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University of Rochester News (May 15, 2008) 05/15/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: May 15, 2008

@Rochester: May 15, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 66°

Tomorrow: Showers, High 58°

In Today's Issue

  • Wilmot Cancer Center to Be Dedicated Today
  • President, Four Faculty Members Honored by Academy of Medicine
  • Panel Discusses Diversity Issues
  • Protecting Kids Online
  • Rochester Scholars Summer Sessions
  • Event Highlight: Young Entrepreneurs Academy Trade Show
  • Rochester in the News: Duncan Moore on Business Contest
  • Inside Higher Ed: New Guide to First Semester of Teaching

News and Announcements

Wilmot Cancer Center To Be Dedicated Today

The Medical Center today celebrates the expansion of cancer care and research as it dedicates the new James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The center introduces leading-edge technology, greater access to multidisciplinary care, a new model for breast care, and opportunities to receive tomorrow's therapies today.  The new facility will welcome patients beginning Monday, May 19. Read more...

President, Four Faculty Members Honored by Academy of Medicine

President Joel Seligman has been named one of five recipients of the Award of Merit from the Rochester Academy of Medicine, and he has been named the first Honorary Member in the Academy's 108-year history. Four faculty members also received awards from the academy. Read more...

Panel Discusses Diversity Issues

Learn about diversity issues from key University officials at this panel discussion sponsored by the Latino Professional Alliance. Find out about minority staff and faculty recruitment efforts, opportunities for professional development, and more on Wednesday, May 21, at noon in the Medical Center, Class of '62 Auditorium. Read more...

Protecting Kids Online

Pam Weaver, director for community education at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will give a talk on Internet child safety. She will explore online risks, characteristics of an online predator, online safety tips, cyber-bullying, social networking, and more. The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, in Goergen Hall, Sloan Auditorium at 5 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 381-4560, ext. 225. Read more...

Rochester Scholars Summer Sessions

Rochester Scholars gives students entering grades 9-12 a chance to experience college life while still in high school. The program offers one-, two- and three-week courses ranging from How to Write a Hollywood Screenplay to Sports Marketing. Students can live on campus or commute from home. For more information, contact the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344 or online


Thursday, May 15

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Trade Show: Wilson Commons, May Room. 5 to 7 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (May 14)

"Henrietta Company Wins $100,000 Contest Prize"

Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship and professor of optics, discusses the Golden Horseshoe competition that he helped create. The contest's aim, says Moore, is to introduce young companies to investors and to promote the region to investors as an area rich in innovation and new technology. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Education

"'On Course': New Guide to First Semester of Teaching"

A new book offers advice for college instructors tackling their first year of teaching, along with insights for more experienced professors. Read more...

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