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@Rochester: May 16, 2008

@Rochester: May 16, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 64°

Tomorrow: Rain and Thunder, High 65°

In Today's Issue

  • Enhanced Omega Laser to Be Dedicated Today
  • Live Webcast of College Commencement
  • Ronald Paprocki Receives Financial Executive of the Year Award
  • Motorcycle on View Today for Cancer Center Drawing
  • Krugh, Dewhurst, and Luehmann to Receive Teaching Awards
  • Orthopaedic Community Care Clinic on the Move
  • Event Highlight: Italian Baroque Organ Showcase
  • Rochester in the News: Yi-Fen Lee Discusses Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer
  • Inside Higher Ed: Teach for America Program Expands

News and Announcements

Enhanced Omega Laser to Be Dedicated Today

The University will mark another important step toward sustainable fusion, the ultimate source of clean energy, today. President Joel Seligman will dedicate the new Omega EP (Extended Performance) laser facility at the Robert L. Sproull Center for Ultra High Intensity Laser Research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Read more...

Live Webcast of College Commencement

Catch the College Commencement ceremony during a live webcast from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, at www.rochester.edu/commencement. Xerox Corp. CEO Anne Mulcahy will be the Commencement speaker and will join alumnus and legal scholar Arthur R. Miller in receiving an honorary degree. Read more...

Ronald Paprocki Receives Financial Executive of the Year Award

Ronald Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance at the University, was selected as the 2008 Financial Executive of the Year for large nonprofit organizations in the Rochester area. Read more...

Motorcycle on View Today for Cancer Center Drawing

Check out the motorcycle created by Cenzi Motorcycle Company to raise funds for the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The custom-made cycle is on display today in the Strong Memorial Hospital main lobby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Raffle tickets for the motorcycle will be available for purchase on Friday or by calling 242-8988 or 349-0120 through June 1. Read more...

Krugh, Dewhurst, and Luehmann to Receive Teaching Awards

Thomas Krugh, Stephen Dewhurst, and April Luehmann will receive University teaching awards during this weekend's Commencement ceremonies. Read more...

Orthopaedic Community Care Clinic on the Move

When former Medical Center CEO C. McCollister Evarts stepped down from his post in August 2006, he wanted to return to his medical specialty of orthopaedics. Nearly two years later, he's done that and much more in his role as attending physician of the Orthopaedic Community Care Clinic. Read more...

Events

Sunday, May 18

Italian Baroque Organ Showcase: Memorial Art Gallery. 5:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

UPI (May 15)

"Vitamin D May Prevent Prostate Cancer"

Yi-Fen Lee, assistant professor of urology, discusses a Medical Center study indicating that Vitamin D can help treat and prevent prostate cancer: "Our study adds one more beneficial effect of taking a vitamin D supplement. Taking a supplement is especially important for senior citizens and others who might have less circulation of vitamin D, and for people who live and work areas where there is less sunshine." Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (May 14)

"Teach for America Sees Surge in Popularity"

"Teach for America, the program that recruits top college graduates to teach for two years in public schools that are difficult to staff, has experienced a year of prodigious growth and will place 3,700 new teachers this fall, up from 2,900 last year, a 28 percent increase." Read more...

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