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
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.
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.
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.