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@Rochester: Jan. 9, 2009

@Rochester: Jan. 9, 2009

Today's Forecast: Few Snow Showers, High 24°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 23°

In Today's Issue

  • Nose-Spray Vaccine Against Botulism Effective in Early Tests
  • Medical Center, Lighthouse Biosciences Awarded U.S. Patent
  • Health Care Discussion to Provide Input for Obama Transition Team
  • Why Bladder Cancer Is Deadlier for Some
  • Rochester City Students Receive PLUS Scholarships
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Community Chamber Singers
  • Rochester in the News: Seligman on SEC Confirmation Hearings, David Primo on Election Spending
  • In Higher Education: A Call for Assessment—of the Right Kind

News and Announcements

Nose-Spray Vaccine Against Botulism Effective in Early Tests

A study by Medical Center researchers finds that a new nasal-spray vaccine provides complete protection against a major botulism toxin. Read more...

Medical Center Awarded U.S. Patent for Diagnostic Technology

The Medical Center has received a U.S. patent for a diagnostic technology that can rapidly and accurately screen for organisms such as bacteria and other infectious agents. Lighthouse Biosciences, L.L.C., a Rochester-based life sciences company, is the exclusive worldwide license holder of the technology. Read more...

Health Care Discussion to Provide Input for Obama Transition Team

Faculty and staff are invited to a small-group community discussion about the nation's health care system Thursday, Jan. 15. Ideas and suggestions from the session, part of a network of discussions around the nation organized by President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, will be sent to the new administration's health policy team. Read more...

Why Bladder Cancer Is Deadlier for Some

Bladder cancer is much more likely to be deadly for women and African Americans, but the reasons long believed to explain the phenomenon account for only part of the differences for such patients when compared to their white and male counterparts, according to new findings by Medical Center researchers. Read more...

Rochester City Students Receive PLUS Scholarships

Ten students from the Rochester City School District have been awarded PLUS scholarships to enroll in undergraduate courses through the University's Taste of College program. Read more...


Friday, Jan. 9

Eastman Community Chamber Singers: Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (Jan. 7)

"SEC Nominee to Face Tough Questions at Confirmation Hearing"

President Seligman comments on Mary Schapiro, President-elect Barack Obama's pick for chair at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, who will take questions from the Senate Banking Committee during a confirmation hearing on Jan. 15. Regarding her role in the 2007 consolidation of the National Association of Security Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange self-regulatory organization, Seligman says: "She did a magnificent job both persuading the constituents to support this and then coordinating the consolidation of the two." Read more...

Bloomberg (Jan. 8)

"Spending on U.S. Elections Rose to Record $4.1 Billion in 2008"

The bill for the 2008 U.S. elections has been paid, and it comes out to a record $4.1 billion—almost $20 per registered voter. "The number is a reflection of the robust elections we have in the United States," says David Primo, associate professor of political science. "It is something to be celebrated." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 7)

"A Call for Assessment—of the Right Kind"

"The Association of American Colleges and Universities has persistently prodded academic leaders to take seriously the need to look within and improve the teaching and learning that takes place in their classrooms." Read more...

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