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@Rochester -- Feb. 5, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Moore to Direct Entrepreneurial Efforts
  • New Clues about Cancer
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Simon Scholarships
  • Event Highlight: Cinema Group Double Feature
  • Rochester in the News: Basketball Player Muller, Federoff on Mad Cow Disease
  • In Higher Ed: Michigan and Affirmative Action

News and Announcements

Vice Provost Directs Entrepreneurial Efforts at University
Duncan T. Moore has been appointed vice provost for entrepreneurship in recognition of his scholarship and research, personal achievements as an entrepreneur, and abilities to advance the University's entrepreneurial initiatives.

Gut Research Yields New Cancer Approach
Medical Center researchers believe they have discovered by chance a new way to fight colorectal cancer and, potentially, cancers of the esophagus, liver, and skin.

‘Always Better’ Series Tackles Lower Back Pain
A free workshop exploring the causes, treatment, and prevention of lower back pain will be held on Monday, February 12, at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Simon School and Greater Rochester Enterprise Offer More Scholarships for Local Executives
The Simon School is again partnering with Greater Rochester Enterprise to offer scholarships to 15 dynamic managers at small- to mid-size local firms and nonprofit organizations wishing to pursue an Executive M.B.A. degree.

Event Highlight

February 5
Cinema Group Double Feature: Banquet and 2 Become 1. Hoyt Hall, 7 p.m.

See for more events.

Rochester in the News

Newsday (February 2)
Mullers Driven to Support Daughter
The article spotlights Rochester basketball player Danielle Muller '07 and her parents who often make the 374-mile trip from South Huntington to see Muller play in home games. "They have only missed two games out of 18 this season and only about 10 since my freshman year," says Muller.

New Scientist (January 31)
Protein Blocking Reverses 'Mad Cow Disease' in Mice
“It actually suggests that there may be a window of time in which one could intervene [with treatment]," says Howard Federoff, professor of neurology, medicine, microbiology and immunology, about new research findings that indicated blocking the production of certain proteins could restore brain function for mice infected with a form of "mad cow disease."

In Higher Education

The New York Times (February 2)
Michigan: Affirmative Action Suit Settled
"A lawsuit that prompted a 2003 Supreme Court decision over affirmative action admissions policies at the University of Michigan has been settled, concluding a nearly decade-long battle."

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