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@Rochester — April 23, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Detail Chemotherapy's Damage to the Brain
  • Inaugural Celebration of the 'Book'
  • Don't Miss Theater Program's Staging of Russian Satire
  • Medical Center Hosts 20th Annual Genetics Day
  • Know an Aspiring Young Entrepreneur?
  • Event Highlight: Music on My Mind Series
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on the Role Local Universities Will Play in Rochester's Economic Future
  • In Higher Ed: College Guide 'Green' Ratings

News and Announcements

Researchers Detail Chemotherapy's Damage to the Brain
A new study by researchers at the Medical Center and Harvard Medical School indicates that a commonly used chemotherapy drug causes healthy brain cells to die off long after treatment has ended and may be one of the underlying biological causes of the cognitive side effects that many cancer patients experience. Read more... (Reported by BBC News, Forbes, WebMD, and many others.)

Faculty, Staff Works Spotlighted in Inaugural Celebration of the 'Book'
A University-wide event featuring published works by faculty and staff will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Printed and electronic books, edited volumes, and texts, as well as published compositions and CDs will be on display and available for purchase. Read more...

Don't Miss Theater Program's Staging of Russian Satire
The International Theatre Program's staging of the Russian satire A Family Affair continues this week with 8 p.m. performances in Todd Hall through Saturday, April 26. Read more...

Medical Center Hosts 20th Annual Genetics Day
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend sessions Friday, April 25, as part of Genetics Day at the Medical Center. Read more...

Know an Aspiring Young Entrepreneur?
Students (currently in grades 5-11) and their families are invited to a free information session on the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call the Office of Special Programs at 275-6902 or visit


Wednesday, April 23
Music On My Mind Concert. Last performance of the 2007-08 series. Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. 4:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (April 22)
"Universities Bid to Lift Local Economy"
"I'm optimistic about the future of Rochester," Seligman said to more than 250 business and higher education leaders on April 21 as part of the "Repositioning Rochester" series of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp. Seligman added that he sees the community as being in the midst of "a dramatic turnaround," with new businesses growing out of university-based research, akin to some of the economic development that has occurred in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 22)
"Princeton Review Will Issue 'Green' Ratings in Coming College Guide"
"The Princeton Review plans to announce that it will issue green ratings—along with its ratings of student quality of life, campus fire safety, and so on—in coming college guides for prospective students." Read more...

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