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@Rochester — April 2, 2007

Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 60°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 64°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center to Announce Major Grant for Flu and Bird Flu Research Center
  • Administrative Changes in the College
  • Rochester Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
  • Cardiologists Take Questions on Heart Disease
  • Register Now for Soccer Camps
  • Event Highlight: Financial Health and Using Credit
  • Rochester in the News: Simon School's EMBA Program, New Clinical and Translational Sciences Initiative
  • In Higher Ed: MLA Comments on Spellings Commission Report

News and Announcements

Medical Center to Announce Major Grant for New Flu and Bird Flu Research Center
A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning to announce that a Medical Center research team has been awarded tens of millions of dollars to establish a research center with the goal of making future influenza pandemics less deadly. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the briefing, to be held in the Sarah Flaum Atrium in the Kornberg Medical Research Building. Detailed information on the announcement will be distributed through a special edition of @Rochester shortly after the press conference.   

Dean Lennie Outlines Administrative Changes in the College
Peter Lennie, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, recently announced changes to the College administration, highlighting new appointments and describing the rationale behind the restructuring. Among the changes is the appointment of a new dean of arts and sciences as a counterpart to the dean of engineering and applied sciences. Lennie also announced that he will split the current post of dean of research and graduate studies into two positions to allow effective management of technology transfer and information technology along with the simultaneous growth of graduate programs.   Read more...

Rochester Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Michael Potere '07 has been named a 2007-08 Fulbright Scholar and is the University's first scholar to teach in Malaysia. Potere will spend the academic year, which runs from November 2007 to May 2008, teaching conversational English in rural Terengganu Province, an area with a strong cultural and religious heritage.    Read more...

Cardiologists Take Your Questions on Heart Disease
On Tuesday, April 3, at 9 p.m., WXXI-TV will host a live call-in show on heart health. The 60-minute program, "Heart Health: A Second Opinion Special," will cover heart health and heart disease. Immediately following the episode, several cardiologists from the Strong Heart and Vascular Center will be in the studio to discuss new studies relating to heart health, medications, stents, and surgery. They also will answer questions from viewers live on the air and offer a list of helpful Web sites and phone numbers.    Read more...

Registration Opens for Boys, Girls Soccer Camps
The University Soccer Camp, now in its 25th year, is accepting registrations for this summer. The dates are July 5 to 8 for the boys residential camp, July 20 to 22 for the girls residential camp, and July 30 to August 3 and August 6 to 10 for the boys and girls day camps. For more information and an application, contact or , or visit   


April 3
Financial Health Bites Seminar: Using Credit: RSVP to (585) 295-5166. K307 (3-6408), Medical Center. 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

BusinessWeek (April 9)
"Meet The Big Commuters On Campus"
The report highlights recent changes to the Simon School's E.M.B.A. program to make it more flexible for working students as an example of similar trends among business schools nationwide.   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 30)
"Reworking Rochester: UR Plan Means Jobs"
An editorial highlights the potential economic impact of the Medical Center's plans for expansion in clinical and translational sciences, including construction of a new, four-story research building and the hiring of new clinical and research faculty. (See the related Medical Center news release.)   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 30)
"MLA Criticizes Spellings Commission's Neglect of Humanities and Stress on Testing"
"The Modern Language Association's Executive Council issued [Friday] a mixed response to the report released last summer by the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, convened by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings."   Read more...

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