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@Rochester: Feb. 11, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 11, 2009

Today's Forecast: PM Rain, High 60°

Tomorrow: Rain/Snow/Wind, High 42°

In Today's Issue

  • Genome-Wide Analysis Yields Clues to Leukemia
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner on Radio Show Prior to University Appearance
  • IT Computer Sales Offers Valentine's Special
  • Graduate Head Resident Sought
  • Quilt Raffle Supports Cancer Screenings
  • Skin Protection Tips for Vacationers Headed South
  • Talk Demystifies Prior Art Searches
  • Event Highlight: African-American Art Display and Black History Month
  • Rochester in the News: Daven Presgraves on Speciation Genes
  • In Higher Education: Politicians Praise and Pressure Colleges

News and Announcements

Genome-Wide Analysis Yields Clues to Leukemia

In a collaborative study, scientists performed a genome-wide expression analysis comparing highly enriched normal blood stem cells and leukemic stem cells. The results may help identify several new pathways that have a key role in cancer development. Read more...

Pulitzer Prize Winner on Radio Show Prior to University Appearance

Philip Schultz will be a guest on WXXI's 1370 Connection with Bob Smith at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 11. Schultz, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, has written extensively about growing up in Rochester during the 1950s. He'll give a talk tonight at 7 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room at Rush Rhees Library. Read more about Schultz in a Feb. 10 article in the Democrat and Chronicle

IT Computer Sales Offers Valentine's Special

University IT Computer Sales is offering a Valentine's special while supplies last. Purchase an Apple MB466LL/A 13-inch MacBook laptop (2.0GHz 2GB/160GB/SuperDrive) and get an additional $100 off and a free HP DeskJet F4280 all-in-one printer. 

Graduate Head Resident Sought

The Office for Residential Life and Housing is seeking applicants for the Graduate Head Resident position for the 2009-10 academic year. Graduate Head Residents are full-time Rochester graduate students who live in undergraduate residence halls where they work to build healthy and inclusive residential communities. The position is open to any graduate student enrolled full-time in Fall 2009. The application deadline is March 30. For more information or application information, e-mail 

Quilt Raffle Supports Cancer Screenings

An art quilt is being raffled off to benefit programs for cancer screening, detection and treatment through the Health Partnership of Monroe County. Tickets, which are $2 each or $5 for three, will be sold from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the south entrance of the House of Six Nations Cafeteria at the Medical Center. The drawing will be held Feb. 14. Read more...

Skin Protection Tips for Vacationers Headed South

If you're headed south for the upcoming school break, don't forget to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays during your vacation. Read more...

Talk Demystifies Prior Art Searches

Katherine McGuire, an attorney from Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, will give a talk called "Staying In the Know—Prior Art Searches" on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9995) at the Medical Center. This lecture is part of the F.I.R.E. lecture series. Refreshments provided. 


Wednesday, Feb. 11

African-American Network Art Display: Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (See more Black History Month events.)

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Rochester in the News

New York Times (Feb. 9)

"Genes Offer New Clues in Old Debate on Species' Origins"

On Friday, Daven Presgraves, professor of biology, and colleagues published a paper in the journal Science identifying the latest speciation gene to be discovered. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 10)

"Politicians Praise and Pressure Colleges"

"Despite the promise of a stimulus package, the U.S. education secretary and a key Republican senator tell higher ed leaders that they must change—possibly to avoid fate of U.S. auto industry" Read more...

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