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@Rochester — Oct. 29, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Alumnus, Nobel Prize Winner Arthur Kornberg Dies
  • Nominate a Student for the UR/Paychex Leadership Institute
  • College, Eastman School Help Present Faust
  • Conference Honors Richard Niemi
  • Learn How to Use the ARTstor Image Database
  • School of Nursing Sets Doctoral Open House
  • Gleason Library Dedication
  • Office of Special Programs Launches New Website
  • Event Highlight: Artist's Reception for "Sights, Sites, and Cities"
  • Rochester in the News: Deaf Wellness Center Receives National Awards, Peter Wyman on Stress and Children's Health
  • In Higher Ed: Professors Turn to Students for Teaching Assessments

News and Announcements

Alumnus, Nobel Prize Winner Arthur Kornberg Dies
Arthur Kornberg '41M (MD), the first scientist to synthesize DNA in a test tube, died of respiratory failure Friday at Stanford Hospital. He was 89. Kornberg’s synthesis of DNA earned him a share of the 1959 Nobel Prize in medicine and helped ignite the biotechnology revolution that has led to new drugs in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and other diseases. In 1999, the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building at the Medical Center was named after the onetime intern at Strong Memorial Hospital. He was an active professor emeritus of biochemistry at Stanford University’s School of Medicine and is considered by many one of the most distinguished scientists in medicine. “The University of Rochester is immensely proud of the life and accomplishments of Arthur Kornberg,” says President Seligman. “For those of us privileged to know him, he was more than a Nobel laureate scientist, but an ebullient personality and a particularly warm human being.”   Read more...

Nominate a Student for the UR/Paychex Leadership Institute
The Rochester Center for Community Leadership is accepting nominations for the UR/Paychex Leadership Institute, a day-long leadership program for undergraduates. Faculty and staff should nominate students who demonstrate leadership potential or hold leadership positions. The deadline is Nov. 8.    Read more...

College, Eastman School Help Present Faust
Several College and Eastman School departments are collaborating with the George Eastman House to present a screening of F.W. Murnau's silent film Faust, accompanied by a live orchestra. Reinhild Steingrover, associate professor of German, will introduce the film during the screening on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. in Dryden Theatre.    Read more...

Conference Honors Richard Niemi
In honor of Richard Niemi's 40th anniversary at the University, colleagues and students will convene Nov. 3 to discuss voting in American presidential elections and other political science topics. Niemi, Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science, is a respected scholar of voting behavior, legislative term limits, and civic education.    Read more...

Learn How to Use the ARTstor Image Database
Attend a training session on Oct. 31 at noon to learn more about ARTstor, a database of 500,000 art, architecture, and archeology images. The session covers giving a slide show using a laptop, using ARTstor images in a presentation, and importing your own images into ARTstor's presentation software. The session is in Rush Rhees Library in the training room on the second floor.   

School of Nursing Sets Doctoral Open House
Learn more about doctoral nursing degree opportunities at a Doctoral Open House from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 1, at the School of Nursing, Helen Wood Hall, 255 Crittenden Blvd. RSVP to 275-2375.   Read more...

Gleason Library Dedication
The Gleason Library dedication ceremony is Nov. 2. Parking spaces in the library lot will be reserved that day to accommodate ceremony guests. For questions, call River Campus Parking at 275-3983.  

Office of Special Programs Launches New Website
Browse for classes, sign up for e-newsletters, and enjoy University discounts for most programs on the new Web site for the Office of Special Programs and Part-time Studies.   


Oct. 30
Artist's Reception for "Sights, Sites, and Cities": A solo exhibition of photographs by David Bleich. Rush Rhees Library. 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit continues through Nov. 24.   

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 26)
"UR's Deaf Wellness Center Receives Two National Awards"
The Deaf Wellness Center received two national awards for its teaching and research related to mental health, health care, sign language interpreting, and other topics that affect the lives of deaf individuals.    Read more...

WHOI, IL (Oct. 25)
"Stress & Kids' Health"
Peter Wyman, associate professor of psychiatry, discusses University research showing the effects of family stress on children's immune systems and physical health.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 26)
"How Am I Doing?"
"Since the arrival of, many a faculty member has wished his students would keep their opinions to themselves. At Brigham Young University, however, the university pays undergrads to give professors a piece of their mind."   Read more...

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