoma treatment, and Board of Trustees Chairman G. Robert Witmer Jr. '59. Fisher will oversee Seligman's treatment.

Seligman acknowledged that he is very fortunate to have received an early diagnosis for what he describes as a "treatable, beatable form of cancer." His message to the University community, he said, is simple: "We are not stepping back from anything we have started. . . . This is a University on the move, and we are going to stay on the move." (Read his message to the University community and learn more about non-Hodgkins lymphoma.)  

Calling Hours for Michael Barclay
Calling hours for Michael Barclay, a longtime member of the Simon School finance faculty, are scheduled for Thursday, August 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at Miller Funeral Homes, 3325 Winton Road South in Rochester. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, August 26, at 2 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel followed by a reception in the Schlegel Hall, Eisenberg Rotunda. The University flag on the Eastman Quadrangle will be lowered to half staff on Sunday in memory of Barclay, who died August 16 in a seaplane crash along Empire Boulevard in Penfield near Irondequoit Bay. To read more about Barclay and post a condolence message, visit Simon's tribute page.   

Center for Future Health Awarded Funding for Proactive Self-Care Technology
The Center for Future Health has received an $800,000 grant to lead a project in proactive self-care technology.   Read more...


August 22
Understanding The University's Retirement Program: ACF-A Room (2-1322), Medical Center. Noon.  

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Rochester in the News

New York Review of Books (August 16)
"A Religion for Darwinians?"
Allen Orr, the Shirley Cox Kearns Professor of Biology, reviews Philip Kitcher’s Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith: “In his latest book, Living with Darwin, Philip Kitcher considers creationist claims and uses them as a springboard for discussing subtler issues.” (Full review requires subscription.)   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 21)
"Mind-Set List Reminds Professors of What Freshmen May Be Too Young to Know"
"Before each fall semester, Beloit College, in Wisconsin, takes time to remind professors and administrators that even as they are ravaged by the sands of time, each new class of first-year freshmen arrives at the same relatively inexperienced age. The majority of this year's batch of doe-eyed freshmen, who are typically 18 years old, were born in 1989."   Read more...

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