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@Rochester: May 11, 2009

@Rochester: May 11, 2009

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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Issues Diversity Report
  • All Invited to Attend Wednesday's Gift Announcement
  • University Celebrates May, June Commencements
  • Get Breaking News from the Future at Futurity.org
  • President Seligman to Discuss Economic Development on National Radio Program
  • County Executive to Give Annual Address at the University
  • Changes Under Way to Control Cellular Costs
  • Annual Rochester Conference in Perinatal Medicine
  • Event Highlight: Nanamaterial Symposium 2009
  • Rochester in the News: Raphael Pinaud on the Role of Estrogen in Auditory Processing
  • In Higher Education: President Obama's Proposed Budget for Education

News and Announcements

President Seligman Issues Diversity Report

In his third annual diversity report, President Seligman says the University is making "continued progress" in efforts to be a more diverse and welcoming community. "Our task as a University is to welcome all to join our community based on their talents. This task is not a simple one and there will be setbacks and challenges along the way. But I am convinced that progress in achieving greater diversity is vital to our success as a great research University," Seligman says. Read more...

All Invited to Attend Wednesday's Gift Announcement

The University community is invited to attend an event on Wednesday, May 13, announcing one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever received by the Medical Center. The announcement is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Sarah Flaum Atrium in Kornberg Medical Research Building. 

University Celebrates May, June Commencements

Throughout this weekend, the University will recognize the achievements of students earning a total of 2,624 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and will bestow awards on prominent leaders in public policy, business, science, and the arts. Read more...

Get Breaking News from the Future at Futurity.org

Rochester and 30 other top research universities recently joined forces to launch a Web site that features the latest and most important breakthroughs in science, health, technology, business, society, and the arts. Visit the site (www.futurity.org), and sign up to receive daily updates and RSS feeds. 

President Seligman to Discuss Economic Development on National Radio Program

President Seligman is scheduled to discuss university research and economic development as a guest on National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show between 11 a.m. and noon Tuesday, May 12. The show can be heard locally on WXXI 1370AM. 

County Executive to Give Annual Address at the University

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks will give her annual State of the County address at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in the Sarah Flaum Atrium in the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building at the Medical Center. RSVP to 753-1085 or SOTC2009@monroecounty.gov

Changes Under Way to Control Cellular Costs

University IT brought together a group of administrators and users to develop recommendations to help control IT costs. Several cost-containment strategies are specific to mobile/cellular services. Read more about the changes. 

Annual Rochester Conference in Perinatal Medicine

Geared toward physicians, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurses who take care of obstetrical patients, the Perinatal Medicine conference will be held Thursday, May 28, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Call 275-4392 or e-mail the Continuing Professional Education Office for details. 

Events

Monday, May 11

Nanomaterials Symposium 2009: "Applications in Renewable Energy and Biomedicine." Goergen Hall.

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

Rochester in the News

UPI (May 6)

"Estrogen Vital to Hearing"

Raphael Pinaud, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, talks about a study he and colleagues Liisa Tremere and Jin Jeong conducted that indicates the hormone estrogen plays an important role in how the brain processes sounds. "We show that estrogen plays a central role in how the brain extracts and interprets auditory information," Pinaud says. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (May 8)

"For Higher Education, President's Budget Adds Little, Subtracts Little"

"President Obama's budget for the Department of Education for the 2010 fiscal year would leave spending on most student-aid programs unchanged, but would largely spare higher education the program eliminations seen elsewhere in his budget." Read more...

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