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@Rochester -- Nov. 15, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Latest Results on Artificial Cornea Implants
  • Volunteers Needed for Lego Tournament
  • Arrested for Charity
  • Events: Basketball Pep Rally, Warner Lunchtime Session, Anniversary Concert, Simon Info. Reception
  • In the Headlines: Bankey on Traumatic Injury, Bredes on Women in Politics

News and Announcements

Artificial Cornea Offers Better Results for Infants, Some Blind Patients
The results of operations involving the first infants and children in the world to receive a new version of an artificial cornea implant, performed by physicians at the University Eye Institute and a colleague at Johns Hopkins University, are being announced at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology this week in Las Vegas.

Volunteers Wanted for Second Annual Lego Tournament
The University is hosting the Second Annual Finger Lakes FIRST LEGO League Tournament on Sunday, December 3. Boys and girls from across New York will compete in teams to build lego robots. Those who are interested in volunteering or sponsoring teams should contact Charmel Trinidad at x5-2354 or

Faculty, Staff, and Students 'Arrested' for Charity
The annual Alpha-Traz will arrest 18 faculty, staff, and student prisoners on Friday, November 17, to raise money and awareness for the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong and Cardiac Care, a national philanthropy.


November 15
Basketball Pep Rally: Season-opening celebration featuring food, games, and performances, Palestra, 9 to 10:30 p.m.

November 16
Warner School Lunchtime Information Session: Director's Meeting Room of the Student Living Center, Eastman School, noon.

November 16
Eastman Computer Music Center Anniversary Concert: Guest composer and lecturer Perry Cook, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

November 17
Simon School Information Reception: Learn more about the M.S. in Science and Technology distance program, Carol Simon Hall Lobby, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. To register, call x5-3736 or e-mail

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

CBS News (November 14)
Scientists Study Genes, Severe Injuries
"Right now, almost all the therapies in the ICU are supportive. The patient's basically dependent on fixing themselves," says Paul Bankey, associate professor and director of the Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care Division of the Department of Surgery, about research into the role genes play in surviving traumatic injuries. (Also reported by MSNBC, LA Times, Washington Post, and others.)

Newsday (November 13)
SPINCYCLE: Newsday's Guide to Politics and Politicians
"The progress of women is not that straight line up on the graph," says Nora Bredes, a former Suffolk County legislator and director of the University's Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. "But there are areas where women are doing quite well, such as district attorneys; we have 11 female DAs [out of 62] across New York, including Kathleen Rice in Nassau."

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (November 14)
Putting the ‘Lame’ in Lame Duck Session
"In final days, Congress is likely to take up only one major issue for higher ed: the budget. It may not even deal with that."

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