University of Rochester News (June 13, 2008)
06/13/2008 05:45 AM
@Rochester: June 13, 2008
@Rochester: June 13, 2008
Today's Forecast: T-Storms, High 89°
Tomorrow: T-Storms, High 80°
In Today's Issue
- Register for Audio Conference on Faculty Careers for Women
- Entrepreneurial Academy Students Share Research Today
- Final Days of 'American Impressionism' at the Memorial Art Gallery
- International Experts in Radiation Therapy Gather at Med Center
- Apply Now for Rochester Scholars Summer Sessions
- Event Highlight: African-American Achievement Scholarship Gala
- Rochester in the News: John Treanor on a New Bird Flu Vaccine, Ann Mulcahy's Commencement Address
- In Higher Ed: Quiet Desperation of Academic Women
News and Announcements
Register for Audio Conference on 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. (location to be determined). The RSVP
deadline has been extended to Monday, June 16.
Entrepreneurial Academy Students Share Research Today
The David T. Kearns Center will be hosting the students from the "Merchants of Hope" Entrepreneurial Academy for their 2nd Annual Research Presentations. Students from the 7th and 8th grades will be presenting posters today from 10:45 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library about their research on historical and influential entrepreneurs. Audience members will be asked to help critique the presentations and offer feedback to the students.
Final Days of 'American Impressionism' at the Memorial Art Gallery
Don't miss the final days of American Impressionism
on view at the Memorial Art Gallery through June 15. This major traveling exhibition showcases 54 rarely-seen paintings from one of the country's premier museums. Read more...
International Experts in Radiation Therapy Gather at Med Center
Cancer survivor Jarod Finlay will share his experiences as the first patient to undergo an investigational radiation therapy procedure during a conference of world experts today and Saturday at the Medical Center. Read more...
Apply Now for Rochester Scholars Summer Sessions
High school students can learn the dos and don'ts of applying to college or even jump into the world of forensic science. Non-credit morning and afternoon classes are offered during one-, two-, or three-week sessions between July 14 and August 1. Spots must be reserved by July 13. For more information or to apply, call 275-2344 or visit www.rochester.edu/osp
Rochester in the News
Chicago Tribune (June 12)
"Baxter's Bird Flu Vaccine Generates Immune Response"
"It's not the complete answer to a possible pandemic, but it's one of many vaccines that look like they may be able to fight off a bird flu pandemic," says John Treanor, professor of medicine, about the experimental bird flu vaccine Celvapan. Read more...
Wall Street Journal (June 10)
"'Dream Big' Etc."
Xerox CEO Ann Mulcahy tops a list of consequential women who gave commencement addresses around the nation this year. Mulcahy addressed Rochester graduates during the College Commencement on May 18. Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (June 12)
"'Quiet Desperation' of Academic Women"
"Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university—the largest qualitative study of its kind—have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle 'deeply entrenched inequities.'" Read more...
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