Nov. 12, 2007
Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 54°
Tomorrow: Few Showers, High 57°
- Collegiality Wins Spot on List of Best Workplaces for Scientists
- Professor Takes National Political Science Book Award
- Seminar on Keeping Active with Arthritis
- Organ Music, Dance in Program of Improvisation
- Pulmonary Hypertension Care Recognized
- Event Highlight: Reading: Medical School Literary Journal
- Rochester in the News: University's Upward Bound Program Praised, Ben Ebenhack Discusses Energy Sources
- In Higher Ed: Living the Wild Life at College
Collegiality Wins Spot on List of Best Workplaces for Scientists
The Medical Center's 10-year investment in science paid a dividend this week when the magazine The Scientist announced its annual list of the Top 40 Best Places to Work for life scientists. As the only university in New York to place on this year's ranking, Rochester was buoyed by tenured faculty who gave their employer high marks for positive peer relationships and sound management and policies.
Professor Takes National Political Science Book Award
Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, assistant professor of political science, won the 2007 Ralph Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association along with co-authors Fredrick C. Harris and Brian D. McKenzie, for the book, Countervailing Forces in African American Civic Activism 1973-1994.
Seminar on Keeping Active with Arthritis
Sports medicine physicians will hold a free lecture to discuss ways adults with arthritis can maintain an active lifestyle on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Greece University Sports Medicine.
Organ Music, Dance in Program of Improvisation
Prepare for a treat for the eyes as well as the ears at the Italian Baroque Organ Showcase Concert at the Memorial Art Gallery. The Nov. 18 concert will show how the instrument is used for improvisation and for accompanying performance.
Pulmonary Hypertension Care Recognized
An effort to reach out to, educate and support patients in the Rochester area with pulmonary hypertension has attracted the attention of the national Pulmonary Hypertension Association and led to an article in its newsletter.
Reading: Medical School Literary Journal:
turtlequill. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave. 6:30 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 9)
"Level the Field (Editorial)"
In an editorial on the growth of paid consultants to help students get into college, the newspaper pointed to the University's new Upward Bound program for Rochester City School District students as an example of the kinds of programs that can help level the playing field for disadvantaged students.
WXXI News (Nov. 8)
"No End in Sight for High Oil Prices"
In a radio interview, Ben Ebenhack, senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, discusses oil costs, saying that prices will remain high because growth in oil production is already lagging behind global demand. Ebenhack predicts that different regions of the country will adapt to the fossil fuel shortfall with different alternatives.
New York Times (Nov. 7)
"Living the Wild Life at College"
In a kind of "domestic version of study abroad," several New York institutions run environmental immersion programs in Adirondack Park, seeking to give students new insight into the natural world and their relationship to it.
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