July 18, 2007
Today's Forecast: Scattered Storms, 81°
Tomorrow: Scattered Storms, 86°
- Construction Underway on Unique New Organ
- Young Entrepreneurs Academy Deadline
- Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
- Rochester in the News: Rochester Surgeon Helps Lead Weight Loss Study
- In Higher Ed: New Data on Ph.D.-Completion Rates
Construction Underway on Unique New Organ
A special ceremony in Rochester’s Christ Church on Thursday, July 19, will mark the construction of a unique, 15-ton pipe organ that is being built through a partnership involving the Eastman School, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester; the Göteborg Organ Art Center in Sweden, and the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. When completed in 2008, the organ will be named the Craighead-Saunders Organ in honor of two legendary Eastman faculty organists: David Craighead, professor emeritus, and the late Russell Saunders.
Reminder: Young Entrepreneurs Academy Application Deadline
The postmark application deadline for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is Monday, July 23. The yearlong program guides students in grades 6-12 in launching and running their own real businesses. A tuition discount is available for children and grandchildren of faculty, staff, and alumni.
Understanding the University's Retirement Program:
Medical Center, HR Conference Room (1-6127). Noon.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
San Jose Mercury News (July 16)
"Small Snip of Nerve Could Aid Weight Loss"
A procedure to cut one of the nerves that helps control appetite is showing promise for obese people who want to lose weight but may not qualify for more invasive surgeries, according to a story reporting results of Rochester-led research. Thad Boss, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Medical Center, a surgeon with the Bariatric Surgery Center at Highland Hospital, and a principal investigator for the ongoing study, and colleagues at the University of California at San Francisco report that of the 11 people who are a year past surgery, all but one are shedding pounds, losing an average of 18 percent of excess weight so far.
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 17)
"New Data Offer a Rosier Picture of Ph.D.-Completion Rates"
“By the time the 10th anniversary of their enrollment in a Ph.D. program has rolled around, about 57 percent of doctoral students have their terminal degrees in hand, according to new data scheduled for release [Tuesday] by the Council of Graduate Schools.”
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