University of Rochester

@Rochester — October 2, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 73°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center to Apply to State for Major Patient Care Expansion
  • Long-time Food Service Employee Latasha Shaw Dies
  • Sign of "Embryonic Planets" Forming in Nearby Stellar Systems
  • Tai Chi Class Opens
  • Supporting Minority College Students
  • Latino Exhibit Opens at the Memorial Art Gallery
  • Community Music School Faculty Perform
  • Canceled: Regatta Hospitality Tent
  • Event Highlight: Kilbourn Concert Series
  • Rochester in the News: Anthea Butler on Pentecostal Preachers, Edward Puzas Discusses Bone Scans, University a "National Hub" for Deaf Research
  • In Higher Ed: Yale Law, Newly Defeated, Allows Military Recruiters

News and Announcements

Medical Center to Apply to State for Major Patient Care Expansion
Medical Center PRISM expansion.To ease overcrowding and enhance pediatric care, the Medical Center will submit an application this week to the New York State Department of Health for the largest clinical expansion in Strong Memorial Hospital's history. The Medical Center is requesting permission to boost its licensed bed capacity by 123 beds, adding a six-story tower adjacent to the hospital.    Read more...

Long-time Food Service Employee Latasha Shaw Dies
Latasha E. Shaw, a longtime employee in dining services at the University, died suddenly Saturday. "We are all deeply saddened by this tragic loss," said Cam Schauf, director of Campus Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations at the University. "Tasha was a warm and caring employee who touched many lives on this campus. We will all miss her."    Read more...

Sign of "Embryonic Planets" Forming in Nearby Stellar Systems
University astronomers are pointing to three nearby stars they say may hold "embryonic planets"—a missing link in planet-formation theories.    Read more...

Tai Chi Class Opens
Tai Chi is great for balance and coordination. A six-week course begins Oct. 9 at the Fitness & Wellness Center on Tuesday evenings. Registration is extended through Thursday.    Read more...

Supporting Minority College Students
As part of an ongoing series on diversity in higher education, Douglas Guiffrida, associate professor at the Warner School, will be one of the local education experts leading a discussion at St. John Fisher College on the minority student experience at predominately white colleges, on October 9 at 6:15 p.m.    Read more...

Latino Exhibit Opens at the Memorial Art Gallery
The Memorial Art Gallery's traveling exhibition TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art opens this weekend with two events: Friday, 8 to 11 p.m. preview the show and enjoy entertainment by Shar and the Latin Project, the Freddy Colon Latin Jazz Quartet, Tango Cafe and Quartsemble. On Sunday at 3 p.m. hear a lecture by TRANSactions curator Stephanie Hanor. The exhibit remains on view through December 30.    Read more...

Community Music School Faculty Perform
A dozen faculty from the Eastman Community Music School will kick off the new school year with a concert at 2 p.m., October 6, in Kilbourn Hall.    Read more...

Canceled: Regatta Hospitality Tent
The University's Regatta Hospitality Tent for Sunday, October 7 has been canceled. For more information regarding the rowing races for this weekend, please visit   


Oct. 2
Kilbourn Concert Series: David Russell, guitar. Kilbourn Hall. 8 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Time (Sept. 28)
"Are Mega-Preachers Scandal-Prone?"
In an article about how scandal has dogged high-profile Pentecostal preachers in recent years, Anthea Butler, an assistant professor of religion, notes that Pentecostals are no more trouble-prone than other Protestants. "The same sort of thing is happening to Baptists and Presbyterians," she says. "Except for one big thing. They are not media figures."    Read more...

USA Weekend (Sept. 30)
"Give Yourself a Break and Get a Bone Scan"
Edward Puzas, a professor of orthopedics, discusses bone density scans for osteoporosis. "About one-third of people with osteoporosis have had the test, which means two-thirds of people haven't and don't know they are at risk," says Puzas.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 29)
"Deaf Community is Diverse"
An article on the deaf community in Rochester says the University is a "national hub" for research on hearing loss and cites several examples of University initiatives including the International Center for Hearing and Speech Research, the Deaf Wellness Center, and the Prevention Research Center, the first center in the nation to focus on health care, communication, and education issues for deaf people.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (Sept, 30 )
"Yale Law, Newly Defeated, Allows Military Recruiters"
"For five years, Yale Law School has fought to restrict military recruiters from its job fairs because of the Pentagon's policy that bars openly gay or bisexual people from the military. But with the federal government threatening to withhold $350 million in grants if the university does not assist the recruiters, that fight will all but end on Monday."   Read more...

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