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@Rochester — March 5, 2008


Rain and SnowToday's Forecast:
Wintry Mix, High 30°
Tomorrow: Rain and Snow Showers, High 39°

In Today's Issue

  • Wendi Heinzelman Named Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Drilling Scheduled in Parking Lot Three
  • Dan-Andrei Geba Wins Science CAREER Award
  • Symphony Orchestra Concert Rescheduled
  • Cigarettes Prevent Stem Cells from Becoming Cartilage
  • Open House for New Organ
  • Free Biometric Screenings Wednesday and Thursday
  • Event Highlight: Jazz and Wind Symphony Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Eric Caine on Rising Suicide Rates Among Middle-Aged Adults
  • In Higher Ed: The Digital Limits of 'In Loco Parentis'

News and Announcements

Wendi Heinzelman Named Dean of Graduate Studies
Wendi Heinzelman, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named dean of graduate studies in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, a new position created “to highlight the centrality of graduate education.” Read more...

Drilling Scheduled in Parking Lot Three
Soil drilling operations will be taking place in parking lot three through next week as part of the proposed Clinical and Translational Science Building site. Questions or concerns about the drilling should be directed to Gregory Meyer 275-8068 or Robert Maloney 275-8066 in the Medical Center's Department of Planning and Project Management.

Dan-Andrei Geba Wins Science CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded a CAREER grant to Dan-Andrei Geba, assistant professor of mathematics. The CAREER award is given to promising scientists early in their careers and the selection is based on creative proposals that effectively integrate research and education. Read more...

Symphony Orchestra Concert Rescheduled
Yesterday's Symphony Orchestra performance at the Smith Opera House has been rescheduled for March 25. Directed by David Harman, the concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Smith Opera House in Geneva. Click here for other Music Department concerts.

Cigarettes Prevent Stem Cells from Becoming Cartilage
A toxic pollutant spread by oil spills, forest fires, and car exhaust is also present in cigarette smoke, and may represent a second way in which smoking delays bone healing, according to Rochester research presented this week at the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in San Francisco. Read more...

Open House for New Organ
From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, enjoy close-up views of the work being done on Rochester’s newest musical instrument, a 15-ton, 2,000-pipe organ being installed in Christ Church, 141 East Ave., as part of the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative. Read more...

Free Biometric Screenings Wednesday and Thursday
Faculty and staff and their partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan can receive free biometric screenings today at the Medical Center from 7 a.m. to noon in the Flaum Atrium and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the House of 6 Nations Cafeteria. No appointment is necessary. Insurance cards are required. Click here for future screenings.

Events

Wednesday, March 5
Jazz and Wind Symphony Concert:
Bill Tiberio, Matt Stuver, and Mike Van Bebber, directors. Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

NPR (March 3)
"Report: More Middle-Aged Adults Committing Suicide
" (audio)
Eric Caine, the John Romano Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and codirector of the Center for the Study of Prevention of Suicide, discusses the rising rates of suicide among middle-aged adults: "It's very, very clear that suicide is a complex process... It can come suddenly ... out of the blue and other times it's a reflection of 10 or 20 years of a downhill process." Listen to more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 4)
"The Digital Limits of 'In Loco Parentis'
"
"Being rowdy and impulsive is a time-honored tradition among college students. Documenting that behavior online is a recent phenomenon that still vexes administrators. They know what to do with a drunken student. But what about a Facebook photo of a seemingly drunken student?" Read more...

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