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In Today's Issue

  • Initiative Highlights Role of Research in America's Recovery
  • Laser Reproduces How Star's Jets Travel Through Interstellar Space
  • Walls on Film: 20 Years After the Berlin Wall
  • University Mourns Loss of Rosie Sanders
  • Defensive Driving Course
  • Become a Fan of the Wilmot Cancer Center on Facebook
  • Community Groups Join to Boost HIV Awareness
  • Miss Maggie’s Garden Cart Parks in Wilson Commons

News and Announcements

Initiative Highlights Role of Research in America's Recovery
Representatives from the nation's leading research universities with several members of Congress announced this week the launch of ScienceWorksForUS, an initiative that highlights research made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The University, a supporter of the new initiative, has received $34.7 million in funding through the stimulus plan, supporting research in biomedical research, engineering, optics, astronomy, chemistry, linguistics, and physics. Read more about these projects. “As a University known for its innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration, we expect to be highly competitive in ARRA funding," says Provost Ralph Kuncl. "We all believe federal stimulus funding will be crucial for our faculty to take important next steps in solving societal problems, but every discovery also makes this University a far superior place to be educated and adds fuel to the University’s engine of economic development for the Rochester region and upstate New York.”

Laser Reproduces How Star's Jets Travel Through Interstellar Space
A multi-trillion-watt laser at the University has simulated a stellar jet—an outpouring of matter from a fledgling star—with unprecedented realism.
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Walls on Film: 20 Years After the Berlin Wall
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a trio of critically acclaimed films designed to provoke discussion on the issue of ‘walls’ will be shown tonight in Hoyt Auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m.
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University Mourns Loss of Rosie Sanders
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in memory of Rosie Sanders, a clinical technologist with the Medical Center’s Department of Nursing Practice. Sanders, who was 59, lived in Rochester. She joined the University in 1972. She died Oct. 25. Read her obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Defensive Driving Course
The New York State–approved six-hour defensive driving course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555) in the Medical Center. Get 10 percent off your auto insurance and four points reduced off your license. Register at 905-9420. Cost is $35. An online course is also available.

Become a Fan of the Wilmot Cancer Center on Facebook
The Wilmot Cancer Center now has a Facebook page.The site will be updated regularly with information about research, faculty, special events, and volunteer needs.

Community Groups Join to Boost HIV Awareness
A mix of entertainment and information will highlight “Hope Takes Action: A Road to Victory for Rochester,” from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Cathedral Hall, located on the fourth floor of the Rochester Auditorium Theatre building, 875 E. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.
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Miss Maggie’s Garden Cart Parks in Wilson Commons
Miss Maggie's Garden Cart, located on the first floor of Wilson Commons by the Common Market, sells plants every day, and on Produce Fridays, sells fresh fruit, including local Concord and Niagara grapes, pears, and apples. Seasonal items are also available and will be increased as the season draws closer to the holidays.

Nov. 19, 2009
Showers

Today's Forecast:
Rain, High 57°
Tomorrow:
AM Showers, High 50°
Today's Event Highlight
West African Dance and Drum Master Classes with M'Bemba Bangoura
Spurrier Dance Studio. 2 and 3:30 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Women’s Basketball
Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Chuck Resler Tournament, Oneonta
Nov. 21, Chuck Resler Tournament, 3 p.m., Consolation game; 6 p.m. Championship game

Men’s Basketball
Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Chuck Resler Tournament, Green Mountain
Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Chuck Resler Tournament, Tufts

Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (Nov. 18)
'Red-Hot UR Men's Soccer Team on Sweet Run'
Since losing to Chicago in overtime one month ago, Rochester’s men's soccer team has been unstoppable: A 5-0-1 record and only two goals allowed. Read more…

In Higher Education
New York Times (Nov. 17)
'Medical Schools Quizzed on Ghostwriting'
Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa wrote to 10 top medical schools to ask what they are doing about professors who put their names on ghostwritten articles in medical journals—and why that practice was any different from plagiarism by students. Read more…

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