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@Rochester -- Feb. 2, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Black History Month
  • Simon Recognized for Executive Training
  • Award Funds Brain Imaging Research
  • Katz Named Senior Director of George Eastman Society
  • Annual Technology Showcase
  • Event Highlight: Step Show
  • Rochester in the News: Teen's Laser Lab Project Makes Intel Finals, Review of Alumna's Book Medical Apartheid
  • In Higher Ed: Race and Enrollment

News and Announcements

Celebrations Honor Black History Month
View a schedule of events planned in honor of Black History Month.

Simon School Ranked Among Top 15 Business Schools For Executives in Training by Black Enterprise Magazine
The Simon School is among the top 15 U.S. business schools for executives in training according to the February issue of Black Enterprise magazine.

Dana Award Supports New Research in Brain Imaging
Karl A. Kasischke, research assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Dana Foundation to continue developing a new type of imaging system that gives scientists unprecedented knowledge of how the brain is working.

Harvard Fundraiser to Lead the University's New George Eastman Society
Former Harvard University fundraiser Stephanie Katz has been named senior director of the University's newly established George Eastman Society, according to Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer James D. Thompson.

Center for Electronic Imaging Systems' Annual University Technology Showcase
The Center for Electronic Imaging Systems will sponsor its annual University Technology Showcase on Wednesday, February 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

Event Highlight

February 3
Black Students' Union Step Show: Tickets required. Strong Auditorium, 3 p.m.

See www.rochester.edu/calendar for more events.

Rochester in the News

The New York Times (January 23)
Books: White Doctors, Black Subjects: Abuse Disguised as Research
Medical Apartheid, a new book by Harriet Washington '76, is reviewed. The book details the history of medical experimentation involving African Americans, including the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study. (Subscription required.)

Democrat and Chronicle (February 1)
Teen among Science Whizzes
Rui Wang, a senior at Fairport High School, has been named one of 40 finalists in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search for a research project carried out last summer at the University's Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (February 2)
At Selective Colleges, More Than a Quarter of Black Students Are Immigrants, Study Finds
"More than a quarter of the black students enrolled at selective American colleges and universities are immigrants or the children of immigrants, according to a new paper by sociologists at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. The finding suggests that native-born African-American students are even more underrepresented at selective colleges than is commonly understood."

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