July 9, 2007
Today's Forecast: Isolated Storms, 83°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, 77°
- Seligman Opposes Proposed Boycott
- Warner School Doctoral Student Named Grad Fellow
- Genesee Valley Writing Project's Summer Institute Kicks Off July 9
- Leaders Program for Latino Youth Returns to University
- NIH Awards $1.5 Grant to Medical Center
- BME Student Design Team First in National Competition
- Event Highlight: Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series
- Rochester in the News: Landsburg's More Sex is Safer Sex
- In Higher Ed: Michael Gorman vs. Web 2.0
Seligman Issues Statement Opposing British Universities' Poprosed Boycott
President Joel Seligman is joining other prominent university leaders in opposing a proposal of the British Union of University and Colleges to boycott Israeli academic institutions. "When the academic freedom of colleagues at universities with whom we have relationships is endangered, it is important that we articulate our bedrock commitment to the freedom of all scholars and students to think freely without fear of boycott, punishment, or retribution regardless of their nationality, race, religion, or gender."
Warner School Doctoral Student Named Grad Fellow for Journal of Counseling & Development
Derek Seward, a fifth-year doctoral student in the counseling program at the Warner School, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling & Development (JCD), the quarterly flagship journal of the American Counseling Association (ACA), as a graduate fellow. His one-year appointment begins July 2007.
Genesee Valley Writing Project's Summer Institute Kicks Off July 9
The Genesee Valley Writing Project, a newly established site of the National Writing Project, will host sixteen local teachers at its first-ever annual Summer Institute beginning Monday, July 9. The four-week invitational Summer Institute, the heart of the Genesee Valley Writing Project, will offer teachers a way to improve the quality of writing and literacy instruction in their classrooms to help students become better writers and learners in Monroe and surrounding counties.
Leaders Program for Latino Youth Returns to University
A high school program aimed at training future leaders will be hosted at the University from July 8 to 15. The National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session at the University is one of 16 programs held this summer in the United States and Mexico for students with college and leadership potential.
NIH Awards $1.5 Grant to Medical Center for Hematology Research Training
The Medical Center has been awarded a $1.46 million, five-year interdepartmental grant to for training in hematology research. The goal of the program is to train physicians and scientists for active research careers in basic and clinical sciences in nonmalignant hematology, such as sickle cell anemia and hemophilia, and malignant hematology, such as leukemia and lymphoma.
BME Student Design Team First in National Competition
Inf-U-Tech, a design team in the Senior Design Class taught by Amy Lerner, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, won first place in the Accessible Infusion Pump Interface Category of the National Design Competition sponsored by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Medical Instrumentation. The team includes recent graduates Mitchele Au, Brian Duffy, Justin Goldstein, and Joseph Lust. See the team's Web site for photos and details of the Inf-U-Tech project, http://mail.rochester.edu/~mau/RERC/Index.html.
Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series:
Performance by Toru Takao. Eastman Quadrangle. Starts at 7 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
New York Times (july 8)
"Landsburg's More Sex is Safer Sex"
More Sex is Safer Sex, a new book containing "a series of counterintuitive arguments" about real-world economics by Steven Landsburg, a professor of economics, was reviewed in this Sunday's New York Times Book Review.
Chronicle of Higher Education
"Michael Gorman vs. Web 2.0"
"Is Wikipedia dangerous? In a much-discussed series of postings on the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Web site, Michael Gorman argues that the 'often-anarchic world of the Internet' is saturating our culture with a 'tide of credulity and misinformation' that is rapidly eroding traditional 'respect for authenticity and expertise in all scholarly, research, and educational endeavors.'"
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