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In Today's Issue

  • Soccer Coach Honored for Longtime Success
  • Fruit Flies Offer Clue About Cancer Metastasis
  • Student Life Award Nominations Due Monday
  • Healthy Child Initiative Receives Grant
  • Women and Sustainability Lecture Series
  • Openings Remain for February Rochester Scholars

News and Announcements

Soccer Coach Honored for Longtime Success
Rochester women's soccer coach Terry Gurnett has received a Letter of Commendation from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the largest coaching organization in the world.

Fruit Flies Offer Clue About Cancer Metastasis
Medical Center scientists have identified a molecule that is key in determining how cells invade and create new tissues, the process which makes cancer so deadly.

Student Life Award Nominations Due Monday
Nominations for this year’s University Student Life Awards will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 25. Undergraduate students at the College and the Eastman School are eligible. The annual awards recognize students who have significantly and positively impacted the University and/or surrounding community through service to others, investment of time and talent, and pursuit of excellence. Read more about the awards and submit nominations online.

Healthy Child Initiative Receives Grant
The Healthi Kids initiative, a partnership among Rochester’s Center for Community Health and Department of Pediatrics, the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, and the Children’s Health Agenda, has been awarded a $360,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve opportunities for physical activity and access to affordable, healthy foods for children and families in Rochester and Monroe County.

Women and Sustainability Lecture Series
Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of environmental medicine, will discuss her research exploring the effect of plastic chemicals on boys’ behavior today. The Women and Sustainability lecture will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. For more information, call 275-8318 or e-mail

Openings Remain for February Rochester Scholars
There's still time to register for the winter session of Rochester Scholars. The application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 28. Rochester’s academic pre-college courses are available to students in grades 9-12, during February break. For more information or to apply, call 275-3221 or download a 2010 Pre-College Course Catalog.
Jan. 21, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
True Networking Thursdays: Professional African-American Networking Event
Flaum Atrium Medical Center, 5 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Jan. 23, 1 p.m., Ithaca College

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 20)
'Berk to Return to Helm of Medical Center'
Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk—sidelined by spinal injuries suffered in a bicycle accident some six months ago—is returning to work as of March 1, President Joel Seligman announced Tuesday. Also reported by WXXI and YNN. A photo gallery from the event is available here. Read more...

In Higher Education
In Higher Ed (Jan. 21)
'Help for Haitian Students'
The tragedy unfolding in Haiti is hitting some colleges hard in the United States. Institutions in New York City, which has the highest concentration of Haitian residents in the United States, are organizing to provide services to students and their relatives who were affected by last week’s earthquake in Haiti. Read more…

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