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@Rochester: Jan. 8, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 8, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow, High 28°

Tomorrow: Flurries, High 24°

In Today's Issue

  • Greg Carlson Elected Editor of Premier Linguistics Journal
  • Strong Urologic Surgeons Perform Cutting-Edge Surgery
  • Wellness Fair to Promote Healthy Living
  • Event Highlight: An Evening of Russian Music
  • Sports Buzz: Swimming at Home; Basketball Teams in Chase Tournament
  • Rochester in the News: Adam Frank on the Science vs. Religion Debate, David Guzick on the True Costs of Research
  • In Higher Education: National Picture of Trends in the Humanities Unveiled

News and Announcements

Greg Carlson Elected Editor of Premier Linguistics Journal

Greg Carlson, professor of linguistics, philosophy, and brain and cognitive sciences, has been elected the editor of Language, the official journal of the Linguistic Society of America. Carlson's seven-year term begins Jan. 11. Read more...

Strong Urologic Surgeons Perform Cutting-Edge Surgery

Urologists at the Medical Center are advancing the frontiers of minimally invasive surgery as they begin to introduce single-port access surgery to the Rochester region. Read more...

Wellness Fair to Promote Healthy Living

The Fitness & Wellness Center at the Medical Center will host a wellness fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. There will be free massages, chiropractic screenings, and blood pressure checks as well as food samples and giveaways. 

Events

Thursday, Jan. 8

An Evening of Russian Music: Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Swimming—Jan. 9: Cortland. 2 p.m.

Basketball—Jan. 13-17: JP Morgan Chase Tournament. The complete tournament draw will be announced Sunday, Jan. 11, at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Rochester in the News

City Newspaper (Jan. 7)

"Beyond Science vs. Religion"

"These endless debates, where it's always scripture versus the results of science, I've found so off the point," says Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy. He has just published The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate, a book that he hopes will transform the dialog. Read more...

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 7)

"(Hidden) Cost of Doing Business"

A new study by Medical Center researchers published in Academic Medicine this month suggests that supporting newly recruited scientists costs an additional 40 cents over every dollar these new faculty generate from grants. David Guzick, dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, says the study gives an important illustration of the true costs of research. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 7)

"First National Picture of Trends in the Humanities Is Unveiled"

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences unveils the prototype of its Humanities Indicators project, including statistics on almost every aspect of humanities education, employment, and research. Read more...

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