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In Today's Issue

  • A Veterans Day Salute
  • Researchers Fight Deadly Viruses With $11.9M Award
  • Scientists Seek Therapy for Rare Cancer
  • Deadline Approaching for Diversity Awards
  • WXXI Special Features Medical Center CEO
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Symposium is Today
  • Lecture Features Entrepreneur and Simon Alumnus
  • Dance Master Classes Offered

News and Announcements

A Veterans Day Salute
In tribute to those who have served the country, the University homepage today honors University veterans from throughout the years. A slideshow also features several faculty, staff, and students who have served in the armed forces.
A Veterans Day service will be held at 4 p.m. today in Memorial Garden in the Residential Quad, on the River Campus. Sponsored by the Interfaith Chapel, NROTC, Catholic Newman Community, Hillel, and the Protestant Chapel Community, the short service will include a few words from the NROTC and University chaplains and the playing of Taps. University support for student veterans also was the focus of an announcement late in late October.

Researchers Fight Deadly Viruses With $11.9M Award
Medical Center researchers will use mathematical modeling to intensify the study of potentially deadly flu viruses, thanks to a five-year, $11.9 million contract from the National Institutes of Health.
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Scientists Seek Therapy for Rare Cancer
Orthopaedic researchers at the Medical Center have identified a new strategy to make a rare soft tissue tumor more sensitive to chemotherapy.
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Deadline Approaching for Diversity Awards
Nominations are being accepted for this year’s Presidential Diversity Awards. Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, units, departments, or teams who have demonstrated leadership in recruitment and retention efforts, teaching, research, multicultural programming, cultural competency, community outreach activities, or other initiatives that promote diversity or inclusion. Nomination materials are available online. The deadline for nominations is at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12

WXXI Special Features Medical Center CEO
WXXI’s national health care series Second Opinion presents a special episode on spinal cord injuries tonight featuring Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk and his wife, Mary. They will share the personal story of Berk's 2009 bicycle accident and resulting spinal cord injury. The program airs at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Get a sneak peek here.

Wilmot Cancer Center Symposium is Today
The 15th annual James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) and Flaum Auditorium at the Medical Center. Keynote speakers include Dirk Bohmann, a professor of genetics, who will receive the Davey Award and give a lecture at 12:30 p.m; and Jeff Rosen, the C.C. Bell Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, who will give the Underberg Lecture at 3 p.m. Sessions are also planned from 9 to 10:20 a.m. and from 10:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lecture Features Entrepreneur and Simon Alumnus
The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Simon School are cosponsoring a lecture by Simon alumnus Daniel Lazarek ’91, CFO and co-owner of Access Insurance Holdings, Inc. The lecture, “So You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur . . . Now or In the Future?,” will take place on Monday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Schlegel Hall, Room 407. A reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Advance registration is required online or by calling 276-3500.

Dance Master Classes Offered
The Program of Dance and Movement presents free workshops with Helanius J. Wilkins, director of Edgeworks Dance Theater, which is performing in Spurrier Dance Studio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. A contemporary dance master class is planned today from 11:05 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and a "Discover Creative Process" master class will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Both are in Spurrier Dance Studio.
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Nov. 11, 2010
Sunny
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 54°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Sunny, High 57°
Today's Event Highlight
Plutzik Series and Neilly Series Lectures
Plutzik Reading Series, Kevin Brockmeier, 5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.
Neilly Series Lecture, Curtis White, 7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
The Independent (Nov. 9)
Future in First Aid: Smart Bandages
Announced on Nov. 1, University researchers are developing a sand-grain-sized silicon wafer that can differentiate between two classes of bacteria, gram-positive and gram-negative, and "stains" them different colors. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 10)
Start-Up Woes for New GI Bill Are Easing
In spite of some problems with delayed checks, colleges and veterans reported a generally favorable response to benefits received over the first year. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Swimming
Nov. 13: 2 p.m., Union.

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