News and Announcements
Physician, Corporate Consultant Joins Board of Trustees
Alumnus Bernard Ferrari, who is a former director and partner in the global management consulting firm of McKinsey & Company, was elected to the University's Board of Trustees this month.
President Seligman Named to AAU Executive Committee
President Seligman has been elected to a two-year term of the
Association of American Universities executive committee.
Professor Elected to Posts in Radiation Organizations
Jacqueline Williams, associate research professor of radiation oncology
at the Medical Center, has been elected to leadership positions in the
two leading radiation research organizations in North America.
Discuss Diversity on Diverse Voices Blog
What did you think about William Julius Wilson's address "Race and Affirmitive Opportunity in the Barack Obama Era"
earlier this month? Share your thoughts on Wilson's talk and discuss
other topics surrounding faculty development and diversity on the Diverse Voices
blog. The blog, hosted by the Office for Faculty Development and
Diversity, is aimed at informing the University community about ongoing
diversity efforts and to stimulate a dialogue about diversity.
EROI Festival Celebrates Mendelssohn With Concerts
The eighth annual Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival will pay
tribute to Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy on the 200th anniversary of the
composer’s birth. The event, which includes the performance of
Mendelssohn’s vocal music and complete works for organ in a series of
concerts that are open to the public, will be held Thursday, Oct. 29,
through Sunday, Nov. 1.
On Friday, Watch for Flying Pumpkins
The eighth annual Pumpkin Launch, hosted by the University chapter of
the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, will take place on the
Wilson Quad at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.
Nursing Professor Works to Improve Training in Rural Communities
Tobie Olsan, associate professor at the School of Nursing, is working
cooperatively with several local organizations to provide quality
improvement training at selected nursing homes in underserved and rural
TV Tribute Honors Alumnus Myles Brand
The CBS College Sports Network will broadcast a tribute this evening to
Miles Brand '67 (PhD) who died Sept. 16. Brand was the first college
president to lead the NCAA and he was an advocate of tougher academic
policies for student-athletes. The ceremony will air live at 6 p.m. The
event, featuring guest speakers and a video about Brand’s life that includes
scenes from the University, will be held in Conseco Fieldhouse in
Group Supports Bladder Cancer Patients
People with bladder cancer can learn about the spectrum of the disease
during a meeting of a new support group at the Wilmot Cancer
Center. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Luellen Patient
and Family Resource Center.
Learn About Post-Retirement Benefits, Income
A free informational session designed for pre-retirees will be held at
1 p.m. today in the Northeastern Conference Room (1-9535) in the
Medical Center. Eligibility for post-retirement benefits and
cost-sharing will be discussed. In addition, a representative from
TIAA-CREF will discuss saving for retirement and the distribution
options available at retirement. For information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.