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In Today's Issue

  • New Fund to Aid Technology Commercialization
  • Researchers Target HIV-Related Brain Difficulties
  • Patient Personality Hinders Detection of Depression
  • Jazz Great to Join Eastman Ensembles in Concert
  • Roselinde Torres to Give Sands Leadership Lecture
  • Visual Art in Undergrad Research Contest Announced

News and Announcements

New Fund to Aid Technology Commercialization
The University announces a new program to foster the continued development of promising new technologies. The Technology Development Fund will award funding to scientists in an effort to help advance a technology closer to the stage where it can be transferred to the market. The program, which will conduct two rounds of funding per year, is now actively soliciting proposals. The deadline for application is Oct. 25.

Researchers Target HIV-Related Brain Difficulties
During the last two decades, scientists and doctors have developed a potent mix of medications that nearly stops HIV in its tracks for most patients. But an assault in the brain continues despite treatment. Harris "Handy" Gelbard, director of the Center for Neural Development and Disease, leads a team of scientists intent on developing the world’s first treatment designed specifically to prevent or ease the neurological effects of HIV.

Patient Personality Hinders Detection of Depression
Patient personality affects the accuracy of reports by friends and family members of mood history and symptoms and can cause missed diagnoses of depression, according Medical Center researchers.

Jazz Great to Join Eastman Ensembles in Concert
Legendary composer, conductor, trombonist, and teacher Bob Brookmeyer returns to the Eastman School for a concert featuring his music and the U.S. premiere of one of his works. Brookmeyer will perform with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Kodak Hall.

Roselinde Torres Will Give Sands Leadership Lecture
Roselinde Torres, partner and managing director of the New York office for the Boston Consulting Group, will deliver the fifth Sands Leadership Lecture at the Simon School on Monday, Oct. 18. A long-term advisor to senior executives and boards on leadership issues, team effectiveness, organization design and culture change, Torres has consulted for a wide range of industries.

Visual Art in Undergrad Research Contest Announced
The Office of Undergraduate Research is sponsoring the second annual Visual Art in Undergraduate Research Competition. Undergraduate research art is defined as compelling visual imagery or objects that are intellectually engaging and have a direct correlation to a student’s research agenda. Entries are due by midnight on Tuesday, March 15. Details are available at

Oct. 8, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Windy, High 67°
Mostly Sunny, High 61°
Today's Event Highlight
Second Friday Science Social
4 p.m. Case Method Room (1-9576), Medical Center.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Oct. 5)
'Microfarm at the U of R'
Undergraduates Caitlin Smigelski and Annalise Kjolhede discuss the student-run microfarm near Whipple Park. Watch the video...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 6)
'How to Help Students Complete a Degree On Time'
Speakers at a conference that opened here on Wednesday discussed policies and practices that states and colleges are using or considering to help more students complete an undergraduate degree or credential in a timely way. Read more...

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