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@Rochester -- Oct. 16, 2006

mostly sunny


Monday's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High: 63°
Tomorrow: Rain/Wind, High: 53°

In Today's Issue

  • Simon Moves Up in BusinessWeek List
  • Web-Based Tools for Grad Students
  • Autism Conference
  • Concerts at Washington Square
  • Events: KEY Info. Session, Chemical Biology Symposium
  • In the Headlines: Treanor on Bird Flu Vaccine

News and Announcements

Simon School Rises in BusinessWeek Top 30 List
The Simon School is ranked 28th among the nation's top 30 graduate business schools by BusinessWeek magazine in its “Best Business Schools of 2006” ranking in the October 23 issue. The school ranked 29th in the 2004 biennial survey.

Grant Supports a Model for Graduate Students' Academic Pursuits
The River Campus Libraries will receive more than $320,000 to improve Web-based tools for graduate students to support the writing of the doctoral dissertation, academic collaboration, and the accessibility of scholarly work.

Autism Conference Details Paths from Research to Practice
Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong’s annual Andrew J. Kirch Conference, this year titled "Autism: From Research to Practice," aims to distill the latest information on autism.

Eastman at Washington Square Kicks Off Fall Series
"Ten Strings," featuring the guitar-viola duo of Jason Sah and Mark DeMott, opens the lunchtime concert series Eastman at Washington Square on October 19. Concerts take place every Thursday at the First Universalist Church, corner of South Clinton and Court Streets, beginning at 12:15 p.m. and ending at 12:45 p.m. Brown-bag lunches are welcome during the performances.

Events

October 16
This year's Harrison Howe Award Symposium honors Laura Kiessling, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, with a day-long program of presentations and talks in Strong Auditorium.

October 17
Learn more about the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program during an information session at 4 p.m. in Lattimore 311. The program allows students to take a fifth year, free of tuition, to work on an entrepreneurial project.

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 (October 12, 2006)
Merits of Novel Bird Flu Vaccine Studied
"It is something a lot of people are very, very interested in. It does have some major implications for policy," says John Treanor, professor of medicine, about new research that suggests a priming vaccine shot could be an effective way to protect people against bird flu. (See the related Medical Center press release.)

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (October 13)
A Brief History of American Ph.D.s
"NSF study reviews 80 years of doctoral education, with a potpourri of facts and findings."

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