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@Rochester — April 16, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Special Announcement: Services for Professor’s Son
  • Senior Advancement Professional Recruited
  • Genetics Day
  • Scientists Honored for Vaccine Work
  • Conference Examines Religion's Effects
  • Event Highlight: Writing as a Career
  • Rochester in the News: Frank on Early Solar System
  • In Higher Ed: Private Colleges Benefit from Tax Law

Special Announcement

Services Set for Professor’s Son
Visiting hours to remember Jeff Milano-Johnson, the son of political science professor Jim Johnson, will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Church of the Transfiguration, 50 W. Bloomfield Rd., Pittsford. Jeff, a freshman at Pittsford Sutherland High School, died Thursday from an injury he received in a pregame warmup before a lacrosse game. The funeral will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Church of the Transfiguration. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeff Milano-Johnson Memorial Fund, Pittsford Community Lacrosse Association, c/o JP Morgan Chase Bank, 13 State Street, Pittsford, N.Y. 14534.


Senior Advancement Professional Recruited
The University has named R. Glen Smiley, a renowned leader in health care and academic medicine advancement, to spearhead advancement efforts at the Medical Center. Smiley will begin serving as associate vice president for advancement on May 1.   Read more...

Genetics Day at the Medical Center
C. David Allis of Rockefeller University will present "Beyond the Double Helix: Reading and Writing the 'Histone Code'" and Martin A. Gorovsky, Rush Rhees Professor of Biology, will present "An RNAi-like Mechanism Directs Programmed DNA Elimination in Tetrahymena" at the Genetics Day event on Friday, April 20, at the Medical Center. Genetics Day is sponsored by the University Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies. The event is free. For more details, call x3-1447.    Read more...

Scientists Will Be Honored for Cancer Prevention Vaccine Work
Medical Center scientists Richard Reichman, William Bonnez, and Robert Rose will receive Wilmot's Inspiration Award for their roles in the development of a vaccine to combat HPV and prevent cervical cancer during the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center's eighth annual Discovery Ball on Saturday, April 28, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.   Read more...

Conference Examines Effects of Religion's Public Profile in the World
A conference on April 20 at the University will explore how Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, Islam, and Hinduism have crossed the boundaries between religion and the social and hard sciences. The conference is free and open to the public.   Read more...


April 16
Writing as a Career: "The Writing and Publishing Processes." Susan B. Anthony Hall, Friel Lounge. Starts at 6:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

USA Today (April 12)
"In the Early Solar System, 'Santa' Had a Blast"
"Astronomer Adam Frank of the University of Rochester (N.Y.) notes that collisions between planets are being inferred from evidence around other stars as well. In 2005, NASA's Spitzer space telescope spotted the remains of a collision between Pluto-sized planets in the dust disk surrounding the star Vega, about 25 light-years away (one light year is about 5.9 trillion miles). So, figuring out how collisions occurred in our own solar system can also tell us how planets form (and deform) around other stars as well."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 13)
"Private Colleges Have Received $70 Million in Gifts From IRA's Under New Tax Law, Survey Finds"
"In the first five months of a temporary new law that allows older people to donate money from their individual retirement accounts to charities free of income taxes, private colleges received more than $70 million in such gifts, a new survey shows."   Read more...

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