Reason to smile

TU’s Department of Nursing is partnering with the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry and the Helping Up Mission to provide oral health services to the city’s homeless. [more]

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Five questions for ... Mike O'Leary

TU to lead faculty training project in information assurance education

Mike O’Leary, director of the Center for Applied Information Technology, says a $300,000 NSF grant will create a “second generation” faculty development program in computer security and information assurance education. [more]

So they said ...

“The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.”

Norman Mailer, 1923–2007

A night at the opera

See selected opera scenes and arias in original languages

What? Operamania! An Evening of Opera Scenes

When? Saturday, December 1, 8:15 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m.

Where? Center for the Arts, Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall

Why? Students from TU's Music for the Stage will present excerpts from operas by Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Tchailkovsky, Britten, Moore, Floyd, Previn and others. Presented in a workshop setting, with English subtitles.

How? $7 for general admission, $6 for seniors, $5 for students with valid OneCard. For tickets, call x42787 or go to Center for the Arts.

TU in the news
The Sweet Potato Is Everybody's Friend, But a Fleeting One

The Wall Street Journal , November 21

Staff reporter Robert Tomsho spoke with Jack Osman, Department of Health Science, for a pre-Thanksgiving page one feature on sweet-potato sales and consumption patterns. The sweet potato is high in fiber and vitamins A and C, but "its image hasn't yet made the changeover from the poor man's food to the intelligent food of choice," said Osman. Tomsho says Osman has had little luck interesting food companies in his purple passion pie and other sweet-potato creations.

Study Finds Higher Costs for Caregivers of Elderly

The New York Times, November 19

Jane Gross reported on the nation's first in-depth study of out-of-pocket spending among the estimated 34 million Americans providing care for older family members or friends. Donna Wagner, Department of Health Science, analyzed the data for the new report, which finds the out-of-pocket cost of care averages about $5,500 a year, a sum more than double previous estimates. The report builds upon a 2004 study on which Wagner served as an adviser.

Nursing students get a lesson in compassion

The Sun, November 17

Metro news reporter Lynn Anderson spoke with Mary Lashley, Department of Nursing, and students in her Community Health Nursing courses at a health fair they hosted at the Helping Up Mission. TU students have been working with mission residents since 2003. "What I see happening is that the students' stereotypes of what an addict is [are] shattered," said Lashley. "They really get to know the guys and [see] that they are just like any one of us."

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