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@Rochester — May 15, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Scattered Storms, 82°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, 59°

In Today's Issue

  • Taubman to Chair Department of Medicine
  • RPO Music Director to Address Eastman Grads
  • Goergen Hall Dedication on May 17
  • Event Highlight: Simon School Information Reception
  • Rochester in the News: David Liptak on Computerized Orchestras, Jonathan Klein on Tracking Obesity in Children
  • In Higher Ed: Title IX Debated Before Civil-Rights Commission

News and Announcements

Taubman to Chair Department of Medicine
A national search for a new chairman of Medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry has led to the selection of Mark Taubman, the school's current chief of Cardiology.    Read more...

RPO Music Director to Address Eastman Graduating Class
Christopher Seaman, the music director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will give the Eastman School commencement address and receive the Eastman Luminary Award on Sunday, May 20.   Read more...

Goergen Hall Dedication on May 17
The new Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics will be officially dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 17 beginning at 3:30 p.m. A reception follows. To attend, RSVP to Alumni Relations at 273-5888 or   


May 15
Simon School Information Reception: Schlegel Hall, 5:15 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (May 5)
"Fugue for Man & Machine"
"At the request of a Wall Street Journal reporter, David Liptak, chair of the composition department at the Eastman School of Music, listened to a 30-second passage of a Beethoven symphony created on a computer, as well as three versions recorded by live orchestras. On his first try at identifying the computerized version, Mr. Liptak guessed wrong."   Read more...

The Ledger, Florida (May 14)
"Pediatricians Not Tracking Kids' BMI"
"Ninety-six percent of pediatricians want to do more about obesity, but 'the barriers to being able to do this are both time and the doctor's expertise,' in addition to health insurance companies that probably don't pay for weight and nutrition management, says study author Dr. Jonathan Klein, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 14)
"Use of Interest Surveys for Title IX Compliance Is Debated Before Civil-Rights Commission"
"An option that colleges have to comply with gender-equity law by surveying female students' interest in sports—and that has been used little if at all—sparked intense debate on Friday at a briefing before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Although the commission has no legislative authority, gender-equity advocates worry that its recommendations will influence policy makers."   Read more...

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