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In Today's Issue

  • Lack of Vitamin D: More Ties to Breast, Colon Cancer
  • Technology Development Fund Applications Due Monday
  • Talk on National, Regional Economic Challenges
  • Info Session for Alternative Energy Master's Program
  • New Issue of Innovations Available
  • Donations Sought for Book Sale
  • Charting Your Course: A Financial Guide for Women

News and Announcements

Lack of Vitamin D: More Ties to Breast, Colon Cancer
Two new vitamin D studies from the Medical Center suggest intriguing connections between a deficiency of D and breast and colon cancer, particularly among African Americans.

Technology Development Fund Applications Due Monday
Applications for the first of two annual funding cycles for the Technology Development Fund are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25. The next funding cycle will end at 5 p.m. on April 29, 2011. The fund promotes the translation of research into commercial applications by supporting technical and administrative staff salaries, equipment, and supplies. Funds are awarded to advance promising University technologies that have been disclosed—or are simultaneously disclosed with Technology Development Fund application—to the Offices of Technology Transfer. Qualified applicants include faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, or staff members. Applications and additional information may be found here.

Talk on National, Regional Economic Challenges
William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will discuss some of the economic challenges facing the nation and the upstate New York region on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Dudley will take questions from the audience after his talk. The event is free and open to the public.

Info Session for Alternative Energy Master's Program
Learn about the Master of Science in Alternative Energy degree program during an information session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in 202 Gavett Hall. Hong Yang, director of the program, will host the session. Part-time or full-time study options are available. To register, e-mail or call 275-4913.

New Issue of Innovations Available
View the latest issue of Innovations, the entrepreneurship newsletter that covers stories across all schools and campuses. You may also stop by the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall, to pick up a hard copy. Sign up online to be mailed a copy on a regular basis. Those who previously signed up should expect the newsletter to arrive by the first week of November.

Donations Sought for Book Sale
The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries and the River Campus Libraries will hold their Spring Book Sale on March 2 and 3 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. If you have books you wish to donate, call 275-4461, to schedule a delivery time. Donated books that are not needed for the Libraries’ collections will benefit the Friends of the UR Libraries through their sales, or be sent to BetterWorldBooks for redistribution to their literacy partners around the world.

Charting Your Course: A Financial Guide for Women
A TIAA-CREF representative will present an educational session geared for women and how they can make the most of their money throughout all phases of their lifetime. Sessions will be held on Friday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons, and at noon in K-207 Auditorium (2-6408) at the Medical Center.

Oct. 22, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 48°
Mostly Cloudy, High 59°
Today's Event Highlight
Club Rochester: 'Night of the Living Deans'
4 to 5:30 p.m., Meliora, Salon D.

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Rochester in the News
WHEC-TV (Oct. 20)
'Purple is the Color of the Day'
Spirit Day, a day to remember the teens and young adults who have committed suicide recently because of anti-gay bullying, started on the Internet and caught on at the University. “I wanted to give a voice to the invisible people who may not be out of the closet,” said Andrew Moran, president of PRIDE Network. Read more...

In Higher Education
NPR (Oct. 20)
'Colleges More Diverse, But Racial Gaps Persist'
While U.S. colleges have grown more racially diverse in recent years, minority students—especially Hispanics—still lag behind on key measures of academic progress, a new report says. Read more...

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