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@Rochester — Jan. 25, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Ruth Lawrence Wins Athena Award
  • Study Abroad Expo Today
  • Engineers Design a Cell Retriever, Reprogrammer
  • Training for Nurses to Manage Clinical Trials
  • Event Highlight: Screening of Darfur Now
  • Rochester in the News: M.B.A. Program for Nonbusiness Majors
  • In Higher Ed: 'Helicopter Parents' Fine by Students

News and Announcements

Ruth Lawrence Wins Top Honor from Women's Council
Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, was named the winner of the 22nd annual Athena Award at a special luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Thursday. Read more... 

Study Abroad Expo Today
At the Study Abroad Expo, students can talk to travel agents, students who've studied abroad, and representatives from study abroad programs. Students and staff can also gather paperwork needed to study overseas and apply for passports. The Jan. 25 expo runs from 2 to 4 p.m. in Wilson Commons. Read more... 

Biomedical Engineers Design a Cell Retriever, Reprogrammer
A tiny, implantable device has pulled adult stem cells out of a living rat with a far greater purity than any present technique. The test of the device designed by Michael King, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was reported online by the British Journal of Haematology. Read more... 

New Initiative Trains Nurses to Manage Clinical Trials
To help safely and expeditiously bring new drugs, vaccines, and medical devices to the people who need them, the School of Nursing has launched a comprehensive training course aimed at giving nurses and other health care professionals the education they need to manage clinical trials. Read more...


Friday, Jan. 258
Cinema Group Film Darfur Now: Showings at 7, 9, and 11 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (Jan. 22)
"Marketing the M.B.A. Degree To Nonbusiness Professionals
The University is cited as one of a growing number of schools, including Harvard and Carnegie Mellon, that now accept undergraduates with non-business majors to their M.B.A. programs. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 24)
"Parental Involvement Wanted
"For all the talk of 'helicopter parents' making too many college-related decisions, perhaps today’s students are happy with the hovering. The overwhelming majority of freshmen at four-year institutions think that their parents are involved the 'right amount' in key college decisions, according to the annual survey of college freshmen, being released today by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles." Read more...

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