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@Rochester -- Feb. 6, 2007

snow showers

Tuesday's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High: 15°
Tomorrow: Light Snow, High: 19°

In Today's Issue

  • Jesse Jackson Talk: February 13
  • Reading by Percival Everett
  • Gala Wine Tasting
  • Event Highlight: The Idea of Black Culture
  • Rochester in the News: Schaefer on Cancer Treatment Discovery, Elder's Research Linking Pollution and Heart Problems, Autism Study
  • In Higher Ed: Cyberinfrastructure

News and Announcements

Talk by Rev. Jesse Jackson Rescheduled for Feb. 13
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, in Strong Auditorium. Jackson's talk was originally scheduled last month but was postponed because of a family medical emergency.

Noted Author Percival Everett Gives Reading for Plutzik Series
Award-winning author and poet Percival Everett will read from his works at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library as part of the Plutzik Reading Series.

Friends of Strong to Hold 16th Annual Gala Wine Tasting
More than 300 domestic and imported wines and champagnes will be on hand for tasting and sampling at the Friends of Strong 16th annual Gala Wine Tasting on Friday, February 16.

Event Highlight

February 7
The Idea of Black Culture: Hortense Spillers, literary critic and Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Interfaith Chapel, 5 p.m.

See for more events.

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (February 4)
Lab Disaster May Lead to New Cancer Drug
Katherine Schaefer, research assistant professor of medicine, discusses an accidental discovery that she and colleagues made that could lead to new treatments for cancer. (Also reported by Scientific American, Reuters, and others.)

Washington Post (February 5)
New Pollution Effects Observed
A round-up of science news highlights Medical Center research led by Alison Elder, research assistant professor of environmental medicine, suggesting a link between exposure to air pollution and a drop in heart rate.

Seattle Post Intelligencer (February 3)
'Autistic Diet' Getting a Closer Look
A report about autism cites a study at the Medical Center to test the effectiveness of a wheat- and dairy-free diet therapy for young children diagnosed with the disorder.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (January 5)
Cyberinfrastructure: the Second Revolution
"Arden L. Bement, director of the National Science Foundation, says cyberinfrastructure will be at the heart of the next IT revolution."

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