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- President Responds
to Tech Transfer Report
- New Affinity
- Das Awarded
- Fisher Honored
for Lymphoma Research
Trombonist John Marcellus, Video on Ben-Zion
- In the Headlines:
Alumna Schneider on Jazz, Trustee Minehan on Her Career
Outlines Recommendations for Enhanced Tech Transfer
President Seligman responds to a report
from the 20-member committee on technology transfer and corporate alliances
outlining nine recommendations to enhance and improve the University’s
technology commercialization program.
Based in part on
results of a customer satisfaction survey of faculty and external businesses,
the recommendations focus on improving coordination between the technology
transfer offices in the Medical Center and the College, establishing
a new Technology Transfer and Economic Development Policy Committee,
defining the University’s role in economic development, assessing
customer satisfaction, and reporting regularly on progress and expenditures.
The committee also recommends that the Office of Research and Project
Administration oversee management of all materials transfer agreements
and confidentiality agreements and that two new positions be created
to handle the added demands.
Professional Development Focus of Affinity Groups
Human Resources Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion has introduced
three affinity groups—the African American Network, the Pride
Alliance, and the Latino Professional Network. These new resources for
faculty and staff are designed to provide mentoring and professional
development opportunities and to open communication lines between individuals,
the Greater Rochester community,
and University management.
Professor Ashok Das Receives Fulbright to Teach in Brazil
Ashok Kumar Das, professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded
a Fulbright Scholar grant to perform research and lecture on finite
temperature field theories at the University of São Paulo in
Brazil from February to June 2007.
Cancer Center Honors Expert for Lymphoma Research Success
Richard Fisher, an international leader in lymphoma research and care,
recently received the Davey Memorial Award for outstanding contributions
to cancer research from the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Fisher is
the Durand Professor of Medicine at the Medical Center.
Faculty Artist Series: John Marcellus, trombone. Free to University
ID holders. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.
Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself: Video on Ben-Zion, a Ukrainian-born
expressionist featured in the Memorial Art Gallery’s My America.
Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
Times (November 17)
the Notes Dancing and Flying
Jazz composer and Eastman School alumna Marie Schneider '88E (MM) is
profiled. "Sometimes I feel like, in the world of jazz, people
think that more chromaticism all the time is going to make their music
hipper,” says Schneider. “It’s like, no. Music is
a time-oriented art. So it’s how you play a person’s attention
Getting to Know the Real World
University trustee Cathy Minehan '68, president and chief executive
of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, discusses her career and reflects
on being the first woman accepted into the Federal Reserve Bank of New
York's management-training program in 1968: "In classes and throughout
life, I'd competed with men so it didn't bother me," says Minehan.
Business (November issue)
Back from Katrina
"More than a year later, New Orleans' institutions of higher ed—and
their leaders—are recovering, adapting, and reinventing themselves."
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