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@Rochester: March 12, 2009

@Rochester: March 12, 2009

Today's Forecast: Flurries, High 29°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 37°

In Today's Issue

  • Wilmot Assistant Professorships Return
  • Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells
  • Obama Advisor, Health Care Reformer Visits Medical Center
  • Warner Professor Publishes Study on Classroom Technologies
  • Financial Health Bites: Home Buying
  • Young Entrepreneurs To Present Business Plans to Investors
  • Event Highlight: Women in Art Tour
  • Sports Buzz: Women's Basketball—NCAA Sweet Sixteen
  • Rochester in the News: William Bayer on the Costs of Dying
  • Inside Higher Education: Building Capacity, Slowly

News and Announcements

Wilmot Assistant Professorships Return

President Seligman has announced the reinstitution of Wilmot Assistant Professorships. Dean Peter Lennie will designate four recipients with two-year appointments beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. James P. Wilmot endowed the fund in 1982 and it has been used intermittently to support assistant professors at the University. Read more...

Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells

Long platinum nanowires developed by University engineers could soon lead to the development of commercially viable fuel cells. Read more...

Obama Advisor, Health Care Reformer Visits Medical Center

David Blumenthal, a key health care advisor to President Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign, will speak at the Medical Center on Friday, April 3, for the 10th annual Saward-Berg lecture. His topic will be “Health Care and the American Presidency.” Read more...

Warner Professor Publishes Study on Classroom Technologies

Nancy Ares, associate professor at the Warner Schoool, is author of a new article that examines, from a sociocultural point of view, the impact that innovative classroom technologies—ranging from networked technology, real-time display, calculators, and white board—have on student learning. Read more...

Financial Health Bites: Home Buying

Learn about home buying today from noon to 1 p.m. in the Northeastern Room (1-9535) at the Medical Center. The session will be conducted by a representative from NeighborWorks Rochester, as part of the Financial Health Bites series. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

Young Entrepreneurs to Pitch Business Plans to Investors

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2009 will pitch their business plans to prominent local members of the business community during the program's annual investor panel at 5:30 p.m. (reception at 5 p.m.). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 272-3535 or visit


Thursday, March 12

Women in Art Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

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Women's Basketball—NCAA Sweet Sixteen: March 13, 8 p.m. Rochester vs. the College of New Jersey. See the full tournament bracket. Visit the Athletics site for updates.

Rochester in the News

CBS News (March 10)

"Dying Costs More For Blacks, Hispanics"

William Bayer, clinical associate professor of family medicine, responds to a new study that shows dying blacks and Hispanics have much steeper treatment costs than whites. Also reported in the New York Times, Fox News, and the Miami Herald, and other media outlets. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 11)

"Building Capacity, Slowly"

New federal data show a small increase in the number of Americans enrolled in college in 2007—with the fastest growth in the for-profit sector. Read more...

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