University of Rochester

@Rochester — April 30, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High 63°
Tomorrow: Thunderstorms, High 58°

In Today's Issue

  • $5M Gift to Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Resources for Dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Individuals
  • MetLife Auto and Home Sessions
  • Chase Corporate Challenge
  • Event Highlight: Afro Expressions Annual Show
  • Rochester in the News: Ganesh Palapattu on Blood Test for Prostate Cancer, Profile of Eastman School Student Rick Williams
  • In Higher Ed: Improving Graduate Education

News and Announcements

Alum's $5M Gift to Wilmot Cancer Center Will Expand Cancer Research
School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus and former chairman and CEO of Aetna John Wallis (Jack) Rowe has donated $5 million to support the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center's comprehensive campaign to expand cancer care and research.   Read more...

Resources for Dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Individuals
Provost Chuck Phelps and Senior Vice President for Administration Ron Paprocki offer advice about what to do and where to get help if someone on campus or in the workplace appears to be emotionally disturbed.   Read more...

MetLife Auto and Home Sessions
Local MetLife Auto and Home consultant Keith Christiansen will be available for one-on-one sessions about the voluntary benefit program on April 30 and May 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the House of Six Nations Cafeteria at the Medical Center. He'll also be available on May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridge Lounge in Wilson Commons.   Read more...

Register Now for Chase Corporate Challenge
Register by May 11 to join the University team competing in the Chase Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile event for walkers and runners that will be held at RIT on May 31. Register online under "University of Rochester." (To qualify, registrants must have been employed by the University for at least three months and work a minimum of 25 hours a week.) For more details, contact team captain Heather Van Orden at 275-2706.   


April 30
Afro Expressions Annual Show: May Room, Wilson Commons. 7:30 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

CBS News (April 26)
"New Blood Test For Prostate Cancer"
Ganesh Palapattu, assistant professor of urology, comments on a new experimental blood test for prostate cancer, saying it is a big step toward the "Holy Grail of prostate cancer detection: not so much identifying men with prostate cancer, but identifying men with prostate cancer who have aggressive disease."    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (April 27)
"Versatile Percussionist Has His Own Beat"
Eastman School percussionist Rick Williams '08 is profiled. He is this year's winner of the Links Incorporated award for artistic excellence.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 27)
"Improving Graduate Education"
"Panelists discuss a Council of Graduate Schools report on lost ground and how to boost competitiveness in teaching and research."   Read more...

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