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@Rochester: June 11, 2008

@Rochester: June 11, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 80°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 83°

In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Discusses 'The Power of Transforming Ideas' in Address
  • Eastman Musicians Appear in Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Golisano Foundation and University Launch New Institute
  • Cancer Expert to Discuss Leukemia, MDS Advances at Gilda's Club
  • Event Highlight: Healthy Lifestyle Information
  • Rochester in the News: Nancy Bennett on Racial Disparities in Health Care for Rochesterians
  • In Higher Ed: New Web Site Encourages Students to Post Exams Online

News and Announcements

President Seligman Discusses 'The Power of Transforming Ideas' in Community Address

President Seligman addressed a local audience Tuesday at the Memorial Art Gallery during the annual Garden Party. He discussed the role research universities play as institutions that have the power to transform their local communities and the world beyond. "I want to stress the role of the University of Rochester as one of this nation's leading research universities and why this matters to all of us. I do not want to emphasize statistics, which are abstractions, but talk about the human beings who are the teachers, scholars, and researchers who have been pivotal to the progress of this University." Read more...

Eastman Musicians Appear in Rochester International Jazz Festival

Eastman School faculty and students will take to the stage for numerous sessions of the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and Eastman faculty will give tips to aspiring young musicians during a special jam session geared to 14-to-19-year-olds. Read more...

Golisano Foundation and University Launch New Institute for Innovative Transition

The Golisano Foundation has teamed up with the University to launch an Institute for Innovative Transition to help adolescents with developmental disabilities prepare for a successful adulthood. The institute will be housed at at the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities and is expected to benefit more than 900 families in Monroe County. (See coverage by the Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

Cancer Expert to Discuss Leukemia, MDS Advances at Gilda's Club

Leukemia expert Jane Liesveld, professor of medicine, will lead a discussion on advances in the care of leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) on Thursday, June 12, at Gilda's Club and Cancer Action. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, June 11

Healthy Lifestyle Information for Employees: Three sessions: Medical Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; River Campus, 3 to 4 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle

"Rochester-Area Health Care Suffers from Racial Disparity"

Nancy Bennett, professor of medicine and director of the University's Center for Community Health, comments on new findings that indicate African-American patients in the Rochester area have their legs amputated from complications with diabetes or vascular disease at a rate more than six times that of white people. Bennett says the Rochester area has recently narrowed racial disparities in childhood immunizations and mammographies because of targeted efforts. "What we've not been as successful in is addressing disparities as a whole, and I think that's because there's so many different factors," she says. "It sounds like this data will point us in the direction where we need to work next." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (June 10)

"Finished With Your Exam? Good. Now Share It."

"A new Web site encourages students to anonymously post their exams for all to download, raising copyright and ethical concerns." Read more...

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