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  • Center for Advanced Technology Names New Leaders
  • Video: Student Athletes Promote Literacy
  • Lecture Covers Partnering and Licensing
  • Movie Tells Story of Teens and Entrepreneurship
  • Eating and Drinking Rules in the Workplace

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Center for Advanced Technology Names New Leaders
Mark Bocko, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the new director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), a state-funded center that stimulates high-tech business growth by providing support for research collaboration between university researchers and area businesses. Paul Ballentine, a clean energy business consultant, becomes the associate director for business development.

Video: Student Athletes Promote Literacy
The Yellowjackets joined nearly 400 athletes from seven local colleges in the Giant Read last week. The event was part of the "Read: Hope in Action" program, which promotes literacy in city schools. Watch the video of students and library staff befriending first graders at John Walton Spencer School No. 16, and reading The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord.

Lecture Covers Partnering and Licensing
The FIRE Lecture Series continues this month with a presentation called “So You Want to Make a Deal...? Partnering and Licensing with Bio/Pharma and Others,” led by Bruce Pratt, vice president for science development at Genzyme Corporation. His talk begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) at the Medical Center. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert

Movie Tells Story of Teens and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship is sponsoring a free showing of Ten9Eight Shoot for the Moon today at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, the documentary tells the stories of several inner-city teens as they compete in an annual business plan competition. No registration is required and tickets will be available at the door. This event is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Eating and Drinking Rules in the Workplace
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have incorporated “No Food or Drink” language into various regulations and safety manuals. But is it wise to entirely prohibit eating and drinking in the workplace? Break rooms, coffee funds, meeting room treats, or snacking in the office can contribute to better productivity and increased morale. Where can food be consumed safely? The Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health and Safety offers some guidelines.

Nov. 10, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 49°
Sunny, High 54°
Today's Event Highlight
Russian Studies Lecture
7 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Nov. 1)
1370 Connection: Esther Conwell
Host Bob Smith talks with Esther Conwell, a professor of chemistry, whose pioneering work in electronics helped make the information revolution possible, and who was recently recognized with the President's National Medal of Science. Listen here...

In Higher Education
Boston Globe (Nov. 8)
Colleges Aim to Revive the Humanities
The leaders of many prestigious universities are increasingly espousing the virtues of the humanities in speeches on campus and abroad. Read more...

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