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@Rochester — March 27, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High 60°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 50°

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Ninth in Nation for Technology Revenue Income
  • Biologist H. Allen Orr Named Shirley Cox Kearns Professor
  • Study: Why People Stay in Violent Relationships
  • Eastman's 'Music for All' Program
  • Well-U Offers Fitness Workshops
  • Graduate School Fair
  • Town Hall Meeting: Dining Services
  • Event Highlight: Wake Up in Wilson
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on Tamiflu Ban in Japan,
  • In Higher Ed: Trade Talks

News and Announcements

Rochester Ninth in Nation for Technology Revenue Income
Companies around the world paid more than $30 million for commercial rights to University research during the 2005 fiscal year, according to the latest revenue report published by the Association for University Technology Managers.   Read more...

Biologist H. Allen Orr Named Shirley Cox Kearns Professor
H. Allen Orr, professor of biology, has been named the Shirley Cox Kearns Professor. An evolutionary geneticist, Orr focuses primarily on the genetic changes that allow species to adapt to new challenges in their environment and that drive new species to form.   Read more...

Researchers Investigate Reasons People Stay in Violent Relationships
In an effort to identify the social and family pressures that compel women and men to return to and remain in violent relationships, Medical Center researchers are conducting interviews at Monroe County Family Court and at psychiatric and medical clinics.   Read more...

Eastman Presents Annual 'Music For All' Program
Eastman School students will bring their talents and passion for music to the community now through April 13, thanks to the school's unique Music For All program.    Read more...

Well-U Offers Fitness Workshops
Well-U is partnering with the Wellness and Fitness Center to offer "Warm Up to Working Out" on April 5 at the Medical Center from noon to 1 p.m. Michael Washington, master certified fitness specialist, will discuss the basics of exercising. Washington also will offer fitness advice on topics such as toning, abdominal fat, and new guidelines for losing weight. "Making Your Work Out Work For You" will be held at the Medical Center on April 19 and the River Campus on April 12, both from noon to 1 p.m. Register for either session at www.rochester.edu/well-u or by calling 273-5240.   

Graduate School Fair
The University will host a graduate schools fair on Tuesday, April 3, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. The event will include representatives from graduate programs at Rochester's six schools. For more details, contact Michelle Ames at mames@warner.rochester.edu or 275-1108.   

Town Hall Meeting: Dining Services
Director of Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations Cam Schauf will present updated plans for the future of University dining on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. This is a follow-up presentation to the October Town Hall Meeting. There will be a forum to offer feedback. The event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.  

Events

March 28
Wake Up in Wilson: Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 8:30 to 10 a.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

New Scientist.com (March 23)
"Japan Bans Tamiflu for Teenagers "
John Treanor, professor of medicine, comments on Japan's recent decision to avoid treating teenagers with the anti-flu drug Tamiflu due to concerns about psychiatric symptoms.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 30 Issue)
"U.S. Position in Trade Talks Worries College Groups"
"As the United States and other member countries of the World Trade Organization continue negotiations on a new global-trade agreement in Geneva, about two dozen groups representing American colleges are beseeching U.S. officials to avoid making concessions that would threaten the autonomy of higher-education institutions."   Read more...

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