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@Rochester — April 10, 2007

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Flurries, High 37°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 43°

In Today's Issue

  • Poet and Professor Longenbach Reads from His New Collection
  • Medical Center Conference Focuses on Domestic Violence
  • Event Highlight: “Creating Economic Value from Research Knowledge”
  • Rochester in the News: Caroline Hall on HPV Vaccine, President Seligman on New Stem Cell Fund
  • In Higher Ed: Battle Over No Child Left Behind Law

News and Announcements

James Longenbach, Poet and Professor, Gives Reading of New Work
James Longenbach will read from his new book of poems, Draft of a Letter, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Welles-Brown Room as part of the Plutzik Reading Series.   Read more...

Conference at Medical Center Will Focus on Domestic Violence
Domestic violence and ways to prevent it will be the subject of a conference at the Medical Center April 17 and April 18 that will bring together researchers and care providers.   Read more...


April 10
Montroll Lecture: Charles Duke, research professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, presents, “Creating Economic Value from Research Knowledge—The Global Economy of the 21st Century: Nature and Consequences,” Bausch & Lomb Hall 106, 3:30 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (April 8)
"The HPV Debate Needs an Injection of Reality"
A guest opinion on whether the HPV vaccine should be added to the list of mandatory vaccinations for children quotes Caroline Hall, professor of pediatrics and medicine at Rochester who was an early advocate for mandatory vaccinations against Hepatitis B. “Those who are well-informed with good families, parents involved with their children, will go ahead,” Hall says of the new vaccine. “Those who are not as well informed or involved in the care of their children will not get the vaccine.”    Read more...

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 13)
"New York State Approves $600 Million for Stem-Cell Research"
A story on a new $600 million New York State fund to provide support for stem cell research includes comments from President Seligman. The bill to create an Empire State Stem Cell Trust Fund was part of the budget approved this spring by lawmakers. The new measure sends “a very fundamental message from state government,” Seligman says, noting that the money “will provide the institutional glue to keep great scientists in the State of New York.”   Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 7)
"Battle Grows Over Renewing Landmark Education Law"
“When President Bush and Democratic leaders put together the bipartisan coalition behind the federal No Child Left Behind Act, they managed to sidestep, override or flat out ignore decades of sentiment that education is fundamentally a prerogative of state and local government. Now, as the president and the same Democrats push to renew the landmark law, which has reshaped the face of American education with its mandates for annual testing, discontent with it in many states is threatening to undermine the effort in both parties.”   Read more...

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