Clare Dennison became director of the School of Nursing School and Superintendent of Nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital in 1931. Dennison came from Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was Superintendent of Nurses. She essentially swapped positions with the Helen Wood, the founding director the School, who left Rochester for Boston to become acting superintendent of nurses at Mass General. In this brief radio broadcast Dennison discusses the advantages of nursing as a career, and the elements of the Rochester program which expand the graduate’s prospects.
Songs from Academic Life
“Picture if you will a world where the funding of the sciences and humanities is reversed...”
Not quite a scenario from the Twilight Zone, but close.
Students weren’t the only ones to create original musicals with topical but fantastical scenarios. Ruth Adams was a professor of English until 1960 when she became dean of Douglass College at Rutgers University. She was named President of Wellesley College in 1966.
Arthur Roberts was a professor in the Department of Physics from 1950 to 1960.
Wolf Vishniac received the first biological sciences grant given by NASA, for the development of an instrument to safely and independently collect and detect microorganisms on other planets. The goal was to deploy the device on Mars.
He tested his device, called the “Wolf Trap,” in Antarctica, which at that time had the closest atmosphere to that of Mars. Vishniac would die tragically in Antarctica while collecting equipment. A crater on Mars is named in his honor.
The papers of Professor Christopher Lasch (1932-1994) were donated to Rare Books and Special Collections and are frequently used by researchers interested in his writings, his correspondence, and his teaching.
Among them are a number of cassettes and microcassettes on which he recorded lectures, and dictated articles and letters.
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