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@Rochester — Jan. 11, 2008


ShowersToday's Forecast:
Showers, High 47°
Tomorrow: Sun/Clouds, High 38°

In Today's Issue

  • $1 Million Cancer Society Grant for Racial Disparity Research
  • Men's Basketball Makes Chase Tournament Semifinals
  • Charitable Cycling Workout
  • Event Highlight: Volatile Beauty Exhibit
  • Rochester in the News: Lane Bekar and Maiken Nedergaard's Neurotransmitter Research
  • In Higher Ed: Critique of Academic Labor Practices

News and Announcements

Cancer Society Grant for Racial Disparity Research
The American Cancer Society has awarded $1 million to Kevin Fiscella, associate professor of family medicine, community and preventive medicine, and oncology, for a four-year project to improve the rates of cancer screenings among poor and minority patients in Rochester. Read more... 

Men's Basketball Makes Chase Tournament Semifinals
Following a win over Keuka College on Wednesday, the top-ranked men's basketball team moves into the semifinals of the J. P. Morgan Chase Scholarship Tournament at 8:15 p.m. tonight at the Palestra. The women's team is also seeded first and played Roberts Wesleyan in the semifinals Thursday. (See results.) The tournament concludes on Saturday.

Charitable Cycling Workout
Register for the third annual Cycle for Hope, set for Saturday, Feb. 2, and join hundreds of cyclists for an all-day spinning marathon that not only burns calories, but also benefits Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong and Camp Good Days and Special Times. Read more... 

Events

Volatile Beauty ExhibitFriday, Jan. 11
Volatile Beauty: Rush Rhees Library. Exhibit open through Jan. 24.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Nature.com, United Kingdom (Jan. 10)
"Neurobiology: Sleep Stimulation"
A study by postdoctoral research associate Lane Bekar, neuroscientist and neurosurgery professor Maiken Nedergaard, and other colleagues reports that a
brain chemical appears to play a critical role in the success of deep brain stimulation to calm the tremors that are symptomatic of Parkinson's disease. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 10)
"Call to Arms for Academic Labor
"
Marc Bousquet, author of How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation, talks about how colleges have replaced tenured positions with adjunct slots offering minimal pay and benefits. Read more...

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