University of Rochester

@Rochester — Aug. 24, 2007


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Partly Cloudy, High 92°
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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Announces Fall Concert Season
  • Cancer Stem Cell Scientists Get $1.7M to Develop New Leukemia Drugs
  • Security Software Installation Begins in September
  • Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for Saturday
  • Event Highlight: Research Rochester
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Weisman on the Mental Health Intervention Program ProjectLink
  • In Higher Ed: Business (School) Casual

News and Announcements

Eastman Announces Fall Concert Season
The Rochester community can enjoy world-class music by students, faculty, and guest artists at the Eastman School this fall. From classical to new music, from American jazz to world music, and with headliners like the Canadian Brass and Turtle Island String Quartet, the season is packed with performances.    Read more...

Cancer Stem Cell Scientists Get $1.7M to Develop New Leukemia Drugs
Cancer stem cell researchers at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center have received grants totaling $1.7 million to pursue the study of experimental therapies that target leukemia stem cells.   Read more...

Security Software Installation Begins in September
The Medical Center's Information Systems Division will begin implementing a new security measure to protect confidential data stored on laptop and desktop computers. Full disk encryption software will be installed on all Medical Center/Strong Health computers, beginning with Highland Hospital and other offices that support Highland operations in mid-September. The project is expected to take between eight to 12 months. A similar encryption roll-out managed by University Information Technology is expected to begin later this fall for non-Medical Center areas with confidential data.   Read more...

Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for Saturday
Individuals and teams are invited to participate in the sixth Friends of Strong Rochester River Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, August 25, at Genesee Valley Park. Pledges will benefit the Organ Transplant Program at Strong Memorial Hospital.   Read more...


August 24
Research Rochester: High school students explore the University. River Campus. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

PBS: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (August 22)
"Virginia Tech Case Reveals Flaws in Mental Health System (re-airing of July 2 episode)"
A report on the investigation into the Virginia Tech shootings and weaknesses in the screening and handling of mental illness highlights a 12-year-old intervention program headed by the University's Robert Weisman, associate professor of psychiatry. Called ProjectLink, the "mobile intensive care unit for the mentally ill" in Rochester has helped to reduce by half arrests and hospitalizations for its patients.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 22)
"Business (School) Casual"
"The College of Business at Illinois State University is taking the imperative to 'dress for success' literally. Starting this fall, students majoring in marketing or business teacher education will have to watch what they wear, donning business casual attire in class—or risk getting kicked out for the day."   Read more...

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