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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Senior Named a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist
  • Recognize a Dedicated Colleague or Team
  • Strong Memorial Gets ‘Gold Rating’ for Cardiac Care
  • Biologist Awarded Cancer Center’s Top Honor
  • Community Artist Receives Lillian Fairchild Award
  • Mobile Device Safety Reminders
  • Meeting Covers Study Abroad Program in Arezzo, Italy

News and Announcements

Rochester Senior Named a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist
Yaneve Fonge ’11, a microbiology and immunology major, has been named a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. Fonge will travel to Boston this week for an interview session with the selection panel. If chosen, Fonge, who also is a member of Rochester's track and field team, would be one of among just 32 American students selected to study at the University of Oxford.

Recognize a Dedicated Colleague or Team
Nominations for two staff awards─the Witmer Award for Distinguished Service and the Meliora Award─are being accepted through Jan. 20, 2011. The Witmer Award is intended as a "lifetime achievement" award, recognizing staff members for their accomplishments, leadership, and dedication to the University over the course of their career. The Meliora Award recognizes staff members whose work performance over the past year exemplifies the University's motto, Meliora, or "ever better." Full- and part-time active staff members from any division of the University are eligible for both awards. Details and nomination materials are available online.

Strong Memorial Gets ‘Gold Rating’ for Cardiac Care
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have recognized Strong Memorial Hospital for providing the highest quality cardiac care.

Biologist Awarded Cancer Center’s Top Honor
Dirk Bohmann, a molecular biologist and geneticist, has received the 2010 Davey Memorial Award for outstanding cancer research. The award was presented during the Wilmot Cancer Center’s 15th annual Scientific Symposium, which celebrates the leading-edge cancer research of Medical Center physicians and scientists.

Community Artist Receives Lillian Fairchild Award
The Department of English has named artist and community arts activist Shawn Dunwoody the recipient of the 2010 Lillian Fairchild Award. Dunwoody was chosen for his multifaceted involvement in the Rochester artistic community and efforts to bring the arts and underserved communities.
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Mobile Device Safety Reminders
University IT reminds you to take the same precautions on mobile devices that you would with your computer with regard to messaging and online safety. Here are some tips for protecting yourself when using mobile devices. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to

Meeting Covers Study Abroad Program in Arezzo, Italy
Renato Perucchio, a professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering; David Walsh, a professor of art history and history; and Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio, an associate professor of Italian and academic director of the Arezzo study abroad program, will discuss the program and the new features for 2011 during a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, in the Robbins Library.

Nov. 15, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 54°
Showers, High 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Lecture: “So You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur...”
4:30 p.m. Schlegel Hall, Room 407.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (Nov. 12)
Grant Will Help Improve Senior Care
The Medical Center's Division of Geriatrics and Aging will use a $1 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to teach other medical professionals about the needs of seniors in order to improve their comprehensive care. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 11)
For-Profit Colleges May Be at Brink of a Major Reset
Companies are seeing slower enrollment growth, tempering expectations, and adopting new strategies. Analysts say this is just the beginning. Read more...

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