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@Rochester: Oct.6, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 55°

Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 62°

In Today's Issue

  • Adjunct Professor Kenneth Arnold Dies
  • Sally Roche Earns Second Annual Messinger Award
  • Strong Memorial Remains Consumer Favorite
  • 'Reading the World' Continues with Icelandic Novelist
  • Neurologist to Discuss Pioneering Stem Cell Research
  • Talks Focuses on the Educational Approach to Sustainability
  • Event Highlight: Kalmbach Executive Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: Kathy Parrinello on Adding Beds at Strong, Shanna Swan on Chemical Exposure
  • In Higher Education: Complex Choices in GI Bill

News and Announcements

Adjunct Professor Kenneth Arnold Dies

Kenneth Arnold, a professor of computer science and engineering, died suddenly on Oct. 1 at age 51. Any member of the University community may obtain support services from the University Counseling Center by calling 275-3113 or access the online information. The University flag on the Eastman Quadrangle will be flown at half-staff today in memory of Arnold. Read more...

Sally Roche Earns Second Annual Messinger Award

Sally Roche, facilities manager for River Campus Libraries, has been named the second recipient of the Messinger Library Recognition Award. The honor, created and funded by senior trustee Martin E. Messinger, comes with a $5,000 award and recognizes contributions that advance the educational mission of the library or the library profession. Read more...

Strong Memorial Remains Consumer Favorite

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Strong Memorial Hospital has won the National Research Corporation's (NRC) Consumer Choice Award. The annual award identifies hospitals that health care consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and best image in 190 markets throughout the United States. Read more...

'Reading the World' Continues with Icelandic Novelist

Icelandic novelist Bragi Ólafsson will read from his novel The Pets and talk about Icelandic literature and culture with translator Lytton Smith as part of the continuing Reading the World Conversation Series. The 6 p.m. talk on Tuesday, Oct. 7, is sponsored by the University's translation press Open Letter. Read more...

Neurologist to Discuss Pioneering Stem Cell Research

Steven Goldman, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology, will discuss his pioneering efforts to use stem cells to treat human disease as part of a lecture series highlighting biological and biomedical research at the University. Goldman will speak at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Medical Center. Read more...

Talk Focuses on the Educational Approach to Sustainability

Randall Curren, professor of philosophy, will discuss educational approaches to global environmental challenges during his talk "The Scope of Education for Sustainability" on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at noon in Gavett Hall 208. The talk is part of a monthly seminar series sponsored by the University Cluster in Interdisciplinary Studies. Read more...


Monday, Oct. 6

Kalmbach Executive Lecture: Gerald Ostrov, president and chief executive officer, Bausch & Lomb. Schlegel Hall 207. 4:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Oct. 3)

"Hospitals Get Approval to Add 152 Beds"

Kathy Parrinello, chief operating officer at the Medical Center, says recent renovations at Strong Memorial Hospital will allow the Medical Center to open 15 of the newly approved additional 83 beds by March. Read more...

USA Today (Oct. 3)

"Exposure to Chemical May Affect Genitals of Baby Boys"

Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics & gynecology and environmental medicine, discusses findings of her new study that indicate baby boys are more likely to have changes in their genitals if their mothers were exposed to high levels of a controversial chemical, called phthalates, during pregnancy. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 3)

"A Tale of Two GI Bills"

"The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, signed into law this summer, marks a major investment in veterans' educational benefits. It's also an undeniably complex piece of legislation." Read more...

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