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@Rochester — Feb. 8, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Nominations for Student Life Awards Due Monday
  • 'Good Bacteria' in Women Give Clues for Slowing HIV Spread
  • 'Quest for Porcelain' Talk
  • Ultrasound Technology Licensed to GE
  • University Community Hockey Game and Open Skate
  • Faith-based Health Program Expands
  • Event Highlight: Faculty Artist Series
  • Rochester in the News: Chunlei Guo and Anatoliy Vorobeyv's Laser Color Technique; Basketball Players Profiled
  • In Higher Ed: Endowment Payout Rates Not Linked to Access for Low-Income Students

News and Announcements

Nominations for Student Life Awards Due Monday
The deadline for nominations for this year's University student life awards is Monday, Feb. 11, at noon. Undergraduates in the College and the Eastman School are eligible. Nominations can be submitted online.

'Good Bacteria' in Women May Slow HIV Transmission
Beneficial bacteria found in healthy women help to reduce the amount of vaginal HIV among HIV-infected women and might make it more difficult for the virus to spread, boosting the possibility that “good bacteria” might someday be tapped in the fight against HIV. Read more...

'Quest for Porcelain' Talk
Nicholas Zumbulyadis, former Kodak Labs researcher, will present, "The Quest for Porcelain: Art, Alchemy, and the Transformative Power of Fire." The Friday, Feb. 15, talk begins at noon at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

Ultrasound Technology Licensed to GE
An ultrasound image-sharpening technology developed at the University's Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound has been licensed to General Electric Company, the world's largest producer of ultrasound equipment. (Also reported in the Rochester Business Journal.) Read more...

University Community Hockey Game and Open Skate
Join the University community as the Yellowjackets “swarm” Blue Cross Arena for the Amerks hockey game on Friday, Feb. 15. The evening begins with an alumni/student open skate from 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed by the game at 7:35 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. Skate rentals are free, but limited; bring your own if possible. Helmets, not available for rent, are required for children.

Faith-based Health Program Expands
The Healthy Living Program—a nationally-recognized, faith-based physical activity and health promotion program that helps individuals adopt healthy lifestyles and manage chronic diseases—is relaunching and extending its services to the African-American and Latino communities in Monroe County. Read more...


Sunday, Feb. 10
Faculty Artist Series: Mikhail Kopelman, Violin. Kilbourn Hall. 3 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Science Magazine (Feb. 6)
"Alchemy in the Age of the Laser
A laser color technique developed by Chunlei Guo, professor of optics, and his assistant, Anatoliy Vorobeyv, could "revolutionize the way metals are colored," reports the article. "It could also eliminate the need for environmentally unfriendly paints and other coatings."(Also reported by Nature.) Read more...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania (Feb. 7)
"PG East: Two from District Helping University of Rochester in D-III Rankings
Basketball players Franco Sebastiani '11 and Brad Runco '10, both Western Pennsylvania natives, are profiled in this article about playing for the Yellowjackets during a winning season with good prospect for the NCAA tournament. "That's why I chose Rochester," says Sebastiani. "They're known for going to the Final Four and winning the national championship." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 7)
"Degrees of Wealth and Generosity
Despite Congressional calls for requiring colleges to increase endowment spending as a way to make higher education more affordable for students, an examination of three colleges with relatively large endowments suggests that the relationship between endowment spending rates and access for low income students is limited, if it exists at all. Read more...

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