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@Rochester -- Sept. 22, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Stem Cell Research Program
  • Meliora Weekend 2006
  • Simon Moves up in Wall Street Journal Ranking
  • East Drive Closures
  • Director's U.S. Premiere
  • Events: Celeste Memorial Lecture, Musica Nova, Gandhi's Grandson
  • In the Headlines: Morris, Kaczorowski

News and Announcements

Wilmot Launches Cancer Stem Cell Research Program
The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is creating a Cancer Stem Cell Research Program, one of only three such programs in the United States.

Future of Freedom, Energy Dependence Top Meliora Weekend Program
Experts on some of America's most pressing issues—sustaining the Earth, dealing with social change, protecting the First Amendment—will participate in the University's sixth Meliora Weekend on October 6 to 8.

Simon School Rises in Wall Street Journal Ranking
The Simon School is 6th on the regional list of 51 of the nation's top business schools in an annual survey published in the September 20th issue of Wall Street Journal, up from 17th last year.

Temporary East Drive Closures Announced
The south end of East Drive by Crittenden Boulevard will be closed on the following dates in order to install chilled water pipes and other lines: Friday, September 22, to Monday, September 25; Friday, September 29, to Monday, October 2; and Friday, October 13, to Monday, October 16. The shutdowns will start at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and end at 5:30 a.m. on Mondays. The parking garage will still be accessible for entering and exiting onto East Drive, and traffic will be directed to Elmwood Avenue. All work is weather dependant.

Critically Acclaimed German Director's Film Receives U.S. Premiere
World-renowned German director Egon Günther will show and discuss his film Stone for its first screening in the United States at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, in Dewey Hall.


September 22
The Reni Celeste Memorial Alumni Lecture: Tina Takemoto from California College of the Arts presents "Mourning, Malady, Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha" at 4 p.m. in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. Sponsored by the Program in Visual and Cultural Studies.

September 25
Eastman School's Musica Nova performs. Todd Reynolds and Lauren Radnofsky, guest directors. Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

September 26
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, discusses "Terrorism and Nonviolence—Choices for the Future" at 7 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel. His talk will be the first in a year-long series of talks by leading commentators on law and the war on terror.

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

Rochester in the News

Syracuse Post-Standard (September 21)
Quadraphonic: Hundreds of Musicians, Singers Will Fill SU's Quad for a 90-Minute Concert
Composer Robert Morris, professor of composition at the Eastman School, discusses the upcoming premiere of his work "Sound/Path/Field." The piece was commissioned by the Society for New Music with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

WHAM TV, ABC (September 20)
Program Offers Help to New Moms
“It is hard work being a parent, especially hard for parents who lack resources or haven't had good parenting themselves,” says Jeff Kaczorowski, associate professor of general pediatrics and director of the Children’s Agenda, about a program that offers assistance to low-income, first-time mothers.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (September 21)
House Panel Backs NIH Extension
"A House of Representatives committee overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday that would extend the National Institutes of Health’s authority to operate for three years—but not after rejecting along party lines several Democratic attempts to increase the legislation’s commitment to providing funds for the biomedical research agency."

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