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In Today's Issue

  • Helping Haiti: Students, Faculty, and Staff Pull Together
  • Scientists Sequence Genomes of Parasitic Wasps
  • State of University Address Open to Faculty, Staff
  • Worship Celebration Marks Martin Luther King Day
  • Cancer Researcher Receives Innovation Award
  • Gandhi Institute Sponsors Blood Drive
  • January HR Intercom Now Online
  • Seminar: Updates from Immunology

News and Announcements

Helping Haiti: Students, Faculty, and Staff Pull Together
"At times like this, we draw strength from expressing our concern for others and assisting them," notes President Joel Seligman. And the University community is finding ways to do just that.
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Scientists Sequence Genomes of Parasitic Wasps
Scientists led by John Werren, professor of biology at Rochester, and Stephen Richards Baylor's College of Medicine, have sequenced the genomes of three parasitoid wasp species, revealing features that could be useful to pest control and to medicine.
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State of University Address Open to Faculty, Staff
Faculty and staff are welcome to attend President Joel Seligman's 2010 State of the University Address from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Worship Celebration Marks Martin Luther King Day
A Martin Luther King Day community worship celebration will be held at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
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Cancer Researcher Receives Innovation Award
Joshua Munger, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, has received a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Innovation Award, which recognizes promising early-career scientists who have outstanding research but lack sufficient preliminary data to get traditional funding.
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Gandhi Institute Sponsors Blood Drive
The Gandhi Institute will cosponsor a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Eastman Theatre. Donors will receive a commemorative Martin Luther King Jr. Day pin and a voucher for a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

January HR Intercom Now Online
The January issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about human resources programs, is available online.

Research Seminar: Updates from Immunology
Nicholas Jospe, chief of endocrinology in pediatrics will speak about “Type I Diabetes Mellitus: Some Updates from Immunology” from noon to 1 p.m. in room 2-6408 (K207) in the Medical Center. The seminar is part of the Pediatric Biomedical and Translational Research Seminar Series.

Jan. 15, 2010
Flurries

Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 33°
Tomorrow:
Cloudy, High 33°
Today's Event Highlight
Opening Reception: (En) Gendered Art Exhibit
Sage Art Center, 5 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
WHAM-TV (Jan. 14)
“Boxing His Way to a Scholarship”
A young man from Newark, Wayne County leaves little doubt in anyone's mind that a $40,000 scholarship to Rochester is money well spent. With a dedicated and smooth skill 20-year-old Jonathan Vazquez works the ring. Read more…

In Higher Education
USA Today (Jan. 14)
“Report: Public Universities Becoming Richer, Whiter”
The entering and graduating classes at many of the nation's leading public universities are looking less and less like the state populations they were founded to serve, a new report says. Read more…

Sports Buzz

Wendy's College Classic
Men

The Yellowjackets meet Roberts Wesleyan in the men's semifinals at 6:15 p.m. today.
Women
Rochester takes on Roberts Wesleyan for the women's championship at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Both games are at the Palestra.
www.wendyscollegeclassic.com

For updates, visit the Athletics Web site.

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