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@Rochester — Dec. 24, 2007


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Weekly During the Holidays: Look for the next issue of @Rochester on Monday, Dec. 31. We will resume our daily schedule on Monday, Jan. 7. Happy Holidays!

In Today's Issue

  • Time Cites Bird Flu Vaccine as Top Medical Development
  • University a National Leader in Technology Commercialization
  • Community Music School Students To Perform on NPR
  • Withers Named Associate Vice President of Marketing
  • Event Highlight: Going for Baroque
  • Rochester in the News: Ilan Goldenberg Links Gene Defect to Heart Attacks in Smokers, Optics Research Breakthrough
  • In Higher Ed: More Minority Students in Two-Year Colleges

News and Announcements

Time Cites Bird Flu Vaccine as Top Medical Development
Time Magazine cites the approval of a bird flu vaccine earlier this year as one of the top 10 medical development in 2007. Key testing of the vaccine, the first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent bird flu, was done by doctors and nurses at the Medical Center. Read more... 

University a National Leader in Technology Commercialization
Technologies developed at the University are among the most productive in the nation, according to a report by the Association of University Technology Managers. For the sixth year in a row, the University is among the top institutions in the nation in the amount royalty revenue it receives from its licensed technologies. (See related report in the Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more... 

Community Music School Students To Perform on NPR
Three young musicians who study at the Eastman Community Music School will be featured on an upcoming program of the National Public Radio series From the Top. Read more... 

Withers Named Associate Vice President of Marketing
The Medical Center has named marketing professional Karl Withers as associate vice president of marketing, a role he has served on an interim basis since May 2007. Read more... 

 

Events

Sunday, Dec. 23
Going for Baroque: Memorial Art Gallery. 1 and 3 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

UPI (December 20)
"Risk From Smoking Due to Genetics
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A study by Ilan Goldenberg, research assistant professor of cardiology, shows that smokers with a genetic defect, present in about 60 percent of the population, had their first heart attack eight to nine years earlier than nonsmokers. (Also reported by The Australian Australia, Earthtimes.org UK.)
Read more...

Scientific American (Dec. 20)
"A New Way to Help Networks Handle Ever-Heavier Data Loads
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The story highlights researchers from the Institute of Optics and Duke University who "successfully transferred encoded information from a laser beam to sound waves and back to light waves, a breakthrough that could speed development of faster optical communication networks."
Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 21)
"Minority Enrollment Is Up, Particularly at 2-Year Colleges, Report Says
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"More minority students are enrolling in college, and they're increasingly choosing two-year institutions, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office." Read more...

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