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  • Eye Institute Renamed to Honor Longtime Supporters
  • Open Letter Books Receives Amazon.com Grant
  • Scientists Create Mouse With Great Hearing as It Ages
  • Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
  • What’s Old Is New: Kodak Hall in 'Round Rochester'
  • Eastman Musicians Join Others to Benefit Foodlink
  • Plutzik Reading Series Continues
  • F.I.R.E. Lecture Series: Material Transfer Agreements
  • Pizzeria Uno Patrons Can Support Cancer Center

News and Announcements

Eye Institute Renamed to Honor Longtime Supporters
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David and Ilene Flaum
Rochester businessman and philanthropist David Flaum and his family have been champions of the University's Eye Institute for years. In recognition of their ongoing leadership, advocacy, and support, President Seligman today announces that the center will be renamed the David and Ilene Flaum Eye Institute. “David and Ilene Flaum have been unyielding in their commitment to the University of Rochester on many levels,” Seligman says.
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Open Letter Books Receives Amazon.com Grant
Open Letter Books has received a $20,000 grant from Amazon.com to support the publication and promotion of The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain, an anthology of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Scientists Create Mouse With Great Hearing as It Ages
Medical Center scientists have, for the first time, created a mouse equivalent of a person with "golden ears," who is able to retain great hearing even as he or she grows older.
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Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted).
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What’s Old Is New: Kodak Hall in 'Round Rochester'
A unique 360-degree view of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is available online in “Round Rochester,” a series of panoramic photos from the Democrat and Chronicle. The multimedia presentation includes music being performed in rehearsal by the Philharmonia and voice-over interviews with Eastman School faculty members Neil Varon and Mark Kellogg. 

Plutzik Reading Series Continues
The Plutzik Reading Series continues at 5 p.m. tonight in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees Library with a presentation by ZZ Packer. Her collection of work, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award and a New York Times Notable Book.
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F.I.R.E. Lecture Series: Material Transfer Agreements
The F.I.R.E. Lecture Series continues at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, with "Giving Away the Farm—Why Material Transfer Agreements Matter in a University Setting," led by J. Gibson Lanier, attorney at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. The lecture will be in the Class of '62 Auditorium (CC G-9425), School of Medicine and Dentistry. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. Register by noon today. Call 784-8856 or e-mail David Englert.

Pizzeria Uno Patrons Can Support Cancer Center
Patrons of Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill restaurants can help support the Wilmot Cancer Center’s effort to find a cure for lung cancer. Meaghan’s Hope, a local group dedicated to supporting lung cancer research, is hosting “A Tasty Way to Raise Dough” fundraiser today.
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Nov. 10, 2009
Mostly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 55°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 48°
Today's Event Highlight
Health Bites: Understanding Credit Reports and Scores
K-307 (3-6408), Medical Center. Noon. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
NPR (Nov. 8)
'New Ocean May Be Forming in the Desert'
Scientists at Rochester and from several other countries studying a crevasse in the Ethiopian desert say we may be witnessing the birth of a future ocean. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (Nov. 8)
'How Colleges Judge Success, Identify Weaknesses'
In the 10 years since it was first administered, the National Survey of Student Engagement has provided a road map to help hundreds of campuses around the country pinpoint, and focus efforts on, both potential strengths and trouble spots. Read more…

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