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@Rochester: Dec. 9, 2008

@Rochester: Dec. 9, 2008

Today's Forecast: Rain, High 45°

Tomorrow: Rain/Snow, High 42°

In Today's Issue

  • Chemo Pill Shows Promise for Advanced Lymphoma, Leukemia
  • Multidisciplinary Symposium Celebrates 'Two Schools, One Mission'
  • Breaking the Silence after a Study Ends
  • Counseling Center Hosts Focus Group for Graduate Students
  • Logan Hazen Receives Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award
  • Event Highlight: Chamber Orchestra
  • Rochester in the News: Jack Mottley on Lego Tournament
  • In Higher Education: Alumnus Steven Chu for Secretary of Energy

News and Announcements

Chemo Pill Shows Promise for Advanced Lymphoma, Leukemia

A new chemotherapy pill is showing early success in treating people with stubborn lymphomas, according to scientists at the Medical Center. Read more...

Multidisciplinary Symposium Celebrates 'Two Schools, One Mission'

The continuing partnership between the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be celebrated with a symposium today, Dec. 9, hosted by Deans Rob Clark and Joanna Olmsted. Presentations will be made by University faculty members on the topics of "Energy and Environment," "Economics," and "Expression."  The symposium, entitled "Two Schools, One Mission," will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. 

Breaking the Silence after a Study Ends

In an article published Monday, Medical Center researchers have proposed a novel and effective approach to disseminate the results of clinical trials to study volunteers. Read more...

Counseling Center Hosts Focus Group for Graduate Students

In an effort to tailor mental health resources to graduate students, the University Counseling Center is hosting a focus group on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. in the second floor classroom of the UHS Building. The session is open to all graduate students, and free pizza will be served. RSVP to Maria Saavedra

Logan Hazen Receives Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award

Logan Hazen, director of student services and visiting assistant professor at the Warner School of Education, is the 2008 recipient of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State's Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award for his influence and professional leadership during the past 35 years. Read more...

Events

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Chamber Orchestra: Strong Auditorium. 8 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Dec. 8)

"Rochester-Area Students Tackle Global Issue with Lego Robot"

"It was partly because climate change is something they should be learning about," says Jack Mottley, chair of the tournament planning committee, about the theme of Sunday's Finger Lakes FIRST Lego League Championship Tournament, held on the River Campus. Mottley, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, says the competition is "also about using technology and a systematic approach to solving these problems." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (Dec. 5)

"The New Team: Steven Chu"

Nobel laureate Steven Chu '70 is being considered for Secretary of Energy in the Barack Obama administration. According to the New York Times profile, Chu would bring to the job: "Impeccable credentials in science management and as an experimental physicist; he shared the 1997 Nobel prize in physics. Dr. Chu, an Asian-American, would also bring diversity to the cabinet." Read more...

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