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@Rochester -- Jan. 11, 2007


Thursday's Forecast:
Flurries, High: 44°
Tomorrow: Showers, High: 45°

In Today's Issue

  • Iraqi Native Performs Traditional Music
  • Wellness Fair on Jan. 24
  • Concert Series Benefits Children's Hospital
  • Event: Simon's Medical Management Option
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball Plays Chase Tournament, Swimming at Home
  • In the Headlines: Book Reviews by Orr, Mayewski on Recruiting Doctors, Paprocki on Health Insurance Task Force

News and Announcements

Eastman's World Music Series Features Iraqi Native
Imprisoned for two years in his native Iraq for opposing the regime of Sadaam Hussein, Rahim AlHaj is a modern master of the oud—the eastern parent of Europe’s lute. He'll offer a glimpse into his country’s traditional music as part of Eastman’s World Music Series on Wednesday, January 24, at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.

Fitness Center Hosts Wellness Fair on Jan. 24
The Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center is hosting "Here's to Your Health!" on Wednesday, January 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room G-5680. The wellness fair is free and open to all University faculty and staff. The event features massages, blood glucose testing, and blood pressure checks as well as raffle prizes and more than 15 vendors. Employees who join the Fitness and Wellness Center during the fair will pay nothing up front for membership when enrolling in payroll deduction.

'Four for Four' Concert Series Benefits Children's Hospital
Get a chance to croon on stage with Uncle Plum and other bands on Friday, January 26, at the Harro East Ballroom. That night is the first of the Four for Four Charity Concert Series, a four-concert marathon (one performance each month for four months) that will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.


January 16
Simon School Information Session: Master's degree in business administration with a focus on medical management. RSVP by Friday, January 12, to Kate Walsh at x3-1645 or Room 3-6408, Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

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Basketball: The JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Tournament continues. The number-one seeded women's team beat Nazareth College in the opening round on Tuesday to move into the semifinals at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday at Roberts Wesleyan College. The men's team faced Nazareth Wednesday night at RIT. (See results.)

Swimming: The men's and women's teams resume their season by hosting SUNY Cortland on Friday at 2 p.m.

Rochester in the News

The New York Review of Books (January 11)
A Mission to Convert
"None of this is to say that evolutionary biology cannot inform our view of religion. It can and does. At the very least it insists that the Lord works in mysterious ways," writes H. Allen Orr, professor of biology, in a review of three books that examine science and religion, including Evolution and Christian Faith by alumna Joan Roughgarden '68.

Democrat and Chronicle (January 10)
Area Loss of Doctors at 8 Percent
Raymond Mayewski, Dean's Professor of Medicine and chief medical officer for Strong Memorial Hospital/Highland Hospital, who also heads Strong Health's primary care recruiting efforts, comments on the regional loss of doctors in the past few years. "We shouldn't spend the next five years debating if there's a reduction," Mayewski says. "What are we going to do about the fact that in 10 years a third of physicians will be (possibly retiring)?"

Democrat and Chronicle (January 10)
UR Seeks to Curb Health Care Costs
Ronald Paprocki, the University's chief financial officer, discusses a new University task force that he cochairs with Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk. The group will make recommendations for addressing the growing cost of health insurance. "Since we are the (area's) dominant health care provider, we really should be a leader in the community in formulating health care plans that are models for other employers in the community," Paprocki says.

In Higher Education

University Business (January Issue)
A Competitive Edge: Student Programs Based on NBC's The Apprentice Are a Win for Institutions
"The words 'You're fired!' will probably forever be linked to Donald Trump and his NBC reality show The Apprentice, in which candidates compete on business tasks to get hired by Trump. Shortly after its 2004 debut, a phenomenon began to blossom on college campuses nationwide—academic programs based on the series everyone was talking about. The programs are helping students land jobs after graduation—both directly and indirectly through networking opportunities."

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