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@Rochester — April 21, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • A Message from President Seligman on the United Way Campaign
  • Two Rochester Students Named Goldwater Scholars
  • Researchers Discover Critical Detail of Cellular Defense
  • University Hosts Forum with Faith Leaders
  • Autism Conference Focuses on Advocacy
  • Event Highlight: 'Green Living' Talk
  • Rochester in the News: Harriet Kitzman on the Nurse-Family Partnership
  • In Higher Ed: Social Responsibility Survey

News and Announcements

A Message from President Seligman: The University's 2008 United Way Campaign
"Thank you for your support of our United Way campaign. With three short weeks left in the campaign, we still have a significant opportunity to show our leadership in supporting the Rochester community through our support of the United Way. To date we have raised $1.1 million, representing 79 percent toward our goal of $1.4 million. With your assistance, I know we will reach our goal." Read more...

Two Rochester Students Named Goldwater Scholars
John Golden '10 and Samuel Harrold '09 have been named 2008 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The scholarship, worth up to $7,500, supports and encourages students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, and engineering. Read more...

Researchers Discover Critical Detail of Cellular Defense Against Genetic Mistakes
Researchers are closing in on a completed diagram of how human cells protect themselves against constant genetic mistakes that contribute to most diseases, according to a study led by Lynne Maquat, J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and professor of biochemistry and biophysics and director of the Center for RNA Biology. Read more...

University Hosts Forum with Faith Leaders
The University is hosting a forum with leaders representing different faith communities to discuss “How People of Differing Faiths and across Differing Cultures Can Discuss Issues with Potential for Misunderstanding and Hurt.” The forum on Thursday, April 24, at the Interfaith Chapel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. follows controversial comments on Jewish identity posted by Arun Gandhi in the Washington Post's "On Faith" blog in January. Read more...

Autism Conference Focuses on Empowering Parents, Health Professionals
Family members and health care professionals who want to increase their advocacy skills for and knowledge of autism can register for Special Education Advocacy and Autism Update. Registration for the May 2 conference is open until Friday, April 25. Contact Phyllis Ives at or 275-7383. Read more...


Tuesday, April 22
Health Bites 'Green Living' Talk. Strong Memorial Hospital 3-6408. Noon to 1 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (April 16)
“Nurse-Family Partnership Strengthens Families”
Harriet Kitzman, professor of nursing and associate dean for research in the School of Nursing, who has been studying the Nurse-Family Partnership—a home visiting program for low-income, first-time moms—says the program can change the course of the moms' and babies' lives. "That's probably the most exciting thing," says Kitzman. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 18)
“Students Want Stronger Focus on Social Responsibility, Survey Finds”
"Colleges and universities could do more to educate students in personal and social responsibility, according to the results of a survey released on Thursday by the Association of American Colleges and Universities." Read more...

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