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@Rochester — Feb. 27, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Summer Business Institute @ Simon
  • Bone Marrow Double-Match Allows Couple to Save Lives
  • Custom Motorcycle Drawing Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Warner School Event Rescheduled Due to Weather
  • Event Highlight: Biometric Screenings Informational Sessions
  • Rochester in the News: President Joel Seligman Discusses SEC Chairman; Robert McCann Comments on Antibiotics and Dementia Study
  • In Higher Ed: Joining the Law School Rankings Game

News and Announcements

Summer Business Institute @ Simon
The Simon School still has openings for the Summer Business Institute @ Simon. From June 2-20, college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates can take three one-week intensive courses focusing on business fundamentals. Contact Nate Kadar at or 275-8163. Read more...

Bone Marrow Double-Match Allows Couple to Save Lives
The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center was the site of an extremely rare double
bone-marrow donation this winter, after a Rochester couple learned they were potential matches for strangers. Read more...

Custom Motorcycle Drawing Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
A drawing to win a custom motorcycle created by the Cenzi Motorcycle Company will raise funds for the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The unveiling celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Convention Center. Read more...

Warner School Event Rescheduled Due to Snowstorm
Due to weather conditions, the Theresa Lillis lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Hutchison Hall has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Read more...


Thursday, Feb. 7
Biometric Screenings Informational Sessions:
First of today's four sessions begins at 9 a.m. in Hoyt Auditorium.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Financial Week (Feb. 25)
"What Cox Leaves on the Table May Trump What He Brought
President Joel Seligman comments on Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission: "He's been quite striking in his moderation. I have been impressed by his thoughtfulness." Read more...

Scientific American (Feb. 25)
"Study Questions Antibiotics for Dementia Patients
Robert McCann, professor of medicine, is interviewed about a new study that examines antibiotic use in older patients with advanced dementia who are near death. "There is little evidence that this treatment enhances the quality of their life and, at best, prolongs the dying process." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 26)
"Joining the Law School Rankings Game
The Green Bag, which calls itself "an entertaining journal of law," will begin publishing the "Deadwood Report," an annual examination of law schools that will determine whether faculty activities live up to the schools' claims. The Green Bag staff will collect and analyze data from schools' Web sites, course catalogs, and faculty-publications lists. Read more...

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