@Rochester: Jan. 14, 2009
Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 11°
Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 7°
In Today's Issue
- President Seligman Envisions Progress Despite Economic Challenges
- Duncan Moore Named IEEE Fellow
- Professor Will Discuss His New Book on TV Program Today
- Strong Receives International Quality Designation for Nursing
- Latest HR Intercom Newsletter Available Online
- Registration Open for Soccer, Volleyball Leagues
- Event Highlight: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
- Rochester in the News: Miriam Weber on Hormone Replacement Therapy
- In Higher Education: New Grants Have More Takers but Are Still Below Goals
News and Announcements
President Seligman Envisions Progress Despite Economic Challenges
President Seligman anticipates the year ahead to be one of continued progress and momentum in spite of sizeable challenges posed by the current economic downturn. As he reflects back on past-year achievements of faculty, staff, students, and alumni in his January address to the University community, he also points to "a reinvigorated effort" on a national scale to bolster cutting-edge work at leading research universities. "There should be no question that the current economic crisis is unprecedented in the post–World War II period and will slow implementation of aspects of our strategic plans. But the larger point is this. We remain on track. Our aspirations have not changed. We will continue to progress." Read the full address…
Duncan Moore Named IEEE Fellow
Duncan Moore, professor of optics, biomedical engineering, and business administration, has been named a Fellow of the IEEE, one of the world's leading professional organizations for technology advancement. Read more...
Professor Will Discuss His New Book on TV Program Today
Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, will be a guest on 13 WHAM-TV today, Jan. 14, around 8:15 a.m. He will discuss his new book, The Constant Fire,
which tackles the acrimonious debate between science and religion.
Strong Receives International Quality Designation for Nursing
Strong Memorial Hospital has been redesignated as a Nursing Magnet Hospital, the highest and most prestigious honor an organization can receive for excellence in nursing and quality patient care. Read more...
Latest HR Intercom Newsletter Available Online
The January issue of HR Intercom
is available. The newsletter includes up-to-date information about Human Resources programs.
Registration Open for Soccer, Volleyball Leagues
Registration for Medical Center indoor intramural volleyball and soccer leagues is open through Jan. 23. Games will begin Feb. 2. All leagues are co-ed and played at the Fitness & Wellness Center, but membership is not required. Register online
Rochester in the News
ABC News (Jan. 13)
"HRT Shrinks the Brain"
Two studies found that while hormone therapy is linked with brain shrinkage, it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in women. "These are a nice companion to cognitive studies reported earlier," says Miriam Weber, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and of neurology. Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 13)
"New Grants Have More Takers but Are Still Below Goals"
"Participation in the federal Academic Competitiveness and National Smart Grant programs grew significantly in the last academic year, though not as much as the Education Department had hoped, suggesting that the programs are still struggling to gain their footing more than two years after the first grants were awarded." Read more...
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