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@Rochester — October 1, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 76°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 76°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Announcement Scheduled This Morning
  • Talk With the Provost About Meliora
  • Celebrate Gandhi's Birthday and Day of Nonviolence Today
  • New Book Calls for Budget Reform
  • Work Environment Can Contribute to Depression
  • Series Explores the Cultural Context of Pipe Organs
  • Seasonal Fundraisers Help Hospitalized Kids
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Jensen on CEO Compensation, Robert Boyd on Quantum Weirdness in the Lab
  • In Higher Ed: Watch Out Whom You Invite to Speak . . .

News and Announcements

Medical Center Announcement Scheduled This Morning
Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk will make an important announcement this morning during a 10 a.m. press conference in the lobby of Strong Memorial Hospital. Details will be posted later this morning at www.urmc.rochester.edu/pr.  

Talk With the Provost About Meliora
Join Provost Ralph Kuncl for a conversation about the University's motto, Meliora, "Always Better." The October 10 discussion begins at 4 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library with a reception following. To attend, please RSVP by e-mail to Erica Strawbridge or by phone at 275-3111.   

Celebrate Gandhi's Birthday and Day of Nonviolence Today
Join in today's celebration of M.K. Gandhi's Birthday and the United Nations International Day of Nonviolence. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. in the Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons, with an official program beginning at 5 p.m. Arun Gandhi, grandson of M.K. Gandhi, will deliver introductory remarks. Refreshments and cake are provided.   

New Book Calls for Budget Reform
Legislators are not obeying the budget rules they've created for themselves. In a new book, scheduled for release today, political scientist David Primo explains why and calls for a constitutional convention to fix the problem.    Read more...

Work Environment Can Contribute to Depression
Job stress and a lack of social support in the workplace were associated with major episodes of depression in men, concludes a study led by Emma Robertson Blackmore, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. In women, depression was linked to lack of decision authority on the job and low levels of social support.   Read more...

Series Explores the Cultural Context of Pipe Organs
In conjunction with the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative, a fall lecture-and-discussion series will explore the connection between music, historic cultures, and the physics of pipe organ construction.   Read more...

Seasonal Fundraisers Help Hospitalized Kids
Enjoy free coffee refills, horse races, or a chance to win a year's worth of groceries, during upcoming fundraisers for Golisano Children's Hospital.    Read more...

Events

Oct. 2
Artist's Reception: Notes from the Underground. Gallery at the Art & Music Library 5-7 p.m. Exhibit open daily through Oct. 26  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Sept. 28)
"Revising a Boardroom Legacy"
A story profiling the work of Michael Jensen, an early advocate of generous compensation packages for corporate chief executives, notes that he first explored the idea in research with William Meckling in the 1970s, when both were economists at the University. The story details both Jensen's praise for the pay-for-performance principles he helped initiate and criticism of corporate boards that award huge payoffs to mediocre and even failing CEOs.    Read more...

Science (Sept. 28)
"Quantum Weirdness in the Lab"
Robert Boyd, professor of optics and physics, comments on research indicating that under certain conditions, removing a photon from a laser beam can actually lead to it containing more photons than it had before.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 28)
"Watch Out Whom You Invite to Speak . . . "
A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University to protest last week's controversial speech by Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.   Read more...

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