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@Rochester — March 22, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Showers/Wind, High 63°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 48°

In Today's Issue

  • Call for Proposals: Kauffman Faculty Research Grant
  • Screening Key to Early Detection of Colorectal Cancers
  • Newman Cup Soccer Event
  • Mock Trial Students Compete in Nationals
  • On View: Works by Jewish, Arab-American Artists
  • Event Highlight: Medical Management Masters Information Reception
  • Sports Buzz: Softball Makes National Poll, Baseball and Women's Lacrosse at Home, Scholar Awards for Field Hockey
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on Discarding Unused Flu Vaccines, Atwood and León Performance
  • In Higher Ed: Incoming Freshmen and Social Networking Sites

News and Announcements

Call for Proposals: Kauffman Faculty Research Grant
Monday, April 2, is the deadline for Kauffman Faculty Research Grant Proposals. All proposals should clearly articulate the purpose of the project and how it could advance understanding of entrepreneurship as defined by the University ("Transforming Ideas into Enterprises that Generate Value," where the value could be economic, cultural, or social). More details and applications are available online.   Read more...

Screening Key to Early Detection of Colorectal Cancers
Doctors at Strong Memorial Hospital and the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center encourage all adults over 50 to schedule a colorectal screening with their physician to mark Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, more than 150,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer.   Read more...

Newman Cup Raises Awareness about New York's Migrant Community
A charity event sponsored by the University's Catholic Newman Community could serve as a model for college campuses nationwide, say organizers. The Newman Cup, an all-day soccer tournament on Saturday, March 31, aims to raise awareness about the local migrant farm worker community. In addition to amateur soccer competitions, the event will feature free dance lessons, a documentary screening, and a discussion led by Rev. Bob Kreckel of the Catholic Diocese of Rochester.   Read more...

Mock Trial Students Compete in Nationals
The Mock Trial Organization is heading to its first Gold Tournament in the group's eight-year history. The team secured a spot in the national tournament, which runs from April 16 to 18 at Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Fla.   Read more...

Jewish, Arab-American Artists' Group Featured at Hartnett Gallery
An exhibition by the acclaimed artistic group Piece Process will be featured at Hartnett Gallery from Thursday, March 22, until Sunday, April 22.   Read more...


March 22
Medical Management Masters Information Reception: LeChase Meeting Room, Medical Center, noon to 1 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Softball Cracks Top 25 Poll: The Yellowjacket softball team has achieved a first: a ranking among the elite teams in Division III. Rochester is ranked 25th in the March 21 poll of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Baseball: Fresh off a second place finish at the UAA Championships, the baseball team will open the Liberty League season on Saturday and Sunday with doubleheaders, hosting Skidmore at Towers Field (weather permitting). Check the Web site for any last minute schedule changes. Saturday's doubleheader starts at 1 p.m.; Sunday's first pitch is set for noon.

Women's Lacrosse: Women's lacrosse opens its home season Tuesday against SUNY Brockport at 4 p.m. in Fauver Stadium.

Scholar Awards for Field Hockey: The National Field Hockey Coaches Association recently recognized the field hockey team as a whole for athletic and academic success, and cited 16 players as individuals with its prestigious academic awards.

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (March 21)
"Millions of Flu Shots to Be Destroyed"
"There is some benefit to a system where unused vaccine is discarded even if it hasn't really lost that much potency," says John Treanor, professor of medicine, about the annual practice of destroying unused flu vaccines. (Reported widely, including by CBS News, Wall Street Journal, Time, and CNN.)   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 21)
"Finding the Music to Express Words"
The article highlights the joint performance of novelist Margaret Atwood and composer Tania León on Monday, March 26, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies and the opening of the annual five-day Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School. Atwood also will read from her work on Monday as part of the Plutzik Series.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (March 21)
"Make New Friends Online, and You Won't Start College Friendless"
"Facebook and other social networks like MySpace have transformed the social lives of teenagers in many ways, and that includes how they make the transition from high school to college. Hundreds of colleges have their own Class of 2011 groups on Facebook. They are generally not formally affiliated with the universities and are begun by students who want to connect with classmates months before they set foot on campus."   Read more...

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