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@Rochester: June 4, 2008

@Rochester: June 4, 2008

Today's Forecast: Few Showers, High 69°

Tomorrow: Isolated Thunderstorms, High 82°

In Today's Issue

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Returns from Iraq
  • Simon School Holds Commencement on Sunday
  • Audio Conference Discusses Faculty Careers for Women
  • Event Highlight: Medical Humanities Conference
  • Rochester in the News: Susan Hyman on Low Birth Weight and Autism
  • Inside Higher Ed: 'Sisters' Colleges See a Bounty in the Middle East

News and Announcements

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Returns from Iraq

Jason Huang, an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Medical Center and a U.S. Army major, recently returned from a three-month deployment in Iraq, where he was one of only two neurosurgeons treating U.S. and coalition forces. Read more...

Simon School Holds Commencement on Sunday

The Simon Graduate School of Business will hold its commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 8, at 10 a.m. in Eastman Theatre.  J. Peter Simon, who will receive an honorary degree of doctor of laws, will be the commencement speaker. Read more...

Audio Conference Discusses Faculty Careers for Women

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is sponsoring a one-hour audio conference, "Promoting Faculty Careers for Women," open to all faculty, on Tuesday, June 17, at 1 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, June 11. The location of the event will be determined by faculty interest. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, June 4

Medical Humanities Conference: Memorial Art Gallery. Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

CBS News (June 2)

"Autism Linked to Low Birth Weight"

Susan Hyman, associate professor of pediatrics, comments on a new study suggesting low birth weight and preterm birth increase the risk of autism in infants. "I think this study comes close to laying the debate to rest," she says. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (June 3)

"'Sisters' Colleges See a Bounty in the Middle East"

"Women's colleges are a dwindling breed in the United States.  So this spring the admissions deans of the five leading women's colleges—Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Wellesley, and Smith—went recruiting to a place where single-sex education is more than a niche product: the Middle East." Read more...

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