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@Rochester — Oct. 15, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 66°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 65°

In Today's Issue

  • "Mysterious Human Heart" Airs Tonight
  • "Electromagnetic Wormhole" Possible with Invisibility Technology
  • October Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Investiture of the Eastman Dean
  • Reading by Writer David Leavitt
  • James Li Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Warner Students Discuss Domestic Violence, School Bullying
  • Barbara Olshansky Speaks on Rights of Guantanamo Bay Detainees
  • Event Highlight: 365 Days/365 Plays
  • Rochester in the News: Pro-Choice Stem Cells, Harry Reis On Making Sundays Pleasurable, High Tech Rochester
  • In Higher Ed: Ethics Rebellion in Psychology

News and Announcements

"Mysterious Human Heart" Airs Tonight
"The Mysterious Human Heart," a three-part PBS series featuring Medical Center cardiologists Arthur Moss and James Daubert will begin airing tonight across the country and locally on WXXI-TV 21. Listen to a radio interview with Moss today at noon on WXXI's 1370 Connection and watch the hour that focuses on the Medical Center's electrophysiology team at 10 p.m. on WXXI. Or bring your lunch Tuesday, from noon to 1 p.m. when the show will be rebroadcast in the Medical Center's Adolph Auditorium (1-7619).    Read more...

"Electromagnetic Wormhole" Possible with Invisibility Technology
Allan Greenleaf, professor of mathematics, and others first created the mathematics behind the "invisibility cloak" announced last October. In a study in the Oct. 12 Physical Review Letters, the team has now shown that the same technology could be used to generate an "electromagnetic wormhole."   Read more...

October Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources.   Read more...

Investiture of the Eastman Dean
The University community is cordially invited to the investiture of Douglas Lowry, dean of the Eastman School, on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre. A reception follows. RSVP by Oct. 15 through the online registration.  

Reading by Writer David Leavitt
As part of the Plutzik Reading Series, David Leavitt, author of multiple novels and short stories, including The Lost Language of Cranes, will give a reading at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, in Lander Auditorium of Hutchison Hall.    Read more...

James Li Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
The ASM International Materials Information Society has awarded Engineering Professor James Li its Distinguished Teacher Award to honor his contributions to materials science and the enthusiasm and skill he brings to teaching.    Read more...

Warner Students Discuss Domestic Violence, School Bullying
Jennifer King and Katy Allen, doctoral students at the Warner School, will present the talk "Making Connections Between Domestic Violence and School Bullying" at Nazareth College today at 7 p.m.    Read more...

Barbara Olshansky Speaks on Rights of Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Attorney Barbara Olshansky '82 earned a landmark victory in the U.S. Supreme Court defending the rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On Oct. 19 as part of the Neilly Series, the University alumna will speak at 3 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.    Read more...


Oct. 15
365 Days/365 Plays: Todd Theater in Todd Union. 8 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

Scientist Live, United Kingdom (Oct. 11)
"Pro-Choice Stem Cells"
The story reports on the discovery of a protein by University researchers that controls how stem cells "choose" to become either skeletal muscle cells that move limbs, or smooth muscle cells that support blood vessels. (Also reported by UPI, Australia,, HULIQ North Carolina.)    Read more...

Washington Post (Oct. 12)
"How to Turn That Sunday Frown Upside Down"
In an article about "finding fun on the eve of the work week," Harry Reis, professor of psychology, gives this advice: "Don't hole up. Spend the bulk of your time with people you care about . . . and find a way of life that encourages freedom of choice in daily activities and meaningful connections with other people."   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 12)
"New Role for High Tech Rochester"
"One of the area's biggest generators of high-tech businesses now is in charge of a key organization trying to build up that sector of the local economy. High Tech Rochester is becoming a subsidiary of University of Rochester, according to an agreement between the two announced Thursday." (More from the Medical Center.)   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 12)
"Ethics Rebellion in Psychology"
The psychology departments at Earlham, Guilford, and Smith Colleges censure the American Psychological Association for not going far enough to prevent use of the field's knowledge to help interrogate those without due process rights.   Read more...

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