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@Rochester — March 13, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 58°
Tomorrow: Rain, High 44°

In Today's Issue

  • $20M for AIDS Research
  • United Way Campaign
  • Expert in Baroque Keyboard Repertoire Performs
  • All-American Honors for Junior
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on Corporate Regulation, Jonathan Burdick on Merit Aid
  • In Higher Ed: Access to Presidential Records

News and Announcements

$20 Million Boosts AIDS Treatment, Vaccine Research in Rochester
The Medical Center will continue to play a leading role in the nation's effort fighting AIDS, with more than $20 million to be directed to Rochester doctors and researchers who are working on new treatments for the disease and on finding a vaccine to prevent it altogether, federal officials announced Monday.   Read more...

Pledge to Support the United Way Campaign
The University has raised more than $450,000 toward this year's United Way campaign goal of $1.3 million. Pledge forms are available online and through departmental campaign volunteers.    Read more...

Expert in Renaissance and Baroque Keyboard Repertoire to Perform
Guest organist Edoardo Bellotti will perform a recital on the Eastman School's Italian Baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. Bellotti will also offer a master class at the gallery on Tuesday, March 20, from 3 to 6 p.m.    Read more...

Junior Weight Thrower Earns All-American Honors at NCAAs
Mike Burgstrom '08 earned All-America honors on Friday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at Rose Hulman Institute.   Read more...

Events

March 14
Understanding the University's Retirement Program: HR Conference Room (1-6127), Medical Center, noon.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (March 12)
"Businesses Prepare to Mount a Concerted Attack on Regulation"
President Seligman comments on recent efforts to scale back corporate accountability legislation put in place after the Enron and WorldCom fraud cases.   Read more...

Boston Globe (March 11)
"Merits of Student Aid"
Jonathan Burdick, dean of undergraduate admissions, discusses recent efforts to reduce merit awards. "When I arrived, 36 percent of students had merit awards," he says. "We've cut that in half."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Insider Higher Ed (March 12)
"Bill Advances to Reverse Bush on Documents"
"Since 2001, historians and archivists have feared that one of President Bush's executive orders would seriously hinder research on the presidency. After six years of making no real progress in the courts and Congress on the issue, the turnover of Congress to Democrats is having an impact on the issue."   Read more...

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