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In Today's Issue

  • Vitamin D + TB Vaccine: Allies Against Bladder Cancer?
  • New Pediatric Surgeon Brings Hip Expertise to Region
  • Workshop Examines Entrepreneurship Opportunities
  • Setting the Record Straight on Good Nutrition
  • Meet and Greet with Professional Latino Alliance

News and Announcements

Vitamin D + TB Vaccine: Allies Against Bladder Cancer?
The tuberculosis vaccine is often used as a treatment for bladder cancer, and adding vitamin D might improve the vaccine’s effectiveness, according to new research from the Medical Center presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting.  Read more...

New Pediatric Surgeon Specializes in Hip Disorders
P. Christopher Cook, associate professor of orthopaedics, is a new pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Golisano Children’s Hospital who brings with him highly specialized techniques for treating children and adolescents with complicated hip issues, such as dysplasia. Read more...

Workshop Examines Entrepreneurship Opportunities
Duncan Moore, the Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering and vice provost for entrepreneurship, will give the keynote address at an entrepreneurship workshop planned from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 25, in the Helen Wood Hall auditorium. Moore’s talk will be followed by three mini-talks from business leaders and professionals. The discussion will focus on entrepreneurship opportunities for PhD graduates and is open to the University community.

Setting the Record Straight on Good Nutrition
Well-U will sponsor a workshop on "Demystifying Nutrition Myths And Correct Serving Size" from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the Medical Center. The presentation will examine good nutrition and how to use “My plate” and other sources for appropriate serving sizes. To enroll ...

Meet and Greet with Professional Latino Alliance
The Latino Professional Alliance will hold a meet and greet night at D’Mangu Dominican Restaurant at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Open to all University employees, the social event is a casual get-together to learn more about LPA and talk with the board. 



May 22, 2012
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Stress Management Workshop
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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (May 11)
Supercomputer Coming to UR
Research efforts at the University of Rochester received a big boost   when IBM Corp. announced that the university would be one of the first academic institutions in the nation to receive a Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. The Blue Gene/Q will be used by UR's Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation, which has already attracted $84 million in funding using a previous generation supercomputer.

YNN (May 20)
Graduation Day for U of R Students
It was a proud day at the University of Rochester as more than 1,000  undergraduates crossed the stage for the 162nd commencement ceremony. More than 4,000 guests attended the ceremony to see Ruth Simmons, the president of Brown University, give the commencement address.

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