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University of Rochester News (September 15, 2008) 09/15/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Sept. 15, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 15, 2008

Today's Forecast: Showers, High 65°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 69°

In Today's Issue

  • Pollster John Zogby to Discuss Book, Presidential Campaign
  • World Music Series Presents Sounds of Africa
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Hosts Breast Health Education Event
  • Annual Benefits Expo Kicks Off Sept. 16
  • Refunds for Postponed Mike Henry Talk
  • Thomas Wahl Jr. to Teach Young Entrepreneurs
  • Event Highlight: Simon School Fall Quarter Begins
  • Rochester in the News: Craig Jordan's Research on Cancer Stem Cells
  • In Higher Education: Making the Case for Private Colleges

News and Announcements

Pollster John Zogby to Discuss Book, Presidential Campaign

The future looks bright for America, according to famed interpreter of public opinion John Zogby, who will talk about his new book The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Welles-Brown Room. Read more...

World Music Series Presents Sounds of Africa

Two legendary performers of traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe launch this season's World Music Series at the Eastman School in a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Kilbourn Hall. Read more...

Wilmot Cancer Center Hosts Breast Health Education Event

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center will offer information about the myths surrounding breast cancer, what can be done to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, and how to make sure a breast cancer is detected as early as possible during a free education program set for Saturday, Oct. 4. Read more...

Annual Benefits Expo Kicks Off Sept. 16

The 2008 Benefits Expo will take place Sept. 16-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be information on benefit options, health and wellness initiatives, freebies, and raffle prizes. In addition, faculty and staff and their spouses or domestic partners who are covered under University Health Care Plans can receive a free biometric screening if they have not already done so this year. Read more...

Information about Refunds for Postponed Henry Talk

To receive a refund for last Friday's postponed Mike Henry talk, bring your ticket to the Common Connection between Monday, Sept. 15, and Friday, Sept. 19. No refunds will be given after 5 p.m. on Sept. 19. 

Thomas Wahl Jr. to Teach Young Entrepreneurs

Local financier Thomas R. Wahl Jr. has been named the new instructor for the University's Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) class of 2009. YEA! is a yearlong program that guides middle and high school students in launching their own real business. Read more...


Monday, September 15

Simon School: Fall Quarter Begins.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

The Economist (September 11)

"Cancer Stem Cells: The Root of All Evil?"

Work by Craig Jordan, director of hematologic malignancies translational research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and associate professor of medicine, is cited in a story on promising research that focuses on attacking cancer stem cells as a way to defeat cancer rather than trying to stop the growth of cancerous cells. Jordan and his team are preparing for clinical trials of chemical derived from the feverfew plant that has shown promise for attacking certain cancer stem cells. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (September 12)

"Private Colleges Are Encouraged to Make Their Case on Costs"

"If private colleges are going to convince families that they are worth the cost, they must provide more information about how they spend their money and clearly communicate the benefits of a private-college degree, says a report released on Thursday by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities." Read more...

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