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@Rochester -- Jan. 15, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Scientists Make Discover's Top 100
  • Use NetID for Interlibrary Loan
  • Winter Intramural Leagues
  • Events: Biology Seminar, Simon Info. Session
  • In the Headlines: Minehan Announces Retirement from Fed Post, Waldman on Kodak

News and Announcements

Celebrations Honor Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Three events at the Medical Center today pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the national day of observance for the late civil rights leader's birthday.

University Scientists Make Discover Magazine’s Top 100 List
Three University achievements have made Discover magazine’s Top 100 Science Stories of 2006: Stem cell research by Steven Goldman, professor of neurology; experiments to slow light by Robert Boyd, M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics; and the FDA approval of the vaccine for cervical cancer, an advance that grew from earlier work by University virologists Richard Reichman, William Bonnez, and Robert Rose.

Interlibrary Loan Requires NetID as Username and Password
Beginning today, Interlibrary Loan at Rush Rhees Library will require NetID as the username and password. This change is in keeping with the University’s goal of using NetID as a single sign-on for all central University services and networks.

Register for Winter Intramural Leagues
Registration for the 2007 Winter URMC Intramural Indoor Volleyball and Soccer Leagues are open. The season starts February 5, and registration is due January 24. Games will be held in the evenings at the Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center. Sign up as a team or as an individual. Membership is not required.

Events

January 15
Department of Biology Seminar: Xiaoyu Zhang, University of California. Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

January 17
Information Reception: M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization: Carol G. Simon Hall Lobby, Simon School, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

The New York Times (January 12)
Policy Maker at Boston Fed Plans to Retire
University trustee and alumna Cathy Minehan '68 announced Thursday that she is retiring this year from her post as president of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank. “I have decided that the time is right to move on in the interests of broadening and diversifying my career,” says Minehan. “I have no specific future plans beyond continuing my involvement in nonprofit activities, and will not consider any opportunities until my successor is in place.” (Also reported by the Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, Boston Business Journal, and other news outlets.)

Democrat and Chronicle (January 11)
Kodak Sells Health Unit for $2.6B
David Waldman, professor of imaging sciences, comments on Kodak's decision to sell its health group to Toronto investors. "This will give (the unit) the ability to invest like they need to do to become a major player with the technology."

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (January 12)
A Vote for Embryonic Stem Cell Research
"As expected, a large majority in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to lift restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. But with President Bush promising to veto the measure as he did last year, and with House leaders acknowledging that they lack the votes to override such a veto, the national outlook for the research remains unsettled."

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