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@Rochester — Jan. 21, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Andrew Young Talk, WXXI Interview in Honor of MLK Day
  • Name the New Yellowjacket Mascot
  • Gregg Jarrell Interview on Fox at Noon
  • January Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Book Donations Sought for River Campus Libraries Sale
  • Cigarettes Leave Deadly Path by Purging Protective Genes
  • Event Highlight: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
  • Rochester in the News: Medical School Expansion Plans Featured
  • In Higher Ed: Endowments Grow 16.9 Percent

News and Announcements

Andrew Young Talk, WXXI Interview in Honor of MLK Day
Andrew Young, business leader, former mayor of Atlanta, and former U.S. ambassador, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Young was a close associate of King's during the civil rights movement. In anticipation of the talk, WXXI radio's Bob Smith will interview
Young at noon today.

Yellowjacket MascotName the New Yellowjacket Mascot
More than 1,200 suggestions for names for the new mascot were submitted and a committee of students, faculty, staff, and alumni have reviewed the suggestions and selected six finalists. Now it's time to choose your favorite. Vote online by Monday, Jan. 28.

Gregg Jarrell Interview on Fox at Noon
Tune into Fox Busine
ss with Dagen McDowell and Stuart Varney today between noon and 1 p.m. to catch a live interview with Gregg Jarrell, professor of finance and economics, on potential takeover targets and recent takeovers.

January Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources. Read more... 

Book Donations Sought for River Campus Libraries Sale
River Campus Libraries and the Friends of the UR Libraries are seeking book donations for their February sale. Call the library at 275-4461 to make arrangements for delivery of your tax-deductible gift. At the sale, hardbound
books will be $1 and paperbacks $.50, with proceeds supporting the libraries’ collections. The fundraiser will be held Feb. 27, from from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Seminar Room of Rush Rhees Library. 

Cigarettes Leave Deadly Path by Purging Protective Genes
Irfan Rahman, associate professor of environmental medicine, has discovered that the toxins in cigarette smoke wipe out a gene that plays a vital role in protecting the body from the effects of premature aging. Without this gene we not only lose a bit of youthfulness—but the lungs are left open to destructive inflammation and diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Read more... 

Events

Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Whipple Auditorium at the Medical Center. 11:30 a.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

WHAM TV13 (January 17)
"Thousands of Jobs Projected in URMC Expansion
" (video)
Coverage of the Medical Center's proposed $500 million expansion over the next decade notes that the investments are aimed at making the center one of the best hospitals and research institutions in the country. (Related stories by WHEC TV10, R News, WROC TV8, WXXI, Rochester Business Journal, Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 18)
"Educational Endowments See 16.9-Percent Return in 2007
"
"Educational endowments posted an average 16.9-percent return on their investments in the 2007 fiscal year, up from 10.6 percent in the previous year. They were the strongest results since 2000, according to a survey released on Thursday." Read more...

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