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University of Rochester News (September 11, 2008) 09/11/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Sept. 11, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 11, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 75°

Tomorrow: Scattered Thunderstorms, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Joins Science Coalition in Honoring Senator Schumer
  • Simon Establishes Admission Partnership with Holy Cross
  • Sept. 11 Remembrance at Interfaith Chapel
  • Barry Goldstein Talks about Sept. 11 on 1370 Connection
  • Talk: 'Public Disclosure—What It Is and What It Isn't'
  • Event Highlight: Art at 11 Lecture
  • Sports Buzz: Fill Fauver on Sept. 13, Men's Tennis, Women's Soccer
  • Rochester in the News: Kristin Skinner on Self-Exams among Women
  • In Higher Education: Faculty Get Bonuses for Meeting Goals

News and Announcements

Seligman Joins Science Coalition in Honoring Senator Schumer

President Seligman joined a delegation of representatives from New York research universities and Science Coalition members on Capitol Hill Wednesday at an event honoring Senator Charles Schumer. Seligman presented Schumer with the Science Coalition's "Champion of Science" award in recognition of "his strong and continued advocacy for basic research funding." (See Rochester Business Journal coverage.) Read more...

Simon Establishes Admission Partnership with Holy Cross

The Simon School and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., are forming a direct admission partnership to encourage undergraduates to pursue an M.B.A. at Simon immediately following their studies. Read more...

September 11 Remembrance at Interfaith Chapel

The Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus will be open for meditation from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. today to remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. A single candle will be lighted in their honor. 

Barry Goldstein Talks about September 11 on 1370 Connection

Barry Goldstein, associate professor of medical humanities and associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, will talk about Sept. 11, 2001, with Bob Smith on WXXI-AM radio's 1370 Connection at 1 p.m. today. An accomplished photographer, Goldstein was teaching at the NYU Medical School in 2001, and he took photographs that day and later published a book of photographs titled Being There. Read more...

Talk: 'Public Disclosure—What It Is and What It Isn't'

Patent attorney Christopher Blank discusses the issues invovled in the public disclosure of an invention during a talk today at 9 a.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room at the Medical Center. The talk is part of the monthly F.I.R.E. (For Inventors, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs) Series of the Medical Center's Office of Technology Transfer. Read more...


Thursday, September 11

Art at 11 Lecture Artist Melissa Sarat. Memorial Art Gallery. 11 a.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Field Hockey: Sept. 13—Utica. Fauver Stadium. 7 p.m. (Part of the Students' Association "Fill Fauver/Pack the Palestra" campaign.)

Men's Tennis: Flower City Tournament, through Sept. 14. Peter Lyman Tennis Courts.

Women's Soccer: Sept. 13—Union College. Fauver Stadium. 1 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (September 10 )

"Women May Face Confusion about Need for Breast Self-Exams"

Kristin Skinner, director of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the Wilmot Cancer Center, talks about the role self-exams play in detecting breast cancer among women. "Does it save huge numbers of lives? No," says Skinner, but notes that self-exams are important for women who do not get mammograms and for other groups of women. Read more...

In Higher Education

Associated Press (September 10)

"Kent State Faculty Get Bonuses for Meeting Goals"

"Kent State University is offering financial bonuses to professors if they help student retention numbers and attract more research dollars, an incentive usually given to school presidents and top administrators." Read more...

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