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@Rochester: Nov. 26, 2008

@Rochester: Nov. 26, 2008

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@Rochester Returns Monday: Look for the next issue on Monday, Dec. 1. Happy Thanksgiving!

In Today's Issue

  • $2.7M Boosts Effort to Create the Big View of Cancer
  • Pianist Stephen Hough Will Perform, Host Master Class
  • Philly Fed President to Give 30th Economic Seminar
  • Jazz Saxophonist Dave Glasser Is Guest Artist-in-Residence
  • Volunteers Needed for Wilmot Fundraiser
  • Event Highlight: Exhibition Tour—Russian Icons
  • Sports Buzz: Men's Basketball at Home
  • Rochester in the News: Robert Gross on Epileptic Seizures
  • In Higher Education: Presidents of Colleges Give Back Some Pay

News and Announcements

$2.7M Boosts Effort to Create the Big View of Cancer

The National Cancer Institute has awarded $2.7 million to Hartmut "Hucky" Land, scientific director of the Wilmot Cancer Center and chair of the Department of Biomedical Genetics, to study the genes behind colon cancer. Read more...

Pianist Stephen Hough Will Perform, Host Master Class

Internationally known pianist Stephen Hough will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, as part of the Kilbourn Concert Series at the Eastman School. A master class with Hough is also scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Louis Ciminelli Lounge of the Eastman Student Living Center. The class is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Read more...

Philly Fed President to Give 30th Economic Seminar

Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former dean and professor at the Simon Graduate School of Business, will present his 30th annual economic seminar at noon on Dec. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Plosser will share his views on current economic conditions and what can be expected in the coming year. Read more...

Jazz Saxophonist Dave Glasser Is Guest Artist-in-Residence

Dave Glasser joins the Eastman Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, for a concert of student compositions and the music of Duke Ellington. Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Wilmot Fundraiser

Volunteers are needed for a new fundraiser for the Wilmot Cancer Center through the holiday season. The Piece of the Cure event will be held at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center, Eastview Mall, and Marketplace Mall. Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. To volunteer at Marketplace, e-mail Mark Kokanovich; Eastview, Laurie Stone; or Greece Ridge, jpwcc@admin.rochester.edu. Or call 276-4717. Read more...

Events

Friday, Nov. 28

Exhibition Tour: Russian Icons: Memorial Art Gallery. 2 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

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

Men's Basketball: 
Nov. 29. Holiday Inn Classic. Elmira. 8 p.m.
Nov. 30. Holiday Inn Classic. Lycoming. 3 p.m.
Dec. 3. RIT. 7 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Business Week (Nov. 24)

"Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered"

"This opens a window to a mechanism that we hadn't really seen in this way," says Robert Gross, director of the Strong Epilepsy Center. "But I'm not sure it gets us exactly where it needs us to be with human treatment." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Nov. 22)

"Presidents of Colleges Give Back Some Pay"

After The Chronicle of Higher Education published its survey of university presidents' pay, several presidents said that they would give back part of their pay or forgo their raises. Read more...

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