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@Rochester: Sept. 24, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 24, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 76°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 73°

In Today's Issue

  • Physicians Often Miss Opportunities to Show Empathy
  • Gift from Long-Time Supporter Will Fund New Gallery of Ancient Art
  • Rochester Neuroscientist Honored By Danish Academy
  • Former Religious Director Joseph Brennan Dies
  • Parking Closes Intercampus Drive and Kendrick Road Shortcut
  • Equal Rights Champions Honored during Inaugural Dinner
  • Event Highlight: Talk by John Zogby
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on SEC Chairman
  • In Higher Education: Job Coaches for Faculty

News and Announcements

Physicians Often Miss Opportunities to Show Empathy

In consultations with patients with lung cancer, physicians rarely responded empathetically to the concerns of the patients about mortality, symptoms or treatment options, according to a study led by Diane Morse, assistant professor of psychiatry and medicine. The findings were reported by U.S. News, Washington Post, and others. Read more...

Gift from Long-Time Supporter Will Fund New Gallery of Ancient Art

The Memorial Art Gallery has received a $1 million gift from long-time supporter Helen Berkeley. The bulk of the gift, one of the largest in the gallery's history, will be used to renovate and reinstall the second-floor antiquities gallery. The news was reported by the the Democrat and Chronicle this weekRead more...

Rochester Neuroscientist Honored By Danish Academy

Maiken Nedergaard, professor of neurosurgery, has been elected a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the premier scientific society in Denmark. The society elects only six new members worldwide every other year. Read more...

Former Religious Director Joseph Brennan Dies

The Rev. Joseph Brennan, a former professor of religious studies and for 10 years the director of the Interfaith Chapel, died Monday. Brennan, who was 79, served as director of University Religious Affairs from 1986 to 1996. The University flag will fly at half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 25, in his honor. 

Parking Closes Intercampus Drive and Kendrick Road Shortcut

A popular shortcut between Intercampus Drive and Kendrick Road will be closed permanently starting this week. Only assigned parkers will be allowed to drive in and out of the Medical Center's Lot 1, which is gated and is part of a new electronic parking system at the Medical Center. Drivers who now cut through Lot 1 will not be allowed to enter. To avoid delays, those drivers should take new routes to and from the University. Direct questions to University Parking and Transportation at 275-4524. 

Equal Rights Champions Honored during Inaugural Dinner

David Kearns, retired CEO of Xerox Corp., and Walter Cooper, retired research scientist at Eastman Kodak Co., each received a Frederick Douglass Medal at a gala dinner Tuesday night at the Medical Center to honor their efforts to promote equal opportunities. View video tributes to both recipients. 

Events

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Talk by John Zogby: Rush Rhees Library. 3 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

How Much Is the SEC's Cox to Blame?

"Time Magazine (Sept. 23)"

"I don't think the commission has done as strong a job as it should have, but it wasn't asleep at the wheel," says President Seligman in a report about Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Chris Cox. "To suggest that Christopher Cox is responsible for what has happened is to trivialize some very serious economic forces." (Also, see Seligman's comments in the New York Times report "Bubblenomics.") Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 26 Issue)

"Job Coaches Help Get Professors Back on Track"

"Some faculty members are turning to job coaches to help them complete book projects and gain tenure." Read more...

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