University of Rochester

@Rochester — Oct. 31, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 70°
Tomorrow: Showers, Wind, High 50°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Seeks Approval for New Surgical Center
  • Ching Tang Wins Daniel E. Noble Award
  • Interim City Schools Chief Speaks on No Child Left Behind
  • Reminder: Flu Shot Clinics Start Thursday
  • Viennese Ball Promises an 'Evening in Old Vienna'
  • Pre-Op Antibiotics Prevent Infection for Wisdom Teeth Surgery
  • Facilities Wants Feedback from Customers
  • Event Highlight: Diversity Panel
  • Rochester in the News: Douglas Lowry Profiled, Susan Hyman on Early Screenings for Autism
  • In Higher Ed: A Haven for Minority Scholars

News and Announcements

Medical Center Seeks Approval for New Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aiming to provide more appropriate care to the growing number of its patients needing outpatient surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital has submitted an application to New York State's Department of Health to open and operate an off-site ambulatory surgical center.   Read more...

Ching Tang, Developer of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, Wins Daniel E. Noble Award
Ching Tang has received the 2007 Daniel E. Noble Award from IEEE, one of the largest organizations in the world dedicated to the advancement of technology. Tang, Doris Johns Cherry Professor and professor of chemical engineering, chemistry, and physics, is the primary developer of the organic light-emitting diode, which has spawned a multibillion-dollar industry   Read more...

Interim City Schools Chief Speaks on No Child Left Behind
To inform the community on the effects of No Child Left Behind legislation on urban education, the Warner School and the Coalition for Common Sense in Education are hosting a lecture by William Cala, Rochester City Schools interim superintendent, on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel.   Read more...

Reminder: Flu Shot Clinics Start Thursday
Well-U and the School of Nursing's Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship is holding flu shot clinics for faculty and staff beginning Thursday, Nov. 1. Flu shots will be provided at no cost to faculty, staff, and spouses enrolled in the University health care plans. Employees and/or spouses who are not enrolled in a University health care plan also are eligible to receive the flu shot. Most major insurance companies can be billed directly with no out-of-pocket expense.    Read more...

Annual Viennese Ball Promises an 'Evening in Old Vienna'
The annual Viennese Ball, one of the University's most elegant social affairs attracting hundreds of ballroom dancers, will begin at 9 p.m. in Wilson Commons on Nov. 10.    Read more...

Pre-Op Antibiotics Prevent Infection for Wisdom Teeth Surgery
Patients who have their wisdom teeth pulled and do not take antibiotics before surgery are twice as likely to get an infection following the procedure than those who take a single dose of antibiotics shortly before surgery, say Eastman Dental Center researchers Yan-Fang Ren and Hans Malmstrom.   Read more...

Facilities Wants Feedback from Customers
River Campus Facilities Operations is implementing an online customer satisfaction survey beginning Nov. 1. When a work order (service request) is completed, customers will receive an e-mail with a link to an online satisfaction questionnaire. The service will be available to all faculty, staff, and students submitting service requests via the online service center or by calling the Customer Service Center at 273-4567. For more information, contact Darlene Castro at 273-5861 or   


Oct. 31
Diversity Panel: Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425). Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 26)
"Composing the Future for Eastman School"
Eastman Dean Douglas Lowry talks about his vision for the Eastman School in a profile on the eve of his investiture. The Oct. 27 ceremony was also covered by the Democrat and Chronicle and WROC-TV.    Read more...

Newsday (Oct. 30)
"Doctors Call for Universal Autism Screenings"
Susan Hyman, associate professor of pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics's expert panel on autism, discusses the academy's new recommendation that all children be screened twice for autism by age 2.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 30)
"A Haven for Minority Scholars"
Nationwide minority recipients of Ph.D.s are still relatively rare, accounting for just 5,000 of the country's 55,000 doctoral degrees awarded each year. 1,100 black, Hispanic and American Indian Ph.D. candidates and recent recipients gather for advice, networking, and just to "affirm that they're not the only ones."    Read more...

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