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@Rochester — Jan. 10, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Susan Gibbons Named Dean of River Campus Libraries
  • Andrew Young Talk, No Classes on MLK Day
  • Preparations Under Way for Eastman Theatre Expansion
  • Mellon Grant to Aid in Archiving Web Sites Useful to Scholars
  • Therapy Extends Survival for People with Lymphomas
  • Event Highlight: Rochester Defensive Driving
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Swimming
  • Rochester in the News: Tendon Implant Research Featured
  • In Higher Ed: Earmarks Limit Merit-Based Research Funding

News and Announcements

Susan Gibbons Named Dean of River Campus Libraries
Susan Gibbons has been named vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries, effective March 1. She succeeds Ronald Dow, who will step down March 1 after 11 years as dean. Read more... 

Andrew Young Talk, No Classes on MLK Day
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University has cancelled classes on Monday, Jan. 21, and is sponsoring several events in memory of the civil rights leader. Andrew Young, business leader and former U.S. ambassador, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6:30 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. See more events at www.rochester.edu/news/MLK.

Preparations Under Way for Eastman Theatre Expansion
Preparations for the renovation of the Eastman Theatre and construction of a new addition to the Eastman School are progressing, with theater improvements slated for the summers of 2008 and 2009 and construction on the new wing scheduled to run from July 2008 through December 2009.
Read more... 

Mellon Grant to Aid in Archiving Web Sites Useful to Scholars
Rush Rhees librarians will soon be designing a system for preserving information from the World Wide Web with a $69,500 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Staff at Rush Rhees Library will develop a plan for preserving and storing online data and create a prototype computer system to perform the task. Read more... 

Therapy Extends Survival for People with Lymphomas
People with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who face the repeated disappointment of the disease returning have a new option to prolong survival, according to Medical Center researchers. Read more...
 

Events

Saturday, Jan. 12
Rochester Defensive Driving: Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Basketball: The J.P. Morgan Chase Scholarship Tournament continues. The number-one seeded women's team beat SUNY Geneseo in the opening round on Tuesday to move into the semifinals at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday at the Palestra. The men's team is also seeded first and opened against Keuka College on Wednesday. (See results.) The tournament continues Friday and concludes on Saturday.

Swimming: The men's and women's teams resume their season by hosting Nazareth College on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Rochester in the News

UPI (Jan. 8)
"Freeze-Dried Tendon Implants Hold Promise
"
A Medical Center study shows that a technique using donated, freeze-dried tendons and gene therapy may give surgeons an effective tool for repairing injured tendons. (Also reported by CBC News Canada,  News-Medical.net Australia, The Money Times India.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 9)
"Earmarks Again Eat Into the Amount Available for Merit-Based Research
"
"After a one-year moratorium for most earmarks, Congress resumed directing noncompetitive grants for scientific research to favored constituents, including universities, this year, a new analysis says." Read more...

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