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@Rochester — May 1, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 56°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 59°

In Today's Issue

  • Chiverton Officially Installed Today
  • Services for Joshua Locker
  • EAP Changes On-Call Procedures
  • Safety Corner: Workers' Comp
  • Hartnett's Juried Exhibition of Undergraduate Art
  • Event Highlight: Neilly Series Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: New Research on Migraines, Guest Essay on Palliative Care
  • In Higher Ed: Preparing the Next Generation of Astronauts

News and Announcements

Chiverton Named Rochester's First Endowed Chair in Nursing Entrepreneurship
Patricia Chiverton, dean and professor at the School of Nursing and vice president of Strong Health Nursing, will be officially installed today as the University's first Pamela York Klainer Endowed Chair in Nursing Entrepreneurship. In the most recent issue of Currents, Chiverton discusses how nursing entrepreneurship is changing the paradigm for nurses in Rochester and beyond.    Read more...

Service Honors Life of Joshua Locker
A Celebration of Life service for Joshua Daniel Locker '09 will be held at the Interfaith Chapel tonight at 7 p.m. in the River Level. A reception follows. Locker died at the de Kiewiet Towers on April 7.  

EAP Changes On-Call Procedures
The Strong Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is changing its on-call procedure. All calls, emergent or otherwise, can be directed to EAP's main phone number at 475-0432. If a staff person is not available, the caller will be directed to an answering service that will contact the on-call counselor. The emergency pager number printed on Strong EAP posters will be phased out during the next three months. For more details, call 475-0432.   

Safety Corner: Workers' Comp
Workers' Compensation pays out more than $4 million annually. This month's Safety Corner takes a look at the types of injuries that consume the majority of the money spent on Workers' Comp.    Read more...

Hartnett Gallery Hosts Juried Exhibition of Undergraduate Art
The Hartnett Gallery Committee presents the annual Juried Exhibition of Undergraduate Art with an opening reception on May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring refreshments and live entertainment. Prizes will be awarded to the winning artists. The exhibit continues through May 10 in Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons. For gallery hours or details, call 275-4188.   


May 1
Neilly Series Lecture: "Describing, Analyzing, and Controlling Life: The Past and Present of Biomedical (and other) Sciences." Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

MSNBC (April 29)
"Migraines May Be Tied to Brain Damage"
Report highlights new Medical Center research that suggests migraines can cause brain damage.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (April 29)
"Hospice care: Patients Need Help Picking Options"
"The challenge for doctors, patients and families is to make decisions that make sense for individual patients, taking into consideration their values, medical condition and prognosis with and without treatment," write Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk and Professor Timothy Quill, director of the Center for Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics, in a guest essay.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 30)
"NASA's Mission Demands More Spending on Graduate-Student Training, Report Says"
"NASA should increase its budget for training graduate students and give students more opportunities for hands-on research related to space exploration, if the agency hopes to fulfill its vision of sending astronauts on new missions to the moon and Mars, a new report says."   Read more...

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