@Rochester: May 13, 2009
Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 72°
Tomorrow: Showers/Wind, High 70°
In Today's Issue
- Autoimmunity Center of Excellence Recharged with New Funding
- Join the University for Today's Gift Announcement
- Scientist Named Fellow of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- Go Green: The Science of Human Comfort
- Mark Ain Business Model Competition Final Presentations
- Get Your Retirement Questions Answered
- Learn the Basics to Launch a Company
- Weight Watchers Open House
- Event Highlight: State of the County Address with Maggie Brooks
- Rochester in the News: Todd Krauss on Nanocrystals
- In Higher Education: College Students Clamor for 'Green Fees'
News and Announcements
Autoimmunity Center of Excellence Recharged with New Funding
Earlier this month, the Medical Center again became one of only nine institutions nationwide to receive a new wave of National Institutes of Health dollars designed to pave inroads into unraveling—and treating—autoimmune diseases. Read more...
Join the University for Today's Gift Announcement
The University community is invited to attend an event this afternoon 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. Read more in a special issue of @Rochester later today.
Scientist Named Fellow of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
David Williams, the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and director of the Center for Visual Science, has been elected a fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for his service and for his groundbreaking studies on human vision. Read more...
Go Green: The Science of Human Comfort
It's obvious: lighter clothes are cooler in the summer. But did you know there's actually a science behind it? Read more
about how to dress comfortably when saving energy this summer.
Mark Ain Business Model Competition Final Presentations
See the five finalist student teams pitch their ideas to a panel of Simon alumni judges at the third annual Mark Ain Business Model Competition Final Presentation event at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at 4 p.m. in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. The first place ($10,000), second place ($2,500), and third place ($1,000) winners will be announced. Refreshments will be served. Read more...
Get Your Retirement Questions Answered
Learn the Basics to Launch a Company
The FIRE Lecture Series
continues with a discussion on "The ABCs of Starting a Company," led by Daniel Kinel, Esq. from Harter Secrest & Emery LLP. at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 14, in the LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576), School of Medicine and Dentistry. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register at 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert
Weight Watchers Open House
The Simon School and Weight Watchers will offer an at-work meeting each Wednesday starting May 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the EMBA Lounge on the first floor of Schlegel Hall. Learn more about the program at an open house event at noon today. Contact Ann Renica at 275-4881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Rochester in the News
U.S. News & World Report (May 11)
"Nanocrystals Show Potential for Cheap Lasers and New Lighting"
"A nanocrystal that has just absorbed the energy from a photon has two choices to rid itself of the excess energy—emission of light or of heat," says Todd Krauss, associate professor of chemistry and lead author on the study. "If the nanocrystal emits that energy as heat, you've essentially lost that energy." Read more...
In Higher Education
New York Times (May 12)
"College Students Clamor for 'Green Fees'"
College students often protest when administrators threaten to raise their fees. But rising numbers of students seem willing to self-impose a "green" fee, to help the environment and purchase renewable energy. Read more...
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