August 7, 2007
Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 90°
Tomorrow: Chance of Storms, High 88°
- Spouses Awarded Prestigious Sloan, Pew Fellowships
- Vaccine Volunteers Needed
- Reminder: New Networking Group for Young Adults
- Event Highlight: Changing the Paradigm
- Rochester in the News: Tom Tucker on Sunday's Democratic Debate at Blogging Convention, Series of Essays on Nursing Shortages
- In Higher Ed: Wanted: Foreign Students
Spouses Awarded Prestigious Sloan, Pew Fellowships
The Medical Center boasts winners of two of the most prestigious awards available to young scientists—and the winners are from the same family. Edward Brown, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, and his spouse, Ania Majewska, assistant professor in the department of neurobiology and anatomy, has received an award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Vaccine Volunteers Needed
The University's HIV Vaccine Trials Unit is looking for healthy, HIV-negative adults between the ages of 18 to 50 who are willing to volunteer for local vaccine studies. Participants will be paid $750 on average. To learn more, visit www.vaccineunit.org or call 756-2329.
Reminder: New Networking Group for Young Adults
A new networking and employee training group for young adults (ages 18 to 40) is holding its second meeting from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Medical Center, Room 2-7539. For details, contact Shonda Ranson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2547.
Changing the Paradigm:
Part of the Summer in the City series. LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576), Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
Boston Globe (August 5)
"Democratic Rivals, Bloggers Meet on Real-World Turf"
Tom Tucker, assistant professor of math, comments on the attendance of seven of the eight leading Democratic presidential candidates for a debate at the August 4 YearlyKos Convention in Chicago. Tucker maintains a blog called rochesterturning.com.
Democrat and Chronicle (August 5)
"Reworking Rochester: Seeking Cures for Nurse Shortage"
Pat Chiverton, dean of the School of Nursing, and Pat Witzel, chief nursing officer at Strong Memorial Hospital, discuss ways to combat the nation's nursing shortage. Other related essays featured in the August 5 "Speaking Out" section include one by Sharon Martinez, director of Web services at the Medical Center, and another by nursing student Corey DeLong.
University Business (August Issue)
"Wanted: Foreign Students"
"The good news: Foreign enrollments at American universities are on the rise. The bad news: Competition for international students is fiercer than ever."
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