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@Rochester: Nov. 7, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 7, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 67°

Tomorrow: AM Showers, High 56°

In Today's Issue

  • Steven Schwid, Compassionate Physician and Researcher, Dies
  • Baumhauer Is First Female to Head Orthopedic Association
  • Public Invited to Monday's Ribbon-Cutting at Brooks Landing
  • Event Highlight: Yellowjackets Concert Canceled; Fine Craft Show is This Weekend
  • Rochester in the News: Jonathan Klein on Teen Smoking
  • In Higher Education: 'Transformational' Changes in Admissions

News and Announcements

Steven Schwid, Compassionate Physician and Researcher, Dies

Professor of Neurology Steven Schwid, who was well known for his compassionate care for his patients and well respected internationally for his multiple sclerosis research, died Monday, Nov. 3, of cancer. He was 44. Read more...

Baumhauer Is First Female to Head Orthopedic Association

Nationally renowned foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Judith Baumhauer was recently elected as the first woman president of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, a regional professional organization representing 1,200 surgeons. Read more...

Public Invited to Monday's Ribbon-Cutting at Brooks Landing

Mayor Bob Duffy and other dignitaries will take part in the Brooks Landing ribbon-cutting ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 10, in the lobby of the new Staybridge Suites. The public is invited. Brooks Landing is a hotel and retail development tying the University more closely to neighborhoods on the west side of the Genesee River. Across the street from the hotel, Boulder Coffee at Brooks Landing recently opened for business and will be part of the celebration. 

Events

Saturday, Nov. 8

Fine Craft Show: Memorial Art Gallery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Continues Sunday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Canceled

Tonight's Yellowjackets Concert: The Yellowjackets fall show planned for tonight, Nov. 7, has been canceled. Refund information will be available at the Common Connection in Wilson Commons next week.

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

Rochester in the News

NPR (Nov. 5)

"One Teen's Struggle To Quit Smoking"

"When parents talk to their kids honestly about hopes, expectations and values as family—it has a big impact on what kids decide to try and do," says pediatrician Jonathan Klein about smoking prevention for teens. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 6)

"Leaders Call for 'Transformational' Changes in Admissions"

A storm is brewing in college admissions: A major demographic shift looms, public financing lags, and the expectations for higher education continue to soar. This poses a major challenge for admissions professionals, who face "new realities" in helping American high-school students reach college, according to a report released on Wednesday by the College Board's Task Force on Admissions in the 21st Century. Read more...

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