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@Rochester: Nov. 20, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 20, 2008

Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 33°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 28°

In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Explore New Compounds to Target Muscular Dystrophy
  • WXXI Radio and TV Will Highlight Social Entrepreneurship
  • Evolutionary Biologist Wins $875,000 Packard Fellowship
  • New Blood Donor Room Opens Friday
  • Eastman at Washington Square Series Continues Today
  • Warner Professor's New Book Dedicated to the University
  • Event Highlight: RPO Passionate Piano
  • Sports Buzz: Men's, Women's Basketball Host Chuck Resler Tournament
  • Rochester in the News: Alok Khorana on Blood Clot Risk With Cancer Drug
  • In Higher Education: Scholars Turn to Libraries For Publishing Advice

News and Announcements

Scientists Explore New Compounds to Target Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists at the Medical Center have identified a promising set of new compounds in the fight against muscular dystrophy. Read more...

WXXI Radio and TV Will Highlight Social Entrepreneurship

Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship, will talk about social entrepreneurship with Bob Smith on WXXI Radio's 1370 Connection today, Nov. 20, at 12:45 p.m. In addition, a television segment on social entrepreneurship, featuring Duncan Moore and Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year students Mollie Foust, Zachary Kozick, Jonathan Ortloff, and Andrew Slominski, will air tomorrow, Nov. 21, on Need to Know, cable channel 11, at 8:30 p.m. 

Evolutionary Biologist Wins $875,000 Packard Fellowship

Daven Presgraves, assistant professor of biology, has won a David and Lucile Packard Foundation fellowship to explore the genetic basis of the origin of species. Read more...

New Blood Donor Room Opens Friday

The Medical Center will dedicate space to a recurring monthly Red Cross blood drive, beginning Friday, Nov. 21. A dedicated donor room, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Friday of each month, will allow staff and visitors added flexibility as to when they can give blood. Read more...

Eastman at Washington Square Series Continues Today

"Schubert for the Keyboard" is the featured program in the Eastman at Washington Square concert series today at 12:15 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, corner of South Clinton and Court streets. Read more...

Warner Professor's New Book Dedicated to the University

The sixth edition of Professor Emeritus Tyll van Geel's book, Understanding Supreme Court Opinions, was recently released and dedicated to his colleagues and friends at the University. Read more...

Events

Thursday, Nov. 20

International Travel Market: Wilson Commons. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Men's Basketball: 
Friday, Nov. 21: Chuck Resler Tournament. Pitt. Bradford. 8 p.m. Consolation/Championship games are on Saturday, Nov. 22.
Tuesday, Nov. 25: Nazareth. 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball: 
Friday, Nov. 21: Chuck Resler Tournament. Hamilton. 6 p.m. Consolation/Championship games are Saturday, Nov. 22.

Rochester in the News

Forbes (Nov. 17)

"Cancer Drug Ups Risk of Clots in Veins"

"Even though the event rate is not that high, it's still high enough that we need to exercise caution in using the drug" says Alok Khorana, associate professor of medicine, referring to a study showing increased risk of vein clots from the cancer drug Avastin. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 21)

"For Advice on Digital Publishing, Scholars Turn to Campus Libraries"

"Rapidly changing" is the term most often used these days to describe the landscape of scholarly communication. Researchers are looking to libraries to guide them. Read more...

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