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@Rochester — March 28, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • President Delivers Speech on Academic Freedom
  • Ushers Needed for Commencement Ceremony
  • Humanities Project Examines Religion, Physics
  • Pre-College Experience in Physics for Young Women
  • Event Highlight: Susan B. Anthony Institute Graduate Conference
  • Rochester in the News: Paul Okunieff on Red Wine's Potential to Help Kill Cancer Cells
  • In Higher Ed: Sticker Shock and Study Abroad

News and Announcements

President Delivers Speech on Academic Freedom
President Joel Seligman delivered remarks on academic freedom on Tuesday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester. "I believe a broad protection of academic freedom is essential to our great universities," Seligman said. The speech is available online in its entirety.

Ushers Needed for Commencement Ceremony
The Commencement Committee is searching for staff and students interested in volunteering for the College Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Responsibilities include directing and assisting guests. All ushers are invited to attend a complimentary brunch following the ceremony. To learn more, contact Christina Pero in the Conference & Events Office at 275-0840 or

Humanities Project Examines Religion, Physics
The Humanities Project will host two speakers in the first week of April. Laurie Maffly-Kipp will deliver a talk titled, "Saints of Darkness: Black Mormons and the Problem of the Priesthood," on April 2, part of the Religious Cultures of the African Diaspora project. Ned Hall's lecture, "How Not to Solve the Measurement Problem," on April 4, is part of the History and Philosophy of Physics project
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Pre-College Experience in Physics for Young Women
The Pre-College Experience in Physics (PREP) program is designed to encourage young women's interest in all areas of science. The free program, which runs from July 7 to 30, exposes the participants to physics concepts and to the work of professional scientists and engineers. Applications are due by April 30. For more information and application forms, visit the PREP Web site or contact Connie Jones at 275-5306,


Friday, March 28
Susan B. Anthony Institute Graduate Conference. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News

UPI (March 26)
"Study: Red Wine May Help Kill Cancer Cells"
Paul Okunieff, professor of radiation oncology, comments on a study for which he was lead author, suggesting that the antioxidant resveratrol—found in grape skins and red wine—destroyed pancreatic cancer cells: "The challenge lies in finding the right concentration and how it works inside the cell. We've discovered an important part of that equation." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 27)
"Sticker Shock and Study Abroad"

"But the general consensus seems to be that the economic downturn, high fuel surcharges on airfares, and decline of the dollar's value internationally have had only minimal impact, if any, on the enrollments of American students abroad so far--but that, looking to the future, there are real reasons for concern." Read more...

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