April 18, 2007
Today's Forecast: Cloudy, High 43°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 49°
- Candlelight Service for Victims of Virginia Tech Tragedy
- Bird Flu Vaccine Approved
- Graduate Student Earns Fulbright Scholarship
- American Impact in the Middle East
- Physics Professor Serves on National Consortium
- Skin Cancer Screening May 12
- Event Highlight: Highlights from the Women in Music Festival
- Rochester in the News: Michael Perlis on Insomnia Research,
- In Higher Ed: Campus Safety and Crisis Planning
Candlelight Service for Victims of Virginia Tech Tragedy
A Candlelight Service will be held for the Virginia Tech victims and community on Wednesday, April 18, at 11 p.m. at the Interfaith Chapel. A candle will be lit daily through Monday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel to remember the victims and a Remembrance Book is available to all who would like to sign.
Nation's First Vaccine Against Bird Flu Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday announced the approval of the first vaccine designed to prevent bird flu in the nation's history. Much of the testing of the vaccine was done at the Medical Center and involved Rochester-area residents. (In a recent Q&A, Associate Professor David Topham discusses flu vaccine research and creation of the New York Influenza Center of Excellence at the Medical Center.)
Graduate Student Earns Fulbright Scholarship
Graduate student and alumna Jill Thorson has been named a 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar to Spain.
Scholar Discusses American Impact in the Middle East
Juan Cole, a professor at the University of Michigan, will discuss "Islamic Politics and the American Impact in the Middle East" on Friday, April 20, in the Interfaith Chapel.
Physics Professor Serves on National Consortium
Lynne Orr, professor of physics, is a principal investigator for the LHC Theory Initiative, a U.S.-based consortium of theoretical physicists that aims to cultivate new young talent in anticipation of the opening of the Large Hadron Collider later this year.
Skin Cancer Screening May 12 at Strong Memorial Hospital
A free skin cancer detection clinic will be held at Strong Memorial Hospital's dermatology outpatient area from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.
Highlights from the Women in Music Festival:
Interfaith Chapel. 8 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
Forbes (April 16)
"Insomnia Hits 'Night Owls' Harder"
"To me this study underscores the urgent need for researchers to take more seriously the kinds of insomnia that people present with," says Associate Professor Michael Perlis, director of the University Sleep Research Laboratory, about new research on insomnia and sleep patterns.
Chronicle of Higher Education (April 17)
"Colleges' Safety and Risk-Management Experts Begin Looking for Lessons in Virginia Tech Shootings"
"Administrators at colleges around the country closely followed news of the deadly shootings at Virginia Tech on Monday, and campus officials responsible for safety, crisis planning, and risk management began weighing the lessons of the tragedy."
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