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@Rochester -- Jan. 24, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Corrigan Gift Endows Professorship
  • Seligman Gives State of the University Address
  • Coping with Stress Series
  • Institute Announces Pilot Funding
  • Event Highlight: Jan. 24 Talk on Language Rights
  • In the Headlines: Falsey on Research into Antibiotic Use, Hess on Local Performance of the Opera Norma

News and Announcements

Corrigan Endows Professorship, Scholarships at University
E. Gerald Corrigan, a former chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a current managing director at Goldman Sachs, is making a $3 million gift to the University for scholarships and for a professorship in political science.

President Seligman Delivers State of the University Address
In a presentation to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday afternoon, President Seligman described the University as "moving systematically in a positive direction" during his State of the University address.
Read the full speech and view a related slide show at www.rochester.edu/president/memos/2007/sotu.html.

Workshop Offers Tips on Coping with Stress
Well-U in partnership with Strong EAP is offering a seven-week series called "Coping with Work and Family Stress." The sessions will be held on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Medical Center (2-7545) beginning February 6. Register online at www.rochester.edu/well-u or by calling 475-0432. Limited seats are available.

Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Announces Availability of Pilot Funding
The University’s new Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute announces the availability of pilot funding to support the development of new lines of clinical and translational research. Awards are available in four areas: pilot projects, novel methodologies, General Clinical Research Center pilots, and laboratory support. Preliminary applications are due in February, however, applications for laboratory support are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more details, contact Mary Little at mary_little@urmc.rochester.edu. (To learn more about the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute funded through a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/ctsi/focus.cfm.)

Events

January 24
Linked Fate: Language Rights, Language Varieties. Lattimore Hall 513, 4:30 p.m.

See www.rochester.edu/calendar for more events.

Rochester in the News

Newsweek (January 22)
Fast Flu Test Could Shrink Antibiotic Overuse
Ann Falsey, associate professor of medicine, discusses findings from a Medical Center study that indicate rapid flu tests could help reduce overuse of antibiotics. (See the Medical Center news release. Also reported by Wall Street Journal, UPI, and Reuters UK.)

Democrat and Chronicle (January 21)
Opera 'Norma' Holds a Special Drama
Benton Hess, Distinguished Professor of Voice at the Eastman School, comments on the upcoming performance of Norma by the Mercury Opera Rochester, a professional opera company now in its second season. "We're a new company, and Norma will be a stretch," says Hess, who is the company's artistic director. "But it's not beyond us."

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 25)
Bringing Artistic Literacy to College Students
Musicologist Robert Freeman, former director of the Eastman School, will respond to questions and comments during an online discussion about ways to make the fine arts more accessible for undergraduates as well as the general public. The discussion begins at noon on Thursday, January 25.

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