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Coming up on Connections: Friday, January 12

Jan 12, 2018

Credit University of Rochester

First hour: Complainants react to investigation results at UR

Second hour: Dialogue on Disability - "Invisible" disabilities

On Thursday afternoon, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Mary Jo White announced the results of the independent investigation into how the University of Rochester handled sexual harassment allegations against professor FlorianĀ Jaeger. The complaints were made by Jaeger's former students and colleagues, including Celeste Kidd and Jessica Cantlon. The report concluded that while Jaeger acted inappropriately and used poor judgment, he did not break the law or violate campus policy. Those who filed the complaint have expressed confusion, anger, and frustration with those findings. We hear from them this hour. Our guests:

  • Celeste Kidd, assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Jessica Cantlon, associate professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Steve Piantadosi, assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • BradĀ Mahon, associate professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester
  • Elissa Newport, former chair of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, and current faculty member at Georgetown University
  • Ann Olivarius, lead counsel in the complainants' lawsuit against the University of Rochester
  • Richard Aslin, former professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester who currently works at Haskins Laboratory at Yale University

Then in our second hour, we conclude our Dialogue on Disability Week with a conversation about "invisible" disabilities. Our guests share the challenges they face living with multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. In studio:

  • Kerrie Giesen, client of the National MS Society, Upstate NY Chapter (NMSS)
  • Randy Havens, client of Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. (EPI)
  • Mike Radell, community educator and Camp EAGR director for Epilepsy-Pralid

Dialogue on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.