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- Honoring Martin
Luther King Jr.
- Grant Funds
Women in Music Festival
- Medical Center
Warner School Admissions Session, Rachmaninoff
- In the Headlines:
Zupan on Recruiting Business Professors, Richard on Restless Leg Syndrome,
Niemi on a New Citizenship Test
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.
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.
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.
Warner School: Admissions Information Session. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
or x5-3950. Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5:30 p.m.
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.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Street Journal (January 9)
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.)
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."
and Chronicle (January 9)
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."
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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