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In Today's Issue

  • Former Piano Teacher Donates $6M to Eye Institute
  • Neuroscientist Wins Society Career Development Award
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Director Honored for Commitment to Research
  • Lecture Explores ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
  • Festival Offers Rare Chance to See Polish Films, Meet Artists
  • Eastman Historian Holds Book Signing
  • New Issue of Innovations Available

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Former Piano Teacher Donates $6M to Eye Institute
As a thank-you to the doctors who performed 13 surgeries, including two corneal transplants, Adeline Lutz is leaving the University Eye Institute the $6 million estate that she and her late husband, Walter "Jack" Lutz, amassed over their 53 years of marriage. "This significant gift is an illustration of the power of University faculty to use patient care and research to make an extraordinary impact on patients’ lives," says President Joel Seligman.
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Neuroscientist Wins Society Career Development Award
The Society for Neuroscience has given Raphael Pinaud, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences, a 2009 Career Development Award in recognition of his contributions in neuroscience.
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Wilmot Cancer Center Director Honored for Commitment to Research
Wilmot Cancer Center Director Richard Fisher, a world expert in lymphoma research, was recently honored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the nation’s largest organization devoted to funding lymphoma research.
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Lecture Explores ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
The Office of the University Intercessor and the student group Pride Network are sponsoring "Battling 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,'" a lecture by Lt. Daniel Choi at 7 p.m. tonight in Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall. Choi, a West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, and Arabic linguist, will speak on his experiences with the military's policy regarding gays serving in the military.
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Festival Offers Rare Chance to See Polish Films, Meet Artists
For five days, Nov. 14 to 18, the annual Polish Film Festival will showcase six feature films, selected documentaries, and a collection of shorts from emerging filmmakers at the Little Theatre. "We're bringing a slice of Poland to western New York," says Randall Stone, director of the University's Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, which sponsors the festival.
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Eastman Historian Holds Book Signing
Vincent Lenti, faculty member and historian of the Eastman School, will hold a signing and talk about his new book, Serving a Great and Noble Art, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Parkleigh, 215 Park Ave. The book chronicles the history of the Eastman School under Howard Hanson and his successor, Walter Hendl.

New Issue of Innovations Available
View the latest issue of Innovations, the entrepreneurship newsletter that covers stories across all schools and campuses. If you would like to be mailed a hard copy of this publication on a regular basis, e-mail the Center for Entrepreneurship or call 276-3500.

Oct. 23, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
PM Showers, High 47°
Tomorrow:
A Few Showers, High 62°
Today's Event Highlight
Annual Diwali Dinner
Douglass Dining Center. 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Oct. 21)
'Recession Over?'
 "I still think the severity of the decline, worries over the extent of the government intervening in our economy, are keeping consumers wary about ramping up spending," says Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School. "And businesses are wary of adding new people in the wake of no increased spending." Read more...

In Higher Education
Albany Times Union (Oct. 21)
'Unveiling SUNY as State Economic Engine'
This week, the State University of New York took a big step forward toward the second phase of a four-part strategic plan that is expected to culminate in a makeover of the system. Read more…

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