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@Rochester: March 4, 2009

@Rochester: March 4, 2009

Today's Forecast: Partly Cloudy, High 31°

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 41°

In Today's Issue

  • Study Will Explore Link Between Bacteria and Cancer
  • Special Issue of @Rochester on Monday
  • Eastman Student Wins Spot in YouTube Symphony Orchestra
  • Go Green: February Savings Add Up
  • Faculty Share Examples of Entrepreneurship Research at Panel Today
  • Register Now for Next Month's Heart Walk
  • Deadline Approaching for Art Show
  • Event Highlight: Teaching Environmental History
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on Tamiflu Resistance
  • In Higher Education: A New Push to Unlock University-Based Research

News and Announcements

Study Will Explore Link Between Bacteria and Cancer

The role of bacteria in the development of colorectal cancer is coming under scrutiny at the Medical Center, thanks to an $840,000 research award from the American Cancer Society. Read more...

Special Issue of @Rochester on Monday

To mark the kickoff of the University's 2009 United Way drive, the March 9 issue of @Rochester will be devoted entirely to the campaign. If you are planning to submit a news item for an upcoming issue of @Rochester, please be aware of Monday's special issue. We would be glad to accept early submissions for Friday's or Tuesday's issue. 

Eastman Student Wins Spot in YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Eastman School of Music sophomore Nicholas Fitton has been named a winner in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra Project and will be flown to New York City next month to participate in a classical music summit and a live performance in Carnegie Hall. Read more...

Go Green: February Savings Add Up

Go Green logoEfforts to reduce energy consumption on the River Campus and at the Medical Center are paying off. The University saved $15,460 during February as part of a campaign to decrease the University’s overall environmental impact and to combat rising energy costs. Read more...

Faculty Share Examples of Entrepreneurship Research at Panel Today

All are invited to attend the Center for Entrepreneurship's Kauffman Research Faculty Panel with presentations by David Primo, associate professor of political science; Daniel Reichman, assistant professor of anthropology; and Lawrence Rothenberg, Corrigan-Minehan Professor of Political Science. The panel is at 10 a.m. today in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Register Now for Next Month's Heart Walk

The Start! Heart Walk, a three-mile walk through downtown Rochester that raises funds to fight heart disease and stroke, is Saturday, April 4. Register with the Medical Center group. For more information, contact Shaquana Divers

Deadline Approaching for Art Show

The submission deadline for the the 62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition is March 27. The exhibition, which showcases works by regional artists, takes place July 26 to Oct. 4 at the Memorial Art Gallery. Download an application, call 276-9004, or e-mail fingerlakes@mag.rochester.edu for more information. 

Events

Wednesday, March 4

Seminar—'Teaching Environmental History': Stewart Weaver, Department of History. Gavett Hall 301. Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (March 2)

"Resistance to Tamiflu Growing"

Last year was the first time Tamiflu resistance was seen anywhere in the world; H1N1 is the most common type of flu circulating in the United States. "This makes using antiviral drugs very tricky for flu," says John Treanor, director of the division of infectious diseases at the Medical Center. "It is more complicated." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 3)

"A New Push to Unlock University-Based Research"

"[T]he concept of public access has been gaining traction at individual institutions and in calls to action from professional and scholarly groups." Read more...

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