News and Announcements
Professor Appointed to Educational Research Post
Joanne Larson, the Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of the teaching and curriculum program at the Warner School, has been appointed program chair of the American Educational Research Association.
Behavioral Therapy Improves Sleep, Eases Pain
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia significantly improved sleep
for patients with chronic neck or back pain and also reduced the extent
to which pain interfered with their daily functioning, according to a
Medical Center study.
Warner Professor to Discuss No Child Left Behind Act
David Hursh, associate professor in teaching and curriculum at the
Warner School, will discuss President Obama’s proposed changes to the
No Child Left Behind Act with Bob Smith on 1370 Connection on WXXI at 1 p.m. today. Listen online.
Eastman Hosts Lotte Lenya Competition
The Eastman School will host one of two regional rounds of the annual
Lotte Lenya Competition at noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Kilbourn Hall.
Twenty-two singing actors, including eight from Eastman, will vie to
participate in the final round of the musical theater competition on
Saturday, April 17, also in Kilbourn Hall.
Second Friday Science Social: Jack Werren
Jack Werren, professor of biology, will be the guest speaker at the next Second Friday Science Social at 4 p.m. today in the Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center. Drinks and snacks will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.
Day of Brass Concert
The 2010 Day of Brass concert is planned for 3
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Alumni and Advancement Center 300 East
River Road. The free concert will follow a day of rehearsals and master
classes given by Eastman and River Campus faculty and will include a
performance by high school musicians and Rochester undergraduates and
an appearance by the Excelsior Cornet Band.
Ice Skating Party Brings Community Together
Benefit for Neuromuscular Disease Center
Faculty, staff, and students, along with neighbors in Southwest
Rochester, are welcome to the annual Brooks Landing Ice Skating Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Genesee Valley Ice Rink.
An arts and crafts sale to support the Friends of the Neuromuscular
Disease Center at the Medical Center will be held from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Batavia Holiday Inn. For more
information, go to the Golden Benefit Web site.