University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Feb. 22, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Snow, High: 36°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High: 23°

In Today's Issue

  • New Clues to the Cancer Puzzle
  • Simon Makes Fortune List
  • Entrepreneurial Educators
  • Musical World Premiere
  • February Issue of HR Intercom
  • Event Highlight: Archaeology Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: A Review of Gross's New Book, Glezen on Health Care Barriers for Lesbians and Bisexuals
  • In Higher Ed: Wikipedia Ban

News and Announcements

Scientists Uncover New Target in Cancer Mutation Puzzle
While investigating the two most frequent types of mutations in cancer, Rochester scientists discovered a possible new route to treatment that would take advantage of the mutations instead of trying to repair them. The research is reported online this week in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Simon Makes Fortune List of 'Best Schools for Getting Hired'
The Simon School is ranked 22nd among the 50 Best Business Schools for Getting Hired in a new survey by Fortune magazine and QS, a leading career network.

Entrepreneurial Educators to Speak at Warner
Ralph Spezio, a retired principal from the Rochester City School District, and Patricia Chiverton, dean of School of Nursing, will discuss “The Entrepreneurial Educator: Adding Value to Our Community” on February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Both entrepreneurs will share how they have transformed their schools to benefit students and the community.

Pianist Snyder Performs World Premiere in Eastman Theatre
Barry Snyder, professor of piano, will perform in the world premiere of A Shifting Trek, a piano concerto by Eastman professor emeritus Sydney Hodkinson, on Sunday, February 25, at 3 p.m. in Eastman Theatre. The new work was commissioned by the Eastman School’s Hanson Institute for American Music.

February Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources.

Event Highlight

February 22
Archaeology Lecture: "High Tech and High Stakes." Memorial Art Gallery, 7:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

New York Sun (February 21)
Curb Your Anti-Semitism
Shylock Is Shakespeare, a new book by Kenneth Gross, professor of English, is reviewed.

Democrat and Chronicle (February 21)
Quick Takes on Health: Barriers in Cancer Care
"There are some data to suggest that lesbian and bisexual women, as a group, may have a higher rate of obesity, alcohol use, and smoking," says Sharon Glezen, assistant professor of medicine and clinical chief of University Health Service, in a report about barriers to breast cancer care.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (February 21)
A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia as a Research Source
"Middlebury College has jumped into a growing debate within journalism, the law and academia over what respect, if any, to give Wikipedia articles."

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