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@Rochester — May 14, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Today's D&C Recognizes Faculty and Student Award Winners
  • Professors Cross Disciplines for Research
  • Plutzik Documentary at Dryden Tonight
  • Event Highlight: Transportation and Sustainable Communities
  • Rochester in the News: Roger Kurlan on Treating Symptoms of Dementia
  • In Higher Ed: Virginia Governor Calls for Deep Inquiry

News and Announcements

Today's D&C Recognizes Faculty and Student Award Winners
Look for the full-page ad in today's Democrat and Chronicle congratulating faculty and students who received national honors and teaching awards in 2006-07. The ad also is featured in today's issue of Currents and will be included in this weekend's special Commencement issue of Campus Times.    Read more...

Rochester Professors Cross Disciplines for Research
Two University professors will adventure into new academic territories during the 2007-08 year through the Bridging Fellowship program, a one-of-a-kind University plan to promote interdisciplinary study.   Read more...

Dryden Screens Plutzik Documentary Tonight
The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House will screen a new documentary film about the late poet Hyam Plutzik, who is the former Dean Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry at the University. Tonight's screening of Hyam Plutzik: American Poet begins at 8 p.m. A post screening panel moderated by Professor of English James Longenbach and featuring the filmmaker Ku-Ling Seigel and literary researcher Edward Moran will follow. Tickets are available at the Dryden Theatre Box Office. For more information, call the Alumni Relations Office at 273-5888 or visit   


May 15
Transportation and Sustainable Communities: "The Road Ahead: How Transportation Can Drive Sustainable Communities." Memorial Art Gallery. 7 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

Scientific American (May 10)
"Quetiapine Ineffective for Dementia with Parkinsonism"
Lead author Roger Kurlan, professor of neurology, discusses the findings of a clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of the antipsychotic drug quetiapine in managing certain symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease and dementia. "These results point to an ongoing need to develop more effective medications to treat psychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 11)
"At First Meeting of Virginia Tech Review Panel, Governor Calls for Urgency and Deep Inquiry"
"Gov. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia urged members of an independent commission investigating the massacre last month at Virginia Tech to dig deep into the events of that day in order to help form policies to avoid another such tragedy."   Read more...

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