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@Rochester — May 22, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 72°
Tomorrow: Hazy, 80°

In Today's Issue

  • New Provost to Be Announced This Morning
  • Graduates Urged to Have 'Global View'
  • Investment Info. Session
  • Feng Shui Lecture
  • Rochester Scholars Jr. Scholarships
  • Event Highlight: Biology Seminar
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman's New Dean, Maiken Nedergaard on Using Arthritis Drug to Treat Premature Babies
  • In Higher Ed: Stem-Cell Research

News and Announcements

Appointment of New Provost Announced Today
All faculty and staff are invited to the formal announcement of the new provost this morning at 10 a.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Look for a special @Rochester update following the announcement.    Read more...

Work Across Boundaries in New Global Society, Rochester Graduates Told
The growing interconnections of a flattening world bring both opportunities and threats that require collaboration across borders and disciplines, Shirley Ann Jackson told graduates at the College Commencement on May 20.    Read more...

Session Covers Retirement, Investing
Learn more about the University's retirement program and about investing during a session on Wednesday, May 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Medical Center, HR Conference Room 1-6127.   Read more...

Feng Shui Master to Speak at Memorial Art Gallery
The Memorial Art Gallery presents a lecture by Louisa Ong-Lee titled "Feng Shui: Balance and Harmony for You and Your Home" on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m.    Read more...

Full-Tuition Scholarships and Essay Contest Available for Rochester Scholars Jr.
The Office of Special Programs is offering an essay contest and scholarship opportunity for the summer session of Rochester Scholars Jr., a series of interactive courses for middle school students from July 30 to August 3. Scholarship applications and essay contest entry forms are available online or by calling 275-2344.    Read more...


May 23
Department of Biology Seminar: Hutchison Hall 316. 2:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Newsday (May 21)
"Eastman School of Music Appoints New Dean"
Coverage of yesterday's announcement that Douglas Lowry has been named dean of the Eastman School. (See related coverage in the Cincinnati Enquirer, MSN Money, and the Democrat and Chronicle.)   Read more...

United Press International (May 21)
"Arthritis Drug May Help Premature Babies"
Maiken Nedergaard, professor of neurosurgery, comments on research findings that indicate the cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib, a common pain reliever used to treat arthritis, may offer a new way to reduce the risk of the most common cause of brain damage in babies born prematurely. Nedergaard is presenting the results this week at a neuroscience meeting in Osaka, Japan. (See the related Medical Center news release.)   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 21)
"After Court Victory on Stem Cells, California Faces Questions on Construction Grants"
"The California Supreme Court last week cleared the way for a massive state program of stem-cell research, but leaders of the effort are grappling with how best to carry out the next steps. Some critics have suggested, for example, that the state's stem-cell institute has moved too quickly toward giving wealthy universities large grants for constructing laboratories."   Read more...

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