July 11, 2007
Today's Forecast: Chance of Storms, 80°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, 80°
- Rochester a Mecca for Fighting Rare Childhood Disease
- Researcher to Receive Award for Bridging Old Technology with New
- Event Highlight: Quartsemble
- Rochester in the News: O'Donnell Elected to Hall of Fame
- In Higher Ed: Graduate Students Allowed to Unionize
Rochester a Mecca for Fighting Rare Childhood Disease
Beginning Thursday, July 12, children with Batten disease—a rare syndrome that steals sight and cripples cognitive and motor capacities;will journey to Rochester's Hyatt Regency Hotel for two of the biggest meetings in the Batten community.
Researcher to Receive Award for Bridging Old Technology with New
The fourth annual WNY Flow Users Group Meeting at the Medical Center Wednesday, July 11, adds a new feature this year—an award named for retired pathologist, Leon Wheeless, whose work at the University in the 1970s helped lead to the development of the high-tech (imaging) flow cytometer, which is currently opening many new doors in research today at the University and around the world.
Eastman, Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
in the News
USA Today (July 9)
"CoSIDA Announces Hall of Fame Class"
"The College Sports Information Directors of America, the media relations personnel for schools and conferences, announced its latest Hall of Fame class: Rod Commons of Washington State, Dennis O'Donnell of Rochester and Tam Flarup of Wisconsin."
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 10)
"Unions for Graduate Students Are Allowed in Cases Involving Foundations Attached to Public Universities"
"Graduate students who work at private, nonprofit research foundations attached to public universities have the right to unionize, according to a recent pair of decisions by the National Labor Relations Board."
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