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@Rochester — June 21, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny with Storms, High 76°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 72°

In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Target Cancer with Common Virus
  • Center For Oral Biology Wins Major Training Grant Renewal
  • Beach Reading in Rush Rhees
  • Radiothon Airs June 21 to 24
  • Event Highlight: Art at 11 Lecture
  • Rochester in the News: Clifford Smith on Equity Firm Buyouts and CEO Turnover
  • In Higher Ed: Colleges Say 'No' to U.S. News Rankings

News and Announcements

Researchers Pit Novel Version of Common Virus Against Cancer
With nearly $1 million in government funding, University scientists are testing a new innovation in biotherapy by altering a common childhood respiratory virus, the adenovirus, to destroy cancer cells.   Read more...

Center For Oral Biology Wins Major Training Grant Renewal
The Center for Oral Biology has been awarded $4 million to expand its renowned training program for oral biologists and dentist-scientists. New cross-disciplinary training programs will focus on the basic mechanisms that underlie oral diseases to help students prepare for careers within academia, government, and industry.   Read more...

Beach Reading in Rush Rhees
The Rush Rhees Popular Reading Collection is featuring beach reading. Stop by and browse for a good romance, mystery, or comedy. Looking for something in particular? Visit the Popular Reading page.  

'The Drive for Miracles' Radiothon Airs June 21 to 24
The 8th annual Drive for Miracles radiothon is set to air on 100.5 The Drive, Thursday through Sunday, June 21 to 24. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong.   Read more...


June 21
Art at 11 Lecture: Memorial Art Gallery. 11 a.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Christian Science Monitor (June 20)
"CEOs Under Fire to Perform--or Else"
Clifford Smith, Louise and Henry Epstein Professor of Business Administration and professor of finance at the Simon School, comments on the high rate of CEO turnover in 2006 and the threat many companies face of buyout by private equity firms.   Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (June 19)
"Some Colleges to Drop Out of U.S. News Rankings"
"The presidents of dozens of liberal arts colleges have decided to stop participating in the annual college rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The decision was announced Tuesday at the end of an annual meeting of the Annapolis Group, a loose association of liberal arts colleges."   Read more...

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