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- Honoring Martin
Luther King Jr.
- Scientists Make
Discover's Top 100
- Use NetID for
- Winter Intramural
Biology Seminar, Simon Info. Session
- In the Headlines:
Minehan Announces Retirement from Fed Post, Waldman on Kodak
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.
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.
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.
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.
Department of Biology Seminar: Xiaoyu Zhang, University of California.
Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.
Information Reception: M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization:
Carol G. Simon Hall Lobby, Simon School, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
The New York
Times (January 12)
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
Business Journal, and other news outlets.)
and Chronicle (January 11)
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."
Ed (January 12)
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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