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.
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.
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.
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.
Skalny Lecture Series Continues
Financial Health Bites: First-Time Home Buying
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.
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.