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@Rochester: March 3, 2009

@Rochester: March 3, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 23°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 30°

In Today's Issue

  • A Message from President Seligman
  • Legal Scholar Arthur R. Miller Endows Professorship in History
  • Women's Basketball to Host NCAAs This Week
  • Laser Laboratory Offers High School Summer Research Program
  • Octuplet Birth Prompts Discussion Led by Fertility Expert
  • Free Stress Management Workshop at Corporate Woods
  • Spring Issue of Entrepreneurship Newsletter Now Available
  • Event Highlight: World Music Series at Eastman
  • Rochester in the News: Andrew Goodman on New MS Drug
  • In Higher Education: Employment for Spouses Gets Harder to Find

News and Announcements

A Message from President Seligman

"On February 6, members of the University of Rochester Students for a Democratic Society held a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Goergen Hall. Some of the press coverage of that event, including a Wall Street Journal column and a Jewish Week story, has been inaccurate. The University was not contacted for either piece, so I want to set the record straight," says President Seligman. Read more...

Legal Scholar Arthur R. Miller Endows Professorship in History

Thomas SlaughterAlumnus Arthur R. Miller '56, '08 (Hon), the nation's preeminent scholar in the field of civil procedure, has established a professorship in history with a gift commitment to the University of $1.5 million. Thomas Slaughter (right), who joined the University in the fall, will be the first to hold the endowed position. He will be officially installed as the Arthur R. Miller Professor of History on May 4. Read more...

Women's Basketball to Host NCAAs This Week

Rochester will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III women's basketball playoffs Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. The Yellowjackets, who are making their fourth consecutive NCAA playoff bid and are ranked 6th nationally in the D3hoops.com poll, will host Widener University on Friday at 8 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader. Friday's winners advance to Saturday's second-round game at 7 p.m. in the Palestra. The winning team will advance to the Sweet 16 round. Read more...

Laser Laboratory Offers High School Summer Research Program

Approximately 12 students from area high schools who have finished their junior year will spend eight weeks this summer working on projects as part of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics' 2009 High School Summer Research Program. Applications for the program are due by March 25. Read more...

Octuplet Birth Prompts Discussion Led by Fertility Expert

In vitro fertilization, pregnancy, and multiple births will be the focus of a discussion led by John Queenan Jr., reproductive endocrinologist at the Strong Fertility Center and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology. The free seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the Women's Health Pavilion, 500 Red Creek Drive in Henrietta. Read more...

Free Stress Management Workshop at Corporate Woods

Well-U is offering a free stress management workshop on March 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Space is limited. Register online. 

Spring Issue of Entrepreneurship Newsletter Now Available

Check out the latest installment of the University's campus-wide entrepreneurship newsletter Innovations. Or, pick up a hard copy at the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. 

Events

Tuesday, March 3

Le Vent du Nord: Concert by Canadian quartet is part of the Eastman School's World Music Series. Kilbourn Hall 8 p.m. (Preconcert talk at 7 p.m.)

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

Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (Feb. 27)

"Drug Improves Mobility in Some MS Patients"

A report features a study led by Andrew Goodman, chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Medical Center, that indicates the ability to walk improved for some MS patients when they were treated with an experimental drug called fampridine. Also reported by Forbes.com, ABC news, BusinessWeek, and others. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 6)

"Employment for Spouses Gets Harder to Find"

"[A]s the economy continues to dip into uncharted waters, those in dual-career services are already mindful that job opportunities are tougher to come by, and both job consultants and job-seekers need to try harder than ever before." Read more...

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