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@Rochester: September 9, 2008

@Rochester: September 9, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy with T-Storms, High 70°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 65°

In Today's Issue

  • School of Medicine Gets $11.5M for Wilmot Research
  • First Recipients of Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Announced
  • Rochester Psychologist Featured on WXXI Today at Noon
  • View the Latest Issue of HR Intercom
  • Warner School Information Session
  • Tai Chi Offered at the Medical Center
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Curt Smith on John McCain's Challenge
  • In Higher Education: Voter Registration by Students

News and Announcements

School of Medicine Gets $11.5M for Wilmot Research

The School of Medicine and Dentistry has received an $11.5 million National Cancer Institute grant to support the expansion of lymphoma research and clinical trials at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The highly competitive Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant fuels translational research projects designed to quickly advance findings from the laboratory to clinic setting to improve care and find cures. Read more...

First Recipients of Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards Announced

Six research projects at the University have been selected as recipients of the first Provost's Multidisciplinary Awards. In 2007 President Seligman established an initiative providing $250,000 each year to support faculty research that crosses disciplines, either within one or across two or more schools. Read more...

Rochester Psychologist Featured on WXXI Today at Noon

Psychology Professor Richard Ryan will talk about what his research reveals about happiness on WXXI's 1370 Connection with host Bob Smith today at noon. 

View the Latest Issue of HR Intercom

View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs and resources. 

Warner School Information Session

Learn more about the Warner School of Education's certificate, master's, and doctoral programs during an information session on Wednesday, September 10, at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 275-3950, e-mail admissions@warner.rochester.edu, or visit www.rochester.edu/warner

Tai Chi Offered at the Medical Center

Tai Chi classes are being offered at the Fitness & Wellness Center on Wednesdays beginning September 24.  For more information, visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/wellness or call 275-2437. 

Events

Tuesday, September 9

Understanding the University's Retirement Program: Louise Slaughter Room, Medical Center. 1-2 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

The Buffalo News (September 8)

"McCain's Challenge: Overcome the Legacy"

"Eight weeks before Election Day, George W. Bush remains the Republican Party’s albatross. Forget the 800-pound gorilla: 'W' is John McCain's 190-pound ball and chain," writes Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the English department, in an opinion piece. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (September 7)

"Voter Registration by Students Raises Cloud of Consequences"

"The widespread practice of students' registering to vote at their college address has set off a fracas in Virginia, a battleground state in the presidential election." Read more...

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