University of Rochester

@Rochester — March 14, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Performance by Prominent Sitar Player
  • Women Earn All-UAA Honors
  • Final Home Buying Session
  • Take the Fitness Center's Online Survey
  • Event Highlight: Scandling Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: William Bayer on End-of-Life Care, Steve Goldstein on Gov. Spitzer's Proposed Budget Cuts
  • In Higher Ed: Promoting Diversity within Scientific Fields

News and Announcements

Prominent Sitar Player To Perform at University
Hasu Patel, one of few distinguished female sitarists, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library.   Read more...

Three Women Earn All-UAA Honors
Three members of the women's basketball team have earned All-Association honors from the University Athletic Association.   Read more...

Final Home Buying Session
The last of four information sessions on home buying will be held on Tuesday, March 20, in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. Part of the Financial Health Bites series, the session includes information on how to compare mortgages, the application process and closing, refinancing, and University mortgage benefits. RSVP at least five days in advance by calling 242-0354.   Read more...

Take the Fitness Center's Online Survey
The Medical Center Fitness & Wellness Center is conducting an online survey of members and nonmembers. This survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. All nonmembers who complete the survey will receive a coupon for a five-day pass to the center. The survey is available at   


March 15
Scandling Lecture: Gloria Ladson-Billings, "Pushing Past the Achievement Gap." Strong Auditorium, 7 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (March 12)
"At the End of Life, a Racial Divide"
"There needs to be a greater realization that there are many approaches to the terminally ill patient, and that a prolongation of care may be a reasonable choice," says William Bayer, clinical associate professor of family medicine, in a report about end-of-life care issues.   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 13)
"Gov. Spitzer Errs in Pressuring Hospitals to Do More with Less"
"If enacted, the governor's proposed cuts to Strong Health, Unity Health System and ViaHealth are estimated to total $22 million in fiscal years 2007 and 2008 alone. With health care now Rochester's largest industry, this is of grave concern from an economic and human perspective," write Steve Goldstein, president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital; Mark Clement, president and CEO of ViaHealth and president of Rochester General Hospital; and Tim McCormick, president and CEO of Unity Health System, in a guest essay.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (March 13)
"Goal No. 1: Good Science. Goal No. 1: Diversity."
"There's something striking about the laboratory of Michael F. Summers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It's not the giant nuclear magnetic resonance machine that he uses to visualize molecules; it's the faces of the people who work there."   Read more...

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