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@Rochester: Sept. 29, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 29, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 63°

Tomorrow: Scattered Thunderstorms, High 66°

In Today's Issue

  • Pledge Aimed at Making School of Medicine Tuition-Free
  • Warner's Brian Brent Named Earl B. Taylor Professor
  • YEA! Student Gains National Recognition
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Introduces Radiation Treatment System
  • Disability and the Arts Expert Discusses Education This Week
  • Latino Professional Alliance Hosts Cultural and Networking Fair
  • Free Mental Health Class Offered for Clergy, Lay Counselors
  • Event Highlight: Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income at Retirement
  • Rochester in the News: Review of New Book by Stewart Weaver and Maurice Isserman '79 (PhD)
  • In Higher Education: Anti-Rankings Group Outlines Ideas

News and Announcements

Pledge Aimed at Making School of Medicine Tuition-Free

On the 55th anniversary of his graduation from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, physician and researcher Robert Brent '48, '53M (MD), '55M (PhD), and his wife, Lillian '50, have pledged $2 million to match donations to a scholarship fund to make the medical school tuition-free. Also reported by the Democrat and Chronicle. Read more...

Warner's Brian Brent Named Earl B. Taylor Professor

Brian Brent, professor, associate dean of graduate studies, and chair of the educational leadership program at Warner, has been named an Earl B. Taylor Professor of Education at the Warner School of Education. Read more...

YEA! Student Gains National Recognition

Ani Patel, a 14-year-old freshman at Pittsford-Mendon High School, is spotlighted in the November issue of Success magazine for his efforts to bring English lessons to students in a rural district in Southwestern India. The founder of a social movement called Intel 4 India, Ani came up with the concept while participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, at the University. Read more...

Wilmot Cancer Center Introduces Radiation Treatment System

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is the first in upstate New York to offer a next-generation technology that expands doctors' ability to use therapeutic radiation to treat multiple tumors. Read more...

Disability and the Arts Expert Discusses Education this Week

Disabilities and the arts expert Simi Linton will take part in a free, but reservation-only luncheon "Curriculum Development for Faculty: Disability Studies across the Curriculum" from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, on the River Campus and will present the talk "Reframing Disability: Fulfilling the Public Health Mandate" at noon Friday, Oct. 3, in Whipple Auditorium. Linton also will make a multimedia presentation about her life and work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Linehan Chapel of Nazareth College. For more information or to register for the luncheon call 275-7006 or e-mail. 

Latino Professional Alliance Hosts Cultural and Networking Fair

The University's Latino Professional Alliance will hold its Second Annual Cultural and Networking Fair from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Flaum Atrium at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The event features dance performances, music, food, and the opportunity to network with community organizations and learn about local Latino programs. Read more...

Free Mental Health Class Offered for Clergy, Lay Counselors

The Aging Well Initiative at the University is offering a seminar to help pastors, ministers, deacons, and lay leaders recognize mental health issues in parishioners and respond effectively to individuals with problems related to mental health. The monthly seminar begins Oct. 7 and meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 273-2831 or e-mail. 

Events

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Post-Retirement Benefits Plus Income at Retirement: Hawkins Room 1-7438, Medical Center. Noon

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

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Sept. 28)

"On Top of the World"

Fallen Giants, by Stewart Weaver, professor of history, and Maurice Isserman '79 (PhD), a professor of history at Hamilton College, is "an awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling," notes a Sunday review of the new book on the history of Himalayan mountaineering. "The authors tease out the evolution of modern mountaineering, combining vivid storytelling with an eye for detail, accuracy and fairness. And of the many lessons to be drawn from their work, perhaps the clearest is this: Himalayan climbing has always been a geo-political game." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 26 )

"Creating the Anti-Rankings"

"Could the process of selecting a college actually be educational or even . . . intellectual? . . . That's the vision of College Speaks—a tool being created by the Education Conservancy, an organization that has been fighting the many commercial forces that have become big players in college admissions and attempting to make educational counseling central to the process." Read more...

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