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In Today's Issue

  • New Facility Will Accelerate Stem Cell Research
  • Former Dean Named to SUNY Board of Trustees
  • Work Continues at Mt. Hope and Elmwood
  • Surgeon Demonstrates Robotic Prostate Procedure
  • Tour the Summer Sky at Mees Observatory
  • Well-U Offers Tips on Keeping a Safe Home

News and Announcements

New Facility Will Accelerate Stem Cell Research
The Medical Center has received a $3.3 million grant from the Empire State Stem Cell Board for the construction of a new facility that will enable scientists to produce human stem cells suitable for testing new therapies.

Former Dean Named to SUNY Board of Trustees
Marshall Lichtman, a professor of medicine and of biochemistry and biophysics and former dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been appointed to the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

Work Continues at Mt. Hope and Elmwood
Traffic on Elmwood Avenue, near Mt. Hope Avenue, will be reduced to one lane in each direction through Friday, May 28, while utility crews work on a section of the road between Benfante Appliance Services and CVS.

Surgeon Demonstrates Robotic Prostate Procedure
Jean Joseph, a professor of urology, will remove the cancerous prostate of a Horseheads man during a live demonstration of robotic surgery on Saturday, May 29. The procedure will be viewed at the American Urological Association conference in San Francisco.

Tour the Summer Sky at Mees Observatory
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers free public tours at Mees Observatory, in the Bristol Hills, June through August. Tours and astronomy presentations take place on selected Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning at 8 p.m. If skies are clear, the facility's 24-inch reflecting telescope is used. Tour guides are students and graduates in astronomy. Reservations are required and can be made online.

Well-U Offers Tips on Keeping a Safe Home
Well-U will offer a free information session on maintaining a safe and healthy home from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in the Lower Adolph Auditorium (1-7619) in the Medical Center. E-mail Well-U to register. For more information, call 276-5050.

May 26, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 88°
Chance of Thunderstorms, High 86°
Today's Event Highlight
Palliative Care Conference
K-207 (2-6408) Medical Center, Noon. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
The Wall Street Journal (May 24)
'Lost  Finale: The Ending Explained'
“There are a surprisingly high number of people still saying they were confused by the ending (of Lost), by what this all was, what this all meant. Here’s my initial thoughts,” writes Chad Post, director of Open Letter Books and Three Percent. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 25)
‘Entering the U.S. Market’
The French business school SKEMA’s decision to set up shop in the United States was driven by something a bit emotional. “For European students, America is a dream for them,” says Alice Guilhon, the school’s dean. “And it is a dream for us, to be known in the U.S.” Read more…

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