June 27, 2007
Today's Forecast: Afternoon Thunderstorms, 92°
Tomorrow: Showers, 76°
- DiPiero Appointed Senior Associate Dean of Humanities
- Golisano Children's Hospital Teams Up to Build New Playground
- Latino Professional Alliance Meets June 27
- Event Highlight: Art Teachers Show Recent Work
- Rochester in the News: Study Says Chatty Doctors Forget Patients
- In Higher Ed: It's Not Easy Being a Green Department
New Post for the Humanities Created
Thomas DiPiero, professor of French and of Visual and Cultural Studies, has been appointed senior associate dean of humanities in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering effective July 1.
Golisano Children's Hospital Teams Up to Build New Playground
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids, based out of the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong's Emergency Department, has been awarded a $60,000 Little Hands Allstate Foundation grant with the help of the Lyell Otis Neighborhood Association and the City of Rochester. The money will go toward building a children's playground in JP Riley Park.
Latino Professional Alliance Meets June 27
The Latino Professional Alliance, one of the University's affinity groups, will hold a general membership meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in Adolph Auditorium (1-7619) at the Medical Center. The meeting is open to all University employees and retirees. For more information, call (585) 276-3259 ext. 2 or e-mail
Through July 27
An Art Exhibit by Sara Dankert and Bradley Butler:
Gallery at the Art & Music Library on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
New York Times (June 26)
"Study Says Chatty Doctors Forget Patients"
A report features the results of a study led by Medical Center researchers that indicates doctors often talk about themselves during patient visits even though the conversations don't help patients or establish rapport. "I think all of us on the team thought self-disclosure is a potentially positive aspect to building a doctor-patient relationship and that we ourselves were quite good at it," says Susan McDaniel, a professor of psychiatry and lead author of the study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine. "We were quite shocked. We realized that maybe not 100 percent of the time, but most of the time self-disclosure had more to do with us than with the patients."
Chronicle of Higher Education (June 25)
"It's Not Easy Being a Green Department"
A look at how one group of colleagues is attempting to cut back its consumption of paper and energy.
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