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In Today's Issue

  • Study: African Desert Rift Is Ocean in the Making
  • Professor Advises Congress on Future of Fusion
  • Well-U Reschedules Flu Clinics for Faculty, Staff
  • Medical Center Receives Quality Improvement Program Recognition
  • University IT Computer Sales: $799 Apple MacBook
  • Final Info Session on TEAM Master’s Program
  • Manute Bol Will Speak About Sudanese Project
  • Skalny Lecture Series Continues
  • Financial Health Bites: First-Time Home Buying

News and Announcements

Study: African Desert Rift Is Ocean in the Making
Scientists have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath an Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans, and the rift is likely the beginning of a new sea. Such sudden large-scale events on land pose a much more serious hazard to populations living near the rift than would several smaller events, says Cindy Ebinger, professor of earth and environmental sciences and coauthor of the study.
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Professor Advises Congress on Future of Fusion
Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering, testified before Congress last week, touting recent achievements on the path to making fusion (the process by which the sun and other stars create energy) a reliable, plentiful, and efficient source of energy, and emphasizing the importance of the government's continued support of fusion research.
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Well-U Reschedules Flu Clinics for Faculty, Staff
Well-U will hold two seasonal flu vaccine clinics for faculty and staff on Friday, Nov. 6. Clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Evarts Lounge in the School of Nursing and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 245 in Wilson Commons. Once confirmed, dates and times for other potential clinics will be posted on the Well-U Web site.

Medical Center Receives Quality Improvement Program Recognition
The American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program recognized the Medical Center as a top performing hospital for demonstrating exemplary outcomes in reducing surgical site infections and post-operative pneumonias.
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University IT Computer Sales: $799 Apple MacBook
While supplies last, University IT Computer Sales is offering a 13-inch Apple MacBook for $799, with a free Case Logic notebook sleeve, featuring a University Yellowjacket logo, and a University 4GB USB flash drive. Visit the University IT Computer Sales Web site or stop by the retail locations in the Medical Center (G-7220B) or in Rush Rhees Library for details.

Final Info Session on TEAM Master’s Program
The final information session on the Master of Science in Technical Entrepreneurship and Management degree program and scholarship opportunities for 2010-11 will be held at 5 p.m. tonight in the Center for Entrepreneurship, 1-211 Carol Simon Hall. The session will be hosted by Duncan Moore, vice provost for entrepreneurship. To RSVP, e-mail Andrea Galati or call 276-3500.

Manute Bol Will Speak About Sudanese Project
Manute Bol and pollster John Zogby will present “Building Reconciliation: The Story of Sudan Sunrise” at 7 p.m. tonight in the Interfaith Chapel. Sudan Sunrise is a reconciliation project which works to build schools in the war-torn villages of Bol’s native Sudan.
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Skalny Lecture Series Continues
Skalny Vising Professor Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, associate professor at the Institute of History at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, will discuss “Public Debate about Private Matters in Contemporary Poland" at 7:30 tonight in Sloan Auditorium.
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Financial Health Bites: First-Time Home Buying
Learn about first-time home buying today from noon to 1 p.m. today in room 2-7539 in the Medical Center. A representative from NeighborWorks Rochester, will be available. Guests and brown-bag lunches are welcome.
Nov. 3, 2009
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 46°
Tomorrow:
Rain/Snow Showers, High 44°
Today's Event Highlight
Women and Sustainability Lecture Series: Sharing the Harvest
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 4:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Oct. 30)
'Simon School Receives $3M For Endowed Professorships'
The Simon School received two major gifts from international donors, totaling $3 million, to establish endowed professorships. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (Nov. 2)
'23 Private College Presidents Made More Than $1 Million'
The presidents of the nation’s major private research universities were paid a median compensation of $627,750 in the 2007-8 fiscal year—a 5.5 percent increase from the previous year—according to The Chronicle of Higher Education annual executive compensation survey. Read more...

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