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@Rochester — Aug. 28, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 83°
Tomorrow: Storms, High 89°

In Today's Issue

  • Chiverton Plans to Step Down as Nursing Dean
  • Eastman Hosts Faculty Concerts
  • Wilson Commons Starbucks Opens
  • Honors for Men's and Women's Tennis
  • Event Highlight: Latino Professional Alliance General Meeting
  • Rochester in the News: Craig Jordan on Cancer Stem Cells, University Helps Design NASA Imaging Detector
  • In Higher Ed: Momentum for Gender Neutrality

News and Announcements

Chiverton Plans to Step Down as Dean of School of Nursing
Patricia Chiverton, dean and professor at the School of Nursing and vice president of Strong Health Nursing, will step down at the end of this academic year, Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk has announced. A search committee, chaired by Provost Ralph Kuncl, is being formed to choose her successor.   Read more...

Eastman Hosts Faculty Concerts
Eastman Faculty Artist Series Concerts, ranging from jazz to voice recitals and from solo piano to chamber music by Eastman composers, are scheduled for fall 2007 and spring 2008. Tickets are free for University ID holders, $10 for the public and are available one hour before concert time. All recitals are in Kilbourn Hall.   Read more...

Wilson Commons Starbucks Opens
Starbucks officially opens its doors today in Wilson Commons. Regular hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The new Starbucks replaces The Hive on the third level of Wilson Commons. A grand opening is coming Sept. 10.   

Academic Honors for Tennis Teams
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has selected Rochester's men's and women's tennis teams as recipients of its ITA All-Academic Award, and several student athletes received Scholar-Athlete Awards.   

Events

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Latino Professional Alliance General Meeting: Medical Center, Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555), noon to 1 p.m. This meeting is open to all University employees and retirees.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Science Magazine (August 24)
"Cancer's Perpetual Source?"
If stemlike cells found in cancers prove to be critical to tumor growth and maintenance, "the ramifications could be huge," says Craig Jordan, director of Translational Research for Hematologic Malignancies at the Wilmot Cancer Center and associate professor of medicine and biomedical genetics. "Therapies that target cancer stem cells may prove more effective than current cancer treatments."    Read more...

Astrobiology Magazine (August 24)
"Fixing the Photo Flash"
An imaging detector under development by Rochester Institute of Technology and the University promises to revolutionize future NASA planetary missions with technology that could withstand the harsh radiation of space. The research team won $592,000 from NASA to design, build, and test a detector that should be resilient against radiation damage.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 27, 2007)
"Momentum for Gender Neutrality"
"While only a small minority of colleges have added gender identity to their anti-bias policies or created gender-neutral dormitories or bathrooms, the movement to do so is growing, especially in the Northeast and among elite universities, according to a report being released today."   Read more...

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