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In Today's Issue

  • Report Assesses Faculty Diversity Initiative
  • Professors Part of International Experimental Team
  • Edward Deci Talks about Fame on Radio Program
  • Simon School Offers Information Session
  • HIV Vaccine Trials Unit Seeks Volunteers
  • Healthy People Needed for H1N1 Vaccine Study
  • Nominate a Colleague for Medical Women's Association Award

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Report Assesses Faculty Diversity Initiative
President Joel Seligman today released a report assessing the University’s progress in strengthening faculty diversity and inclusiveness since the creation of the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity in January 2007. The report is based on in-depth interviews conducted by former Deputy to the President and Vice Provost Lynne Davidson, University Intercessor Frederick Jefferson, and Senior Associate Provost Carol Shuherk with 94 faculty members in all schools and three town hall meetings. It details 14 recommendations to improve faculty retention and recruitment. “All of us are fully committed to the objective of achieving a campus that is diverse and inclusive, where all members of our community feel welcomed and supported, and where a commitment to diversity and academic excellence progress hand-in-hand,” says President Seligman.
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Professors Part of International Experimental Team
Steven Manly and Kevin McFarland, professors of physics and astronomy, and senior researcher Howard Budd are part of the team that designed and built the Tokai-to-Kamoika (T2K) neutrino experiment, which last week began its mission to understand the neutrino, one of the most elusive of the known particles. T2K, located in Japan, is a 500-physicist, 12-nation experiment with components built in Japan, Europe, and North America, including Rochester.
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Edward Deci Talks about Fame on Radio Program
Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, discusses why people seek fame and fortune on Wisconsin Public Radio today. Listen live between 7 and 8 a.m. on WPR's Ideas Network.

Simon School Offers Information Session
The Simon School will hold an information session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in room 201 of Schlegel Hall. The session will highlight Simon’s 11-month programs in  accountancy, finance, marketing, and general management. Walk-ins are welcome, RSVP is preferred. E-mail Tony Green to register.

HIV Vaccine Trials Unit Seeks Volunteers
In conjunction with World AIDS Day, the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit seeks volunteers for two ongoing studies. Participants in both studies will be paid an average of $750. For more information about the studies or to schedule an appointment, go to the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit Web site or call 756-2329.

Healthy People Needed for H1N1 Vaccine Study
Scientists are looking for 80 healthy people in the Rochester area to take part in studies of the same H1N1 vaccine that is currently being administered mainly to people at high risk and to health care workers.
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Nominate a Colleague for Medical Women's Association Award
The deadline to nominate a colleague for an American Medical Women’s Association award is Dec. 31. Awards are presented for showcasing a lifelong commitment to promoting women’s health care, rewarding research excellence, and acknowledging service to the AMWA.
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Dec. 1, 2009
Mixed Snow/Rain

Today's Forecast:
AM Snow, High 41°
Tomorrow:
PM Showers, High 49°
Today's Event Highlight
Women and Sustainability Lecture Series
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 4:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Nov. 25)
'UR Center Has $600 Million Impact Statewide'
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences has added $600 million to New York’s economy in the last five years by creating jobs, saving companies’ money and spurring spending on new equipment and infrastructure. Read more…

In Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 29)
'Harsh Economy Drives New Brand of Communication From the Top'
College presidents share their philosophies on keeping their campuses in the loop during tough times. Read more…

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