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@Rochester: Oct. 22, 2008

@Rochester: Oct. 22, 2008

Today's Forecast: Rain, Snow Showers, High 44°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 52°

In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Testifies before Congressional Finance Committee
  • Richard Norton Smith to Discuss Presidency
  • Parking Lot Work Scheduled to Begin Next Week
  • Physician Named to National Breast Cancer Panel
  • American Cancer Society Honors Smoking Cessation Expert
  • Theater Program Continues Performances This Week
  • Free Seminar to Discuss Acupuncture and Fertility
  • Event Highlight: Seminar on Soaring Health and Energy Costs
  • Rochester in the News: Richard Ryan on Happiness
  • In Higher Education: With Free Bikes, Challenging Car Culture on Campus

News and Announcements

President Seligman Testifies before Congressional Finance Committee

"How well we develop the structure of financial regulation will help determine this nation's financial stability for decades to come," President Seligman told members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21. (Read the MarketWatch news report.) One of the nation's leading authorities on securities law, Seligman shared his expert opinion on regulatory restructuring and ways to reform the nation's financial system. View a transcript of Seligman's testimony... 

Richard Norton Smith to Discuss Presidency

Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith will discuss what traits of character, personality, and temperament go into a successful presidency during an Oct. 23 talk in Rush Rhees Library. Smith is a frequent commentator on C-SPAN and the Newshour with Jim Lehrer. The free talk is at 4:30 p.m. in Rare Books and Special Collections. 

Parking Lot Work Scheduled to Begin Next Week

Construction will begin next week on a temporary parking lot in front of the Department of Psychiatry and R-Wing, just off Crittenden Road. Follow the signage for “Maintenance and Protection of Traffic and Pedestrians.” The work is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 1. Direct questions or concerns to Gregory Meyer, Department of Planning and Project Management, at 275-8068. 

Physician Named to National Breast Cancer Panel

David Hicks, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been appointed to a panel that is developing national guidelines for breast cancer testing. Read more...

American Cancer Society Honors Smoking Cessation Expert

Scott McIntosh, director of the Greater Rochester Tobacco Cessation Center at the Medical Center, recently received the American Cancer Society's first "Fight Back" Award for his commitment to helping people quit smoking and reduce cancer incidence. Read more...

Theater Program Continues Performances This Week

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You, presented by the International Theatre Program in Todd Theater, continues this week with performances Oct. 22-25. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Seminar: Soaring Health and Energy Costs: 3-6408 (K307) Auditorium, Medical Center. 11 a.m. to noon.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat & Chronicle(Oct. 21)

"Tough Times May Present Opportunity for Happiness"

"When you are giving to the community or pursuing personal growth, happiness levels increase." says Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry and education, who conducts research on happiness. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Oct. 19)

"With Free Bikes, Challenging Car Culture on Campus"

The goal of new initiatives on some campuses, college and university officials say, is to ease critical shortages of parking and to change the car culture that clogs campus roadways and erodes the community feel that comes with walking or biking around campus. Read more...

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