News and Announcements
Cornell Scholar to Chair Department of Biostatistics
Robert Strawderman III, professor of biological statistics and computational biology and statistical science at Cornell
University, and professor in the Department of Public Health at
Weill-Cornell Medical College, has been named chair of the Department of
Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the
Two Talks Explore African-American Struggle
Back-to-back speakers will explore the work of writer Lorraine Hansberry and themes in the African-American experience on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Steven Carter,
professor of English at Salem State University in Massachusetts, and
Michelle Gordon, assistant professor of gender and English studies at the
University of Southern California, will present their talks at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively, in the Hawkins-Carlson
Reading Room of Rush Rhees Library. Gordon’s talk is a "Two Icons Lecture" sponsored by the Frederick
Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies and the
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies. The free
talks will be followed by a reception.
Discussion Looks at Trends in Translational Medicine
A discussion on scientific and policy
trends related to translational research in medicine and the political
forces that drive such changes will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 2, in
Helen Wood Hall in the School of Nursing. For more information, email Tracie Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiative Aims to Stop the Use of 'R' Word
The Institute for Innovative Transition, the Warner School of Education, and the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at Golisano Children's Hospital invite the University community to join the Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics International to take a pledge to stop the use of the word "retard(ed)," or as pledge organizers call it, the "R word."
AlertUR System Will Be Tested March 1
The biannual test of the emergency notification system, AlertUR, is scheduled
for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1. The system is designed to alert the University
community during emergencies. Students, faculty, and staff (the Medical Center
uses other emergency systems) can choose to be alerted by text message, email,
and other methods. Update your contact information at www.rochester.edu/alertur.
Online Classifieds Site for Faculty, Staff
University faculty and staff are welcome to post classified ads to the Currents Classifieds site launched earlier this year. Categories include furniture, automotive, clothing, electronics, and more. Ads are free and will run for 30 days before expiring. Note that ads are intended for personal property only. No ads for University property or equipment, commercial services, or personal business will be accepted.