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@Rochester — Dec. 4, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Senior Wins Marshall Scholarship
  • Ashok Shah Earns National Gastroenterology Award
  • Screening: Death of a President
  • River Campus Holiday Social
  • Free Lunchtime Session on Feng Shui
  • Event Highlight: Talk on Providing Education and Health
  • Rochester in the News: Michael King on Stem Cell Purification
  • In Higher Ed: NIH May Revamp Grant Process

News and Announcements

Rachel KincaidRochester Senior Wins Marshall Scholarship
Rachel Kincaid, a 21-year-old trumpet player and composer at the Eastman School, has been awarded a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue two advanced degrees in the United Kingdom. Kincaid plans to use her music to move people to confront social ills, such as poverty and war. Read more... 

Ashok Shah Earns National Gastroenterology Award
Ashok Shah, professor of medicine in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, has been awarded a prestigious mastership by the American College of Gastroenterology. Read more... 

Screening: Death of a President
As part of the Humanities Project series Anticipating the 2008 Election, the film Death of a President (2006) will be shown at 7 p.m. in Morey Hall. One of the most controversial films of last year, the fictional documentary explores the reduction of civil liberties, sensationalism, and racial profiling that follows the assassination of President George Bush. Read more... 

River Campus Holiday Social
Faculty and staff are invited to the River Campus Holiday Social on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the May Room of Wilson Commons. Shuttle service to the social will run from 2 to 5 p.m. with initial pick-up at the Towne House (ITS area) and additional stops at Goler, E. River Road, and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

Free Lunchtime Session on Feng Shui
Louise Ong-Lee will offer a look into the art of Chinese Feng Shui from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 11, as part of the Health Bites Series, sponsored by the Strong Employee Assistance Program. The talk at Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307), is free. Preregistration is required. Read more... 


Dec. 4
"Providing Basic Education and Health for All."45th Annual Gilbert Memorial Lecture by Harvard Economist Michael Kremer. Gleason Hall 318/418. 4 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Reuters (Nov. 29)
"CellTraffix Technology Separates Adult Stem Cells From Bone Marrow
Michael King, associate professor of biomedical engineering and chemical engineering, discusses his research into a new technique that isolates and collects adult stem cells from human bone marrow much more effectively than traditional centrifugation.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 3)
"NIH Casts Critical Eye on How It Gives Grants
The National Institutes of Health's comprehensive analysis of its grant-making processes may introduce changes making it easier for younger researchers and bolder research proposals to receive funding. NIH is the country's single largest source of money for academic research.  Read more...

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