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@Rochester: Sept. 19, 2008

@Rochester: Sept. 19, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 70°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 76°

In Today's Issue

  • Novel Anti-Cancer Mechanism Found in Long-Lived Rodents
  • Slide Show: University Honors Holders of Named Professorships
  • Simon School Welcomes Students with Convocation Ceremony
  • UHS Building Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 'Think Safe': Security Services Publish Annual Compliance Report
  • Event Highlight: Courage Bowl
  • Rochester in the News: Colleen Fogarty Writes about Insomia in Children
  • In Higher Education: Pell Grants Said to Face a Shortfall

News and Announcements

Novel Anti-Cancer Mechanism Found in Long-Lived Rodents

Biologists at the University of Rochester have found that small-bodied rodents with long lifespans have evolved a previously unknown anticancer mechanism that appears to be different from any anticancer mechanisms employed by humans or other large mammals. Read more...

Slide Show: University Honors Holders of Named Professorships

The University honored faculty in a gala ceremony Thursday to recognize those who hold named professorships or have achieved other distinction. President Joel Seligman and Provost Ralph Kuncl hosted the event at the Memorial Art Gallery. View photos of a few of the honorees. 

Simon School Welcomes Students with Convocation Ceremony

Simon School Dean Mark Zupan, University administrators, and Simon faculty will welcome the M.B.A. Classes of 2009 and 2010 during the school's convocation at noon today in Strong Auditorium. Read more...

UHS Building Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marked the opening of the new University Health Service building, a facility that brings together UHS medical care services, physical therapy, health promotion, and administrative offices, and the University Counseling Center. Read more...

'Think Safe': Security Services Publish Annual Compliance Report

Security's annual compliance document, Think Safe, is available online. A copy of Think Safe will be mailed to all faculty and staff in October. 

Events

Saturday, Sept. 20

Courage Bowl: Football vs. St. John Fisher, Fauver Stadium, 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (September 18)

"Helping Children Who Suffer from Insomnia"

"A surprisingly large number of children have insomnia, defined as difficulty falling or staying asleep," writes Colleen Fogarty, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, in a guest columnn. "Insomnia is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Understanding the underlying problem allows parents to seek appropriate solutions." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (September 17)

"Pell Grants Said to Face a Shortfall of $6 Billion"

"Battered by a worsening economy, college students are seeking federal financial aid in record numbers this year, leading Bush administration officials to warn Congress that the most important federal aid program, Pell Grants, may need up to $6 billion in additional taxpayer funds next year." Read more...

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