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@Rochester — April 9, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Angina Drug May Treat Heart Arrhythmias
  • Clothesline Festival Issues Call to Artists
  • Community Leadership Development Programs Offered
  • Medical Center Seminar Focuses on Stem Cells and Cancer
  • Simon School Lecture Addresses Capitalism
  • Event Highlight: Wilson Commons Wednesday
  • Rochester in the News: Joel Seligman on SEC Chairman
  • In Higher Ed: Affirmative Action Challenged Anew

News and Announcements

Angina Drug May Treat Heart Arrhythmias
A recently approved angina drug may also represent a powerful new treatment for a rare hereditary syndrome that places teens at risk for sudden cardiac death, according to research led by Arthur Moss, professor of medicine. Read more...

Clothesline Festival Issues Call to Artists
Applications to exhibit are being accepted for the 52nd annual Clothesline Festival, which will be held September 6 and 7 on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery. Call the gallery at 276-8950 or e-mail Applications can also be downloaded. Read more...

Staff Invited to Community Leadership Development Programs
The Human Resources’ Office of Multicultural Affairs & Inclusion invites faculty, staff, and students to attend an informational session on Leadership Rochester and the United Way Developing Future Leaders program at 5:30 on April 16. Read more...

Medical Center Seminar Focuses on Stem Cells and Cancer
In this month’s Second Friday Science Social, Craig Jordan, associate professor of medicine, will lead a seminar titled “The Dark Side of Stem Cells—Cancer and Human Disease” at 4 p.m. on April 11 in the Ryan Case Method Room, 1-9576. Read more...

Simon School Lecture Addresses Capitalism
Robert Litan, vice president of research at the Kauffman Foundation and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will give a talk titled “Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism” today at 4:30 in Gleason 318/418. A reception follows in the Eisenberg Rotunda. The talk is sponsored by the Simon School and the Center for Entrepreneurship.


Wednesday, April 9
Wilson Commons Wednesday BBQ and Blues, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hirst Lounge.

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (April 8)
"Fears That the Market Watchdog Is Losing Its Bite"
President Seligman comments on Christopher Cox’s chairmanship of the Securities and Exchange Commission. “He worked very hard to build consensus to an extent that many people thought was appropriate and wise,” Seligman says. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 8)
"Affirmative Action Challenged Anew"

“When Texas and a few other states responded to bans on affirmative action with ‘percent plans’ . . . some critics of affirmative action were troubled. . . . Now a new lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin from critics of affirmative action argues that because of the success of a percent plan, the institution should not be permitted to consider race in admissions.” Read more...

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