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@Rochester: Sept. 10, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 10, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 67°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 74°

In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Delivers State of University Address
  • University Program, Student Receive Greater Rochester Awards
  • Globalization Concert Features Renowned Chinese Composer
  • Depression and Autism Are Subjects of Public Forum
  • Payroll Deduction Now Available for RTS Bus Passes
  • Event Highlight: Wilson Commons Wednesday
  • Rochester in the News: Eric Singer on Painkillers' Effects on PSA Tests, John Treanor on Targeting Kids for Flu Vaccines
  • In Higher Education: Ph.D. Completion Gaps

News and Announcements

President Seligman Delivers State of University Address

President Seligman offered a detailed look at the progress made this year during his annual report to the Faculty Senate on September 9. In his State of the University address, he discussed senior leadership appointments, fundraising efforts, and each school's strategic plan. He outlined progress in faculty diversity, ongoing efforts in communications, the University's role as an economic engine for the local community, and the campus master plan. He also identified future challenges and opportunities. "In the years to come, our momentum will accelerate," said Seligman. "We have succeeded so far in our strategic planning by articulating bold plans.  Now we must exercise the discipline to achieve our plans." Read the full speech and view the presentation... 

University Program, Student Receive Greater Rochester Awards

The Mt. Hope Family Center Child-Parent Psychotherapy program and University undergraduate Lashonda Brenson ’10 were both awarded Greater Rochester Awards, presented by United Way of Greater Rochester and the Rochester Business Journal to recognize efforts and achievements in community service. Read more...

Globalization Concert Features Renowned Chinese Composer

A concert of works by the first woman to receive a master's degree in composition from a Chinese institution will cap a two-day event on music and globalization at the Eastman School on September 19-20. Read more...

Depression and Autism Are Subjects of Public Forum

The Medical Center will present a forum on the progress of mental health research Sunday September 14, as part of "Healthy Minds Across America," a series of forums held that day at universities and research centers throughout the United States and Canada. Read more...

Payroll Deduction Now Available for RTS Bus Passes

Faculty and staff can now pay for yearly RTS bus passes with pre-tax, monthly payroll deduction. Stop by the Parking Office to register. For more information, call 275-4524. 

Events

Wednesday, September 10

Wilson Commons Wednesday: Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (September 8)

"Painkillers Lower PSA Test Readings"

"This raises questions that will have to be answered in a larger clinical trial," says Eric Singer, a urology resident and lead researcher of a new study that suggests common painkillers like aspirin and ibuprofen appear to lower a man's PSA level, the blood biomarker widely used by physicians to help gauge the risk of prostate cancer. Read more...

MSNBC (September 8)

"Kids Truly Are Little Germ Factories, Study Proves"

John Treanor, professor of medicine, says "a belief that if you could do that, you would limit transmission" to the elderly is helping to drive the new inoculate-all-children approach to flu vaccination. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (September 9)

"Ph.D. Completion Gaps"

"Significant gaps exist—by demographic groups and disciplines—in who finishes Ph.D. programs. Generally, foreign, male, and white students are more likely to earn their doctorates after 10 years than are their counterparts who are American, female or minority." Read more...

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