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@Rochester -- Jan. 25, 2007

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Thursday's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High: 17°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High: 19°

In Today's Issue

  • Message from the President
  • Postponed: Jesse Jackson Address
  • Dalecki to Lead Ultrasound Center
  • Eastman Mosaic Series
  • Alzheimer's Research
  • Event Highlight: Civil Rights Struggle in the African Imagination
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball and Swimming at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Caine on Suicide, Plosser on Inflation
  • In Higher Ed: Sustainability and Endowments

News and Announcements

President's Message Highlights Recent Milestones
In a letter to the University community, President Seligman marks the halfway point of 2006-2007. "I want to highlight some of the milestones of what has been an impressive year."

Jesse Jackson's Friday Address Postponed
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address scheduled for Friday, January 26, has been postponed due to a family emergency. The talk, featuring the Rev. Jesse Jackson, will be rescheduled. Updates will be announced as details become available.

Dalecki to Direct Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound
Diane Dalecki, associate professor of biomedical engineering and an expert on the interaction between ultrasound and biological systems, has been appointed the new director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound.

Kronos Quartet Sets the Tone for Eastman’s New ‘Mosaic Series’
In an age of growing eclecticism, classical music artists today are stretching beyond their traditional boundaries and embracing music from increasingly diverse sources. In this spirit, the Eastman School celebrates some of today’s most versatile and innovative musicians with a unique new concert series, Eastman Mosaic.

A Century Later, New Research Brings Initial Find of Alois Alzheimer to Fore Once Again
The two dominant proteins that determine how much blood flows through the body’s arteries have been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, according to new Medical Center research. The findings hark back to what German physician Alois Alzheimer noted when he first recognized the disease 100 years ago.

Event Highlight

January 25
The Civil Rights Struggle in the African Imagination: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 3 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Basketball: The men's and women's teams play two upcoming games at home, hosting Case Western Reserve University on Friday and Emory University on Sunday.

Swimming: Also on Sunday, the men's and women's teams host a swimming and diving invitational.

Rochester in the News

Scientific American (January 23)
First-Ever Mass Screening for Mental Illness in Teens Inspires Controversy
Eric Caine, codirector of the University Center for the Study of Prevention of Suicide and the John Romano Professor of Psychiatry, discusses the prevalence of mental illnesses worldwide in an article about teen suicide.

Philadelphia Inquirer (January 24)
The Economy: Inflation Nags at Phila. Fed Chief
Charles Plosser, former Simon School dean and current president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, addresses his concerns about current inflation levels.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (January 22)
A Sustainability Report Card
"The Sustainable Endowments Institute, a two-year-old group that studies university investment policies, has kept tabs on the slew of green initiatives and whether colleges invest in green-friendly ways. In its College Sustainability Report Card being released [Thursday], many of the nation’s top colleges receive high marks for their campus greening practices. But many of those same colleges receive much lower grades in categories that measure green investment decisions and willingness to share information about how they use their endowment money."

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