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In Today's Issue

  • Professor Discusses Education Issues on Radio 
  • University Mourns Loss of Shaheen Campbell, Keenan Somersall
  • Flag to be Lowered in Memory of Kurt Bertram
  • Lecture: 'The Future of Care'
  • Event Supports Lodging for Patients, Families
  • New 'Weight Watchers at Work' Session Starts Soon

News and Announcements

Professor Discusses Education Issues on Radio
David Hursh, an associate professor in teaching and curriculum, will be a guest on WXXI’s 1370 Connection at 1 p.m. today. Hursh will discuss current issues facing education, including mayoral control, New York State Regents adjustment to cut scores on tests, the "Race to the Top" education initiative, and charter schools. Listen online or at 1370 AM.

University Mourns Loss of Shaheen Campbell, Keenan Somersall
The University flag is lowered to half-staff today to honor Shaheen Campbell and Keenan "TJ" Somersall, father and son employees from the Department of Anesthesiology, who died suddenly on Aug. 10. The Medical Center will host memorial services tomorrow at 2 and 4 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel on the first floor, south corridor.

Flag to be Lowered in Memory of Kurt Bertram
The University mourns the loss of Kurt Bertram, a graduate student in the Department of Environmental Medicine, who died Aug. 29. The University flag will be flown at half-staff tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 3, in his memory. A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the United Presbyterian Church of Hornell, 150 Main Street, Hornell. See his obituary from the Hornell Evening Times.

Lecture: 'The Future of Care'
David Lambert, an associate professor of medicine, will give the George L. Engel Memorial Lecture, "The Future of Care: Excellence and the Doctor-Patient Relationship," on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. and the presentation follows. Admission is free. Advance registration is required. A shuttle also will be available from the Alumni and Advancement Center.

Event Supports Lodging for Patients, Families
The fifth annual "And the Beat Goes On" benefit dinner will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Burgundy Basin Inn. All proceeds go to support the not-for-profit Harbor House of Rochester, which provides temporary lodging for patients and their families as they receive treatment through the Medical Center's Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation, the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation, and other critical care programs.

New 'Weight Watchers at Work' Session Starts Soon
A Weight Watchers at Work registration session is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, in ACF-C and ACF-D (2-1361 and 2-1359) at the Medical Center. The 17-week session costs $186. Contact Christine Brower at 275-6269 or for more information.
Sept. 2, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 89°
Scattered T-Storms, High 83°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman School Convocation
2:30 p.m. Kilbourn Hall.

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Rochester in the News
WROC-TV (Sept. 1)
Religion Professor: Alleged Harassment at Mosque 'Alarming'
Emil Homerin, a professor of religion, says he believes an alleged act of harassment at an Orleans County mosque was sparked by the recent controversy over the Islamic Cultural Center project near Ground Zero in New York City. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 31)
All in the Delivery
As another school year starts, the time has come to ask the perennial question: Could this be the year higher education finally embraces the e-book? Read more...

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