News and Announcements
Report Assesses Faculty Diversity Initiative
President Joel Seligman today released a report assessing the University’s progress in strengthening faculty diversity and inclusiveness since the creation of the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity in January 2007. The report is based on in-depth interviews conducted by former Deputy to the President and Vice Provost Lynne Davidson, University Intercessor Frederick Jefferson, and Senior Associate Provost Carol Shuherk with 94 faculty members in all schools and three town hall meetings. It details 14 recommendations to improve faculty retention and recruitment. “All of us are fully committed to the objective of achieving a campus that is diverse and inclusive, where all members of our community feel welcomed and supported, and where a commitment to diversity and academic excellence progress hand-in-hand,” says President Seligman.
Professors Part of International Experimental Team
Steven Manly and Kevin McFarland, professors of physics and astronomy, and senior researcher Howard Budd are part of the team that designed and built the Tokai-to-Kamoika (T2K) neutrino experiment, which last week began its mission to understand the neutrino, one of the most elusive of the known particles. T2K, located in Japan, is a 500-physicist, 12-nation experiment with components built in Japan, Europe, and North America, including Rochester.
Edward Deci Talks about Fame on Radio Program
Simon School Offers Information Session
Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, discusses why people seek fame and fortune on Wisconsin Public Radio today. Listen live between 7 and 8 a.m. on WPR's Ideas Network.
The Simon School will hold an information session from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in room 201 of Schlegel Hall. The session will
highlight Simon’s 11-month programs in accountancy, finance, marketing, and general management. Walk-ins are
welcome, RSVP is preferred. E-mail Tony Green to register.
HIV Vaccine Trials Unit Seeks Volunteers
In conjunction with World AIDS Day, the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit seeks
volunteers for two ongoing studies. Participants in both studies will
be paid an average of $750. For more information about the studies or
to schedule an appointment, go to the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit Web site or call 756-2329.
Healthy People Needed for H1N1 Vaccine Study
Scientists are looking for 80 healthy people in the Rochester area to
take part in studies of the same H1N1 vaccine that is currently being
administered mainly to people at high risk and to health care workers.
Nominate a Colleague for Medical Women's Association Award
The deadline to nominate a colleague for an American Medical Women’s
Association award is Dec. 31. Awards are presented for showcasing a
lifelong commitment to promoting women’s health care, rewarding
research excellence, and acknowledging service to the AMWA.