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In Today's Issue

  • Alumnus Steven Chu to Give Meliora Weekend Keynote Address
  • Artificial Heart Program Earns Updated Certification
  • Medical Center Receives NIH Grants for Autism Treatment Research
  • Grants Will Fund River Campus Renovations
  • Continuing Professional Education Schedules Two Conferences
  • Simon School Offers International Student Loan Program
  • Rochester Scholars Jr. Present Projects

News and Announcements

Alumnus Steven Chu to Give Meliora Weekend Keynote Address
United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu ’70, '98 (Honorary) will be the featured keynote speaker during Meliora Weekend, to be held Oct. 8-11. Chu, a Nobel laureate and former Rochester trustee, will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. In addition, featured programs include "An Evening with Bill Maher,” a presidential panel on the future of financial regulation, student performances, faculty presentations, family events, sporting events, and more. Visit the Meliora Weekend Web site for a full listing of programs.

Medical Center Receives NIH Grants for Autism Treatment Research
The Medical Center has received two National Institutes of Health grants, totaling more than $3.25 million, aimed at finding effective ways of addressing hyperactive behaviors and language development in children with autism.
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Grants Will Fund River Campus Renovations
Gov. David Paterson announced yesterday that, as part of the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program, the University will receive $2.18 million for capital projects. The money will be used to renovate Wilson Commons and upgrade fire safety systems in the University's largest residence hall.
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Continuing Professional Education Schedules Two Conferences
The Office of Continuing Professional Education will sponsor two conferences in September. The Women’s Health Conference: Clinical Challenges of Women’s Health will be held Sept. 15 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The Great Lakes Burn Study Group will be held Sept. 17 at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa in Perinton. For more information and to register for either conference, call 275-4392 or visit the CPE Web site.

Simon School Offers International Student Loan Program
Starting in September, international students at the Simon School will be eligible for partial funding toward full-time M.B.A. studies through a new International Student Loan Program.
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Rochester Scholars Jr. Present Projects
Middle school students taking part in the weeklong Rochester Scholars Jr. program will present their projects today from 3 to 4 p.m. in the May Room in Wilson Commons. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 275-3221 or visit the Community Education Web site.

August 7, 2009
Sunny
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 75°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 74°
Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Sings! Final Concert
Eastman Commons Ciminelli Lounge. 7 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Aug. 5)
"Memorial Art Gallery Receives $150,000 Grant"
The Memorial Art Gallery has received a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ “Museums for America” program that will be used to launch an initiative using hand-held multimedia technology.  Read more...

In Higher Education
New York Times (Aug. 5)
"For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics"
The rising stature of statisticians, who can earn $125,000 at top companies in their first year after getting a doctorate, is a byproduct of the recent explosion of digital data. Read more...

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