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@Rochester -- Feb. 16, 2007

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Mostly Cloudy, High: 24°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High: 26°

In Today's Issue

  • Breakthrough: Super-Thin Filter
  • Dewhurst Named Basic Research Dean
  • Refunds for Jerry Greenfield Tickets
  • Entrepreneurship Week
  • Health Insurance Forum
  • Tooth Replacement
  • Event Highlight: Club Rochester
  • Rochester in the News: Fenno's Paradox, Orloff and O'Hearn on Kidney Transplant
  • In Higher Ed: Budget for Science Education

News and Announcements

Super-Thin Filter, 50 Atoms Thick, Sorts Individual Molecules
A newly designed porous membrane, so thin it's invisible edge-on, may revolutionize the way doctors and scientists manipulate objects as small as a molecule. Details on the membrane, developed at the University, appear in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. (See a related report in the Democrat and Chronicle.)

Basic Research Dean Named at School of Medicine and Dentistry
Stephen Dewhurst, Dean’s Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named senior associate dean for basic research at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. As the senior associate dean, Dewhurst will focus on fostering a research environment that drives scientific breakthroughs, supports multidisciplinary collaboration, and translates basic science into new treatments for major diseases.

Greenfield Talk Cancelled, Refunds Available
Thursday's talk by Jerry Greenfield, cofounder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, was cancelled due to weather-related travel delays. Tickets can be returned from February 20 to 26 to the Common Connection in Wilson Commons for a cash refund.

University Celebrates 'Entrepreneurship Week USA'
A series of events taking place in the coming weeks at the University and in the local community will focus attention on entrepreneurship and mark Entrepreneurship Week USA, a national awareness initiative that includes more than 700 sponsoring organizations.

Will New York Follow Other States' Leads with Health Insurance Changes?
Issues and options related to the present system of health insurance will be explored during a wide-ranging forum at the University on Saturday, March 3. A panel of experts representing medical, economic, and government perspectives will give talks during the program, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons.

'Always Better' Series Tackles Tooth Replacement Options
A free workshop exploring new dental implant options for patients who are among the 30 million Americans that have lost their teeth will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at the Hahnemann Club at The Highlands at Pittsford, 100 Hahnemann Trail.

Event Highlight

February 16
Club Rochester: Kickoff to National Engineers Week. Meliora, Salon D, 4 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

The Weekly Standard (February 15)
A Pelosi Bounce?
The article about the Democratic-led Congress mentions "Fenno's Paradox," a tendency for voters to disapprove of Congress while simultaneously supporting incumbents. the seemingly contradictory pattern was first documented by Richard Fenno, professor emeritus of political science.

Democrat and Chronicle (February 14)
Diverse Couple Share Love—and Kidney
Mark Orloff, professor of surgery, and Amanda O'Hearn, assistant professor of psychiatry, discuss the successful outcome of a kidney transplant operation between Peter and Angela Hauser, a local married couple.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (February 15)
Lawmakers Query Bush Budget for Science Education
"Wednesday’s session before the House Committee on Science and Technology left little doubt that lawmakers aren’t really pleased with the Bush administration’s 2008 approach to science."

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