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In Today's Issue

  • President's Message about Campus Safety
  • Warner Center Works with City School Math Coaches to Enhance Mathematics Instruction
  • Palliative Care Expert to Give Lecture
  • Panel Will Discuss Health Care Reform
  • Security Tip of the Week: Log Out of Public Computers
  • First Entrepreneurial Roundtable is Wednesday

News and Announcements

President's Message about Campus Safety
"The tragic news about Annie Le touched us all, not only because an extraordinary young woman was taken from the world in a truly terrible way, but also because she was one of ours," writes President Seligman in a message to the University community. "Memories of Annie Le will endure here, where her gift for conducting potentially life-saving research took root. Our hearts go out to our friends at Yale, as we share their grief over the loss of such a promising young scientist."

"Annie Le's death underscores the importance of safety measures on campus and in the workplace. At the University of Rochester, we are dedicated to providing the safest possible campus for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors."

Warner Center Works with City School Math Coaches to Enhance Mathematics Instruction
The Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform completed a two-year professional development program that supported more than 40 K-12 mathematics coaches who work with teachers to enhance mathematics instruction in their classrooms.

Palliative Care Expert to Give Lecture
Anthony Back, professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, will deliver the annual Ben Sischy, M.D., Visiting Scholar in Humane Medicine Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 the Memorial Art Gallery. Back, An expert in doctor-patient communication and palliative care, will talk about "Humanism, Compassion, and Communication in Medicine." The event is free. RSVP to Angela at 273-5937.

Panel Will Discuss Health Care Reform
R World R Vote will hold a health care reform discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. Panelists include Ted Brown, professor of history, and Steve Goldstein, president and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital. Refreshments will follow in Hirst Lounge. E-mail a question for the panelists to

Security Tip of the Week: Log Out of Public Computers
To help protect yourself and your data remember to log all the way out of your accounts on public computers or kiosks when you are finished using them. University IT offers several other measures to stay safe when using public computers. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? Send them to

First Entrepreneurial Roundtable
is Wednesday
Discuss current issues in entrepreneurship at the first of three Entrepreneurial Roundtables this fall. The first discussion takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Schlegel 207. A pre-read is required to participate. Bob Tobin, associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, will facilitate. Register at 276-3500 or
Sept. 21, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Focus on Rochester IV
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. 9 a.m.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester City Newspaper (Sept. 16)
'Health Care: The Uncivil Rights Movement'
The struggle for universal coverage has been going on for more than 100 years, says Theodore Brown, professor of history. Read more...

In Higher Education
Christian Science Monitor (Sept. 15)
'Medical School Reinvented: Adding Lessons in Compassion'
The education of doctors puts a new focus on patients' cultural diversity and serving communities in need. Read more...

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