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In Today's Issue

  • Bradford Berk Returns to Rochester; Focus Remains on Rehab
  • Register Today for Meliora Weekend
  • Experimental Drug Lets B Cells Live and Lymphoma Cells Die
  • Learn to Cope with Work and Family Stress at Workshop
  • Evolutionary Biologist Kicks Off ‘Science Cafe’ Series
  • Fat, Flies, and Videotape
  • Undergrad ID Needed With Ticket for Fabolous Concert

News and Announcements

Bradford Berk Returns to Rochester; Focus Remains on Rehab
After spending three months in intensive inpatient rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute in New Jersey, Bradford Berk returned to Rochester this past weekend, intent on continuing his #1 job: recovering from the bicycle injury he suffered in May.

Register Today for Meliora Weekend
Join alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff for Meliora Weekend, Oct. 8-11. Celebrate the dedication of a statue honoring George Eastman, cheer on the Yellowjackets at various sporting events, attend thought-provoking programs by Rochester faculty, and enjoy fun and games at the Meliora Kids Zone. Online registration closes Oct. 6. The weekend registration fee is waived for Rochester faculty and staff.

Experimental Drug Lets B Cells Live and Lymphoma Cells Die
An investigative drug deprived non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells of their ability to survive too long and multiply too fast, according to a recent study from the Medical Center.

Learn to Cope with Work and Family Stress at Workshop
Well-U and the Employee Assistance Program will offer a free stress management workshop for employees from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 in Conference Room A in the Medical Center. For information, call 276-5050 or enroll online.

Evolutionary Biologist Kicks Off ‘Science Cafe’ Series
Richard Glor, assistant professor of biology, will kick off the Science Cafe series with a talk about Darwin's theory of evolution at the Barnes and Noble in Pittsford at 7 p.m. tonight. Science Cafe talks are live events that involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics.

Fat, Flies, and Videotape
Michael Welte, associate professor of biology, will present “Fat, Flies, and Videotape: Intracellular Traffic in Drosophila,” at the next Pediatric Biomedical and Translational Research Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. today in Room 3-6408 in the Medical Center.

Fabolous Hip Hop Show is Friday
Fabolous will perform at Douglass Dining Center this Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale online and at the Common Market. Rochester undergraduates with $15 student tickets will need to show their undergrad ID at the door. Those without a Rochester student ID will be asked to pay the difference in cash for a general public ticket, which is $27. Undergrads purchasing two tickets must purchase the second ticket for $27 if their guest is not a Rochester student. For more information, call 275-5911.

Sept. 22, 2009
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 74°
PM Showers, High 77°
Today's Event Highlight
Employee Health and Wellness Fair
Flaum Atrium, Medical Center. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 23. Continues Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the May Room in Wilson Commons. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
WHAM-TV (Sept. 18)
"Bill Would Eliminate Bankers From College Loans"
President Joel Seligman says the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act is is a big boost for students and their families. Not only does the bill have more money for Pell grants, but the simpler loan process will make college more accessible. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 21)
“Defining 'College Ready,' Nationally”
State school officers and governors, with higher education's help, develop "common standards" designed to prepare students for college or career. Read more…

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