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@Rochester -- Sept. 18, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Biosensor Helps Monitor Disease
  • Benefits Expo 2006
  • Seven Athletes Named Garnish Scholars
  • Simon Students Craft Credo
  • Yellowjacket Weekend Highlights
  • Events: Anthony Institute Seminar, Presidential Powers
  • In the Headlines: Treanor, Goodridge

News and Announcements

Cardiologist’s ‘Living Chip’ Changes Science of Disease Monitoring
A biotech company founded by Medical Center cardiologist Spencer Rosero is developing implantable biosensors to create a “biological chip.” When implanted, this chip will detect physiologic and chemical changes with faster, improved accuracy.

Benefits Expo 2006: September 19 to 21
Faculty and staff can learn more about many of the services and programs available to University employees at the Benefits Expo 2006, an annual event sponsored by Human Resources.

Seven Athletes Selected as 2006 Garnish Scholars
The seven winners of the 2006 Garnish Scholar Award at the University are student-athletes who combine academic excellence with strong contributions to their intercollegiate sports team. The recipients are Mary DiMatteo '07 (field hockey), Jena Robertson '07 (softball), Zack Freed '07 (swimming), Nick Zappia '07 (football), Emily Bango '07 (basketball), Susan Johnson '07 (volleyball), and Joseph Lust '07 (track and field).

Simon Students Craft Business School Credo
Students at the Simon School have created the nation's first student-crafted business school credo. All incoming students are now required to state and sign the set of principles.

Take a Look Back at Yellowjacket Weekend
Convocation was the kick off to a three-day celebration of the new academic year. Sample a few of the sights from Yellowjacket Weekend 2006.


September 19
Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Seminar: Joan Saab, associate professor of art and art history, discusses “The Parental Public Sphere." Lattimore Hall 540, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

September 19
UR the Vote presents a 2006 midterm election discussion titled "Presidential Powers and Wartime Activities," featuring President Seligman, Students' Association president Alexander Pearlman '07, and Assistant Professor of Political Science Valeria Sinclair-Chapman. Reception follows. Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 7:30 p.m. (No Web link available.)

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

Rochester in the News

The Chronicle Herald (September 15)
Bird Flu Vaccine ‘Promising’
John Treanor, professor of medicine, says work to develop a bird flu vaccine made with live viruses is "very promising. . . . The thing that really makes sense as a vaccine for pandemic flu is a live vaccine."

Golfweek (September 9)
Division III Standout Sees the Light
The article profiles Stephen Goodridge '08, who is majoring in optics and who won the NCAA Division III Men's Championship last season and was named the Division III player of the year. (No Web link available.)

In Higher Education

Christian Science Monitor (September 13)
Backstory: College Life by the Numbers
"As colleges reopen, here's a statistical snapshot of life on campus—without any calculus thrown in."

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