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@Rochester -- Jan. 10, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Grant Funds Women in Music Festival
  • Medical Center Blood Drive
  • Events: Warner School Admissions Session, Rachmaninoff
  • In the Headlines: Zupan on Recruiting Business Professors, Richard on Restless Leg Syndrome, Niemi on a New Citizenship Test

News and Announcements

Series of Events Planned in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Film screenings, an art exhibition, and numerous talks are some of the events planned in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Events kick off on Monday, January 15, and culminate on Friday, January 26, with the commemorative address featuring Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Eastman Receives State Grant for Women in Music Festival
The Eastman School is the recipient of a $31,000 grant from The New York State Music Fund for its Women in Music Festival 2007, an annual celebration of women involved in all aspects of music. The 2007 festival, set for March 26 to 30, is marking its third year and will for the first time feature a composer-in-residence.

Medical Center Hosts Blood Drive
A blood drive will be held at the House of Six Nations cafeteria on Tuesday, January 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, January 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, January 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All who donate will receive a free movie ticket.


January 11
Warner School: Admissions Information Session. RSVP to or x5-3950. Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5:30 p.m.

January 11
Eastman at Washington Square: Rachmaninoff performed by Eastman pianist Hannah Lee. First Universalist Church, corner of South Clinton Avenue and Court Street, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

The Wall Street Journal (January 9)
Ph.D. Shortage: Business Schools Seek Professors
"Sooner or later, the price factor will kick in and more people will view becoming a business-school professor as quite attractive," says Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, in a report about recruiting business professionals into the teaching field. "But that hasn't happened yet." (Subscription required.)

ABC News (January 9)
12 Million Can't Sleep, Can't Sit With Restless Legs Syndrome
Irene Richard, associate professor of neurology, comments on drug treatments for restless legs syndrome. "When patients come in asking about the treatment, doctors need to know that this is usually not a simple, single-pill solution, despite what they've seen on TV."

Democrat and Chronicle (January 9)
What Should New Citizens Know about Our Country?
Richard Niemi, professor of political science, discusses a new citizenship test being piloted by the U.S. Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services. "It's easy to say that questions should not be so simple, but designing other questions, especially of the conceptual variety, is not easy."

In Higher Education

ABC News (January 6)
Brand: NCAA Needs More Black Coaches
"NCAA president Myles Brand asked member schools to offer more opportunities to minorities when hiring coaches and administrators and wants them to do a better job educating athletes about sportsmanship. Speaking at the opening of the NCAA's annual convention, Brand admonished Football Bowl Subdivision—formerly Division I-A schools—for not aggressively pursuing black football coaches. Only seven of the 119 programs have black head coaches." (Brand earned his doctorate in philosophy at Rochester in 1967.)

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