In Today’s Issue
- Presidential Diversity Award Winners Named
- MLK Commemorative Address Tonight
- Researchers: Leukemia Cells Are ‘Bad to the Bone’
- Medical Center Staffer Shares His Survival Story
- Rochester Team’s Article Most Viewed in Biotech Journal
- Talk Covers Future of Journalism in Electronic Age
- Lecture: Moving through the Art World
- Artists Wanted for M&T Bank Clothesline Festival
News and Announcements
Presidential Diversity Award Winners Named
The Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity (CACHED), led by senior director Adrienne Morgan, and John Fetter, assistant professor of music education at the Eastman School, have been named 2012 Presidential Diversity Award recipients. They were honored at a reception hosted by President Joel Seligman Thursday and will be publicly recognized at 6 p.m. tonight as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address in Strong Auditorium.
MLK Commemorative Address Tonight
Michael Eric Dyson will deliver the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at 6 p.m. tonight in Strong Auditorium. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, also will be streamed live over the web at www.rochester.edu/news/live. In addition, a Black History Month book display, featuring books by Dyson and other authors on African American culture and history, is available near the Rush Rhees Library circulation desk until the end of February.
Researchers: Leukemia Cells Are ‘Bad to the Bone’
Medical Center researchers have discovered new links between leukemia cells and cells involved in bone formation, offering a fresh perspective on how the blood cancer progresses and raising the possibility that therapies for bone disorders could help in the treatment of leukemia.
Medical Center Staffer Shares His Survival Story
The nation will hear about a Medical Center employee’s fight for survival this Sunday night, through an episode of the TV series I Survived. Johnny Fahner-Vihtelic, now deputy director of the Medical Center’s Office of Technology Transfer, will share the story of how he survived for 16 days being trapped in his car after it plummeted 150 feet down a ravine in Washington’s Cascade Mountains.
Rochester Team’s Article Most Viewed in Biotech Journal
A review article by scientists at the Medical Center for the journal BioTechniques was the journal’s most-viewed article in 2011. The article is designed as a guide for scientists making measurements of mitochondria, structures that churn out the energy that cells need to survive.
Talk Covers Future of Journalism in Electronic Age
Brad Stenger ’90, developer advocate for The New York Times, gives a talk on the future of journalism in the age of electronic media at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.
Lecture: Moving through the Art World
Jessica Holmes ’99 will present the Rosalyn A. Engelman Lecture in Art History at 4 p.m. today in Morey 321. She will speak about her experiences in the art world, her research, and the advancement of her career. Holmes is curator of Tommy Evans: Inside the Revolution, an exhibition currently open in the pasSAGE Gallery, near Gleason Library.
Artists Wanted for M&T Bank Clothesline Festival
Artists from across New York state are invited to apply for spaces at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, which takes place Sept. 8 and 9 at the Memorial Art Gallery. Download an application. The application deadline is Friday, March 23, with space assignments mailed Monday, June 11.
Jan. 27, 2012
Weekend Event Highlight
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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Jan. 25)
University of Rochester Extends Benefits Coverage
The University announced plans to extend benefits to all domestic partners of its employees. The change will cover opposite-sex and same-sex couples on July 1. Also reported by City Newspaper
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YNN (Jan .26)
Seligman Speaks at Economic Breakfast
The Rochester Home Builder’s Association, Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, and Mortgage Bankers Association held an economic breakfast Wednesday morning at Locust Hill Country Club. The featured speaker of the event was University President Joel Seligman, who holds a spot on the Kodak board of trustees and is the cochair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
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