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University of Rochester News (June 25, 2008) 06/25/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: June 25, 2008

@Rochester: June 25, 2008

Today's Forecast: Isolated Thunderstorms, High 84°

Tomorrow: Thundershowers, High 82°

In Today's Issue

  • New Chair Appointed for Community and Preventive Medicine
  • Genesee Valley Writing Project Gets New Director
  • Autism Resource Center Helps Region
  • Women's Crew to Go Varsity
  • Event Highlight: Bioethics Reading Group
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on Bird Flu Vaccine Testing
  • Inside Higher Ed: University Presses Start to Sell Via Kindle

News and Announcements

New Chair Appointed for Community and Preventive Medicine

Susan Gross Fisher has been named chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at the Medical Center, effective July 1. An expert in cancer epidemiology, Fisher has served as interim chair since last July. Read more...

Genesee Valley Writing Project Gets New Director

Ruthanne Vitagliono will serve as the next director of the Genesee Valley Writing Project. Vitagliono, an assistant professor in the Warner School's educational leadership program, will lead the 2nd Annual Genesee Valley Writing Project Summer Institute and all follow-up school-year programs. Read more...

Autism Resource Center Helps Region

The new Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, housed at the Medical Center, will provide information and other services to families, educators, health providers, and community leaders in Rochester, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier. Read more...

Women's Crew to Go Varsity

The women's rowing program, which has operated as a club sport for more than 20 years, will be raised to varsity intercollegiate status beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. Read more...


Wednesday, June 25

Bioethics Reading Group: Medical Center, Louise Slaughter Room 1-9555. 5:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

CTV, Canada (June 23 )

"Bird Flu Vaccines Not Subject to Uniform Testing"

Vaccine manufacturers, academic laboratories, and public health laboratories that test H5N1 avian flu vaccines have all developed their own tests, which scientists calls "assays"—and differences between them can lead to different findings, says John Treanor, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine at the Medical Center. "All of those assays have a million steps that are all subject to various things that could impact the result." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (June 24)

"University Presses Start to Sell Via Kindle"

"Launched in November and already attracting plenty of attention (and competition from other companies planning their versions), Kindle has been hailed as potentially opening up a new kind of reading experience. Of course, plenty of people have heard earlier such claims, but Kindle's Amazon backing has given it a market that is attractive to many publishers—including university presses." Read more...

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