Oct. 11, 2007
Today's Forecast: Showers, High 57°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 53°
- President Announces New Interdisciplinary Initiative
- Coping with Work and Family Stress
- Farmer's Market in Hirst Lounge Friday
- Candlelight Vigil for Latasha Shaw
- Professors Talk to WXXI About 2008 Election
- Fickled Pink Broadcasts Friday from the Medical Center
- Randall Stone Lecture on the Cold War
- Study Reveals How Stem Cells Become Skeletal or Smooth Muscle
- Event Highlight: Hucky Land Lecture on Cancer Cells
- Sports Buzz: Soccer, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball
- Rochester in the News: Brent DuBeshter Quoted on Ovarian Cancer, Cardiologists in PBS Series, Craig Jordan Discusses Cancer Drug Trials
- In Higher Ed: The New Affirmative Action
President Announces New Interdisciplinary Initiative
President Seligman announced today the creation of a new interdisciplinary fund to support faculty research involving two or more disciplines. The fund will be administered by Provost Ralph Kuncl and will be funded solely by contributions from the Presidential Venture Fund and other resources outside of any academic division's budget. Beginning July 1, 2008, Seligman will provide $250,000 a year to the fund during each year of his tenure.
Coping with Work and Family Stress
Learn how to limit and manage stress in this seven-week course on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. beginning Oct. 18 in room 122 of Wilson Commons. Register online or by calling 475-0432. Class size is limited.
Farmer's Market in Hirst Lounge Friday
Pick up some fresh, local produce and learn more about agriculture in New York State and the Rochester area during Friday's Farmer's Market in the Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons from 3 to 5 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil for Latasha Shaw
A memorial and candlelight vigil will be held today in the Interfaith Chapel at 2 p.m. for Latasha Shaw, a longtime Dining Services employee who was fatally stabbed on Sept. 29. Shaw was also an active member of the Service Employees International Union and worked to assist other employees.
Professors Talk to WXXI About 2008 Election
University associate professors Valeria Sinclair-Chapman of political science and Stephanie Li of English shed some light on 2008 presidential election when they joined Bob Smith on his WXXI radio show, 1370 Connection, this week. The pair talked about the Humanities Project series they created, "Politics and Media Constructions: Anticipating the 2008 Election," and answered related questions. Listen to the interview.
Fickled Pink Broadcasts Friday from the Medical Center
Fickle 93.3 Random Radio will broadcast live in the lobby of Strong Hospital from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, to raise awareness about breast cancer and support the Cancer Center.
Randall Stone Lecture on the Cold War
Randall Stone, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, will explore "The Cold War as History" on Oct. 17 in the Welles-Brown Room of the Rush Rhees Library. The 7:30 p.m. talk is free but reservations for the reception are requested; please call 275-9898 by Oct. 12.
Study Reveals How Stem Cells Become Skeletal or Smooth Muscle
University researchers have discovered a key protein that controls how stem cells "choose" to become either skeletal muscle cells that move limbs, or smooth muscle cells that support blood vessels, according to a study published Oct. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Hucky Land Lecture on Cancer Cells:
Hucky Land, chair of Biomedical Genetics and scientific director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, lectures on "Construction and Deconstruction
of Cancer Cells." 4 p.m. Adolph Auditorium (1-7619).
For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar
October 12. Men's Soccer vs. Carnegie Mellon. Fauver Stadium. 5 p.m.
October 12. Women's Soccer vs. Carnegie Mellon. Fauver Stadium. 7:30 p.m.
October 14. Men's Soccer vs. Emory University. Fauver Stadium. 11 a.m.
October 14. Women's Soccer vs. Emory University. Fauver Stadium. 1:30 p.m.
October 13. Women's Cross Country in the Yellowjacket Invitational. 11 a.m.
October 13. Men's Cross Country in the Yellowjacket Invitational. Noon.
October 13. Field Hockey vs. Oswego. Fauver Stadium. 1 p.m.
October 16. Volleyball vs. Fredonia. Palestra. 7 p.m.
Yellowjacket sports: www.rochester.edu/athletics.
in the News
ABC News (Oct. 9)
"Cutting Fat May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk"
In an article on the benefits of a low-fat diet in the prevention of ovarian cancer, Brent DuBeshter, director of gynecologic oncology, says that because ovarian cancer is difficult to detect and treat, "any proven preventive measure, including dietary intervention, is important."
WHEC TV, NBC (Oct. 9)
"Doctors at U of R in New PBS Documentary (video)"
The Mysterious Human Heart, a three-part PBS series, features two University cardiologists, Arthur Moss and James Daubert. Scheduled to air next week,the portion of the documentary with Moss and Daubert is called "Spark of Life."
ABC News (Oct. 9)
"Flower Power: A Cure for Cancer?"
Craig Jordan, associate professor of medicine, discusses trials for a new drug designed to attack cancerous stem cells.
The New York Times (Sept, 30 )
"The New Affirmative Action"
"Colleges want diversity. Students want diversity. There's just this little problem with the law."
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