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@Rochester — Jan. 29, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Emil Wolf Publishes on Optical Coherence and Polarization
  • Eastman Dental Offers Free Screenings
  • Discover Magazine Names Scientists in Top 100
  • Excellus Web Site Navigation
  • Andre Marquis Publishes Psychotherapy Book
  • Event Highlight: Kimono Quilts
  • Rochester in the News: Jonathan Burdick on Aid to Wealthier Students; Mark Zupan Discusses Kodak
  • In Higher Ed: Combining First-Year Involvement and Civic Engagement

News and Announcements

Emil Wolf Publishes on Optical Coherence and Polarization
Emil Wolf, Wilson Professor of Optical Physics and Professor of Optics, and co-author of one of the most cited science books of the 20th century, Principles of Optics, has released a new book detailing light’s coherence and polarization. Wolf’s new Introduction to the Theory of Coherence and Polarization of Light is the first book to provide a unified treatment of these two aspects of statistical optics, both made possible by very recent discoveries, and largely due to Wolf’s own research. Read more... 

Eastman Dental Offers Free Screenings
The Eastman Dental Center is offering free periodontal disease screenings for all faculty, staff, and students in February and March. The screenings will be held on Monday and Friday mornings and all day on Thursdays. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums, bone, and attachment fibers that support the teeth and hold them in the jaw. To schedule an appointment, contact Heidi Lead at 275-1147 or stop the Perio/Prostho Department on the center's second floor.

Discover Magazine Names Scientists in Top 100
The research of Jack Werren, professor of biology, has made Discover magazine’s Top 100 Science Stories of 2007. Also on Discover’s list is the FDA approval of the bird flu vaccine, key testing of which was led by John Treanor, professor of medicine and of microbiology and immunology. Read more... 

Excellus Web Site Navigation
Learn tips for navigating and using the Excellus member Web site at one of four, hour-long presentations on Wednesday, Jan 30: 9 a.m. in Hoyt Auditorium on River Campus, 11:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. in Whipple Auditorium in the Medical Center ( 2-6424), and 3 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. 

Andre Marquis Publishes Psychotherapy Book
Andre Marquis, assistant professor in counseling and human development, has published The Integral Intake: A Guide to Comprehensive Idiographic Assessment in Integral Psychotherapy. The book is a resource to help counselors diagnose and serve clients through the use of the "Integral Intake" assessment tool. Read more...


Tuesday, Jan. 29
Kimono Quilts: Janet Catherine Berlo, professor of art history and cultural studies. Art & Music Library, Rush Rhees Library. On view through Feb. 18.

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (Jan. 27)
"Heftier Aid at Elite Colleges Draws Praise, Rebukes
Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, discusses the decisions by Harvard, Yale, and other schools with large endowments to discount expenses for wealthier students: "The 99.95 percent of us who attend or work at other colleges have to deal with the agenda Harvard sets, but we shouldn't have to applaud or pretend we admire it." Read more...

USA Today (Jan. 27)
"After Long Overhaul, Kodak Pursues Digital Foothold
Simon School Dean Mark Zupan weighs in on the question of whether Kodak will be able to adapt and flourish in the era of digital photography: "You're starting to see more of an edge to Kodak. . . But just one or two successful innovations aren't going to do the trick. It takes aggressiveness, ingenuity and a willingness to take risks." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 28)
"Combining First-Year Engagement and Civic Engagement
"For experts on the undergraduate curriculum and student life, two areas of focus in recent years have been the first-year experience and civic engagement. While frequently talked about in separate conversations, speakers at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities Saturday said that combining these two efforts made them both more successful." Read more...

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