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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman: Our Hearts Go Out to Those Touched by Haiti Earthquake
  • Era of Rapid Growth in Biomedical Research Over
  • String Instruments From Around the Globe
  • American Brass Quintet to Perform at Eastman
  • Early Intervention Benefits Foster Care Children
  • Defensive Driving Course Offered Saturday

News and Announcements

President Seligman: Our Hearts Go Out to Those Touched by Haiti Earthquake
The loss of thousands of lives and the physical devastation on the island of Haiti has been calamitous. The images and early news reports from Tuesday’s earthquake leave us deeply saddened. The extent of this humanitarian crisis is unknown now, but our hearts go out to those who are touched directly by this tragedy.

Era of Rapid Growth in Biomedical Research Over
After a decade of remarkable growth, total annual funding for biomedical research in the U.S. has decelerated and may have even fallen when adjusted for inflation. “The era of rapid expansion in biomedical research funding that began in the 1990’s has ended,” says Ray Dorsey, assistant professor of neurology, who was the study's lead author.

String Instruments From Around the Globe
Wu Man, an internationally renowned virtuoso on the Chinese pipa and a core member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, will headline a concert featuring stringed instruments from three continents in the next World Music Series performance at the Eastman School of Music on Friday, Jan. 22.

American Brass Quintet to Perform at Eastman
The American Brass Quintet, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will be appearing at the Eastman School at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, as part of the Kilbourn Concert Series.

Early Intervention Benefits Foster Care Children 
The addition of a simple and systematic screening among children in foster care doubled the detection rate of developmental disabilities in a population that is at high risk for developmental problems. A Medical Center study shows that universal screening is feasible in a busy pediatric practice.

Defensive Driving Course Offered Saturday
The New York State-approved six-hour defensive driving course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Northwestern Conference Room (1-9525) in the Medical Center. Attendees can get 10 percent off their auto insurance and four points reduced from their driver’s license. To register, call 905-9420. An online course is also available.
January 14, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
F.I.R.E. Lecture: Understanding Capital Structure
Class of '62 Auditorium G-9425 Medical Center, 9 a.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
USA Today (Jan. 12)
'There's a Reason You're Happiest on Weekends'
It may be no surprise that people are happier on weekends. "Why weekends are better are the two factors of autonomy and relatedness," says co-author Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry, and education at Rochester. Also reported by ABC News, Business Week, The Independent, and others. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 13)
'The Men Are Back'
For the first time in many years, a number of community colleges are reporting that their enrollment of male students this past fall either outpaced or equaled that of female students. Read more…

Sports Buzz
Wendy’s Collegiate Classic Basketball Tournament
Rochester's men secured the number one seed for the Wendy's Collegiate Classic this week and the women, who have won four straight titles, are seeded second. Live Stats will be available at Read more...

For updates, visit the Athletics Web site.

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