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@Rochester — Oct. 25, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 58°
Tomorrow: Showers, High 54°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center to Announce Major New Research Initiative
  • Meliora Restaurant Benefit for Wilmot Cancer Center Today
  • Free Wellness Checks for Seniors on Election Day
  • Upstate NY Emergency Departments Join Forces for Research
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Honors Alan Smrcka
  • Ceremony Celebrates New Dean of Eastman
  • Shaw Chen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Eastman Clarinet Choir Goes on the Road
  • Event Highlight: Medieval West: Contemporary Views
  • Sports Buzz: Football, Men's and Women's Swimming
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor Discusses Flu Vaccines, Allan Greenleaf Discusses the "Electromagnetic Wormhole"
  • In Higher Ed: Yanking (the Chains of) the Ivies

News and Announcements

Medical Center to Announce Major New Research Initiative
Medical Center CEO Bradford C. Berk and the Department of Neurology will unveil a new international neurological research and clinical program today. The initiative will be funded by the largest private donation for a specific disease program in the University's history. A press conference will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Flaum Atrium in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Staff and faculty are invited.   

Meliora Restaurant Benefit for Wilmot Cancer Center Today
The Meliora Restaurant holds a benefit lunch and dinner today for breast cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Center.    Read more...

Free Wellness Checks for Seniors on Election Day
On election day, voters 60 years or older will have the chance to cast their ballots and get free diabetes screenings and other services as part of a health fair sponsored by the Warner School and other community groups.   Read more...

Upstate NY Emergency Departments Join Forces for Research
The Medical Center is leading a new network of hospital emergency departments across upstate New York to strengthen and expand clinical and biomedical research.   Read more...

Wilmot Cancer Center Honors Alan Smrcka
Alan Smrcka, associate professor of pharmacology and physiology, oncology, and biochemistry and biophysics, received the Davey Memorial Award for Outstanding Cancer Research during the 12th annual Scientific Symposium.    Read more...

Ceremony Celebrates New Dean of Eastman
The performance of one of his own works will highlight the ceremony for the investiture of Douglas Lowry as Dean of the Eastman School on Oct. 27.    Read more...

Shaw Chen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Shaw Chen, professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, has received the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' Lifetime Achievement Award.    Read more...

Eastman Clarinet Choir Goes on the Road
After just one year in existence, the 15-member Eastman Clarinet Choir performs in Buffalo on Oct. 28 and Potsdam on Nov. 18.   Read more...

Events

Oct. 25
Medieval West: Contemporary Views: Barton Palmer, Clemson University. Helen Phillips, University of Cardiff, Wales. Rush Rhees. 4 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Sports Buzz

Home Games

Football:
Oct. 27. Susquehanna University. Fauver Stadium. Noon

Men's and Women's Swimming:
Oct. 27. New York University and Case Western. 1 p.m.

Yellowjacket sports: www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (Oct. 23)
"Pandemic Flu Vaccine May Be Only 3 Years Away"
A report on flu vaccines includes comments from John Treanor, professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology. (Also reported by The Journal-Standard, CTV.ca.)    Read more...

National Geographic (Oct. 23)
"'Electromagnetic Wormhole' Could Make Objects Invisible"
Allan Greenleaf, professor of mathematics, is quoted in an article about an "electromagnetic wormhole," a theoretical construct recently proposed by Greenleaf and other University mathematicians.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 26)
"Yanking (the Chains of) the Ivies"
A tongue-in-cheek debate on the abolition of the Ivy League elicits enthusiastic audience approval, revealing mixed emotions about the bastions of prestige.    Read more...

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