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University of Rochester News (July 18, 2008) 07/18/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 18, 2008

@Rochester: July 18, 2008

Today's Forecast: Hazy Sunshine, High 92°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 88°

In Today's Issue

  • Quick Formula Could Forecast Which Cancers Chemo Could Kill
  • Freshman Athlete, Track Team Honored for Academics
  • Event Highlight: World Music Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Alumna Zainab Alwan on Being Muslim in Small-Town America
  • In Higher Education: Possible Transfusion for NIH

News and Announcements

Quick Formula Could Forecast Which Cancers Chemo Could Kill

Researchers at the Medical Center have coined a simple formula that predicts how well a certain chemotherapy will work for targeting brain and other nervous system cancers. Read more...

Freshman Athlete, Track Team Honored for Academics

Jacqueline Cinella, who just completed her freshman year at the University, has been named to the 2008 Division III Women's All-Academic Track and Field team. The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association also announced Rochester’s selection as an All-Academic Team. Read more...


Friday, July 18

World Music Concert: Gamelan with Clay Greenberg. Eastman School. 6:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Olean Times Herald, New York (July 17)

"Through Faith, Alwan Finds Her Own Path"

The article spotlights the recent Rochester Review story about Zainab Alwan '08 and the role faith plays in students' lives. In the Review article, Alwan discusses growing up as a Muslim in Allegany, N.Y., saying she wasn't ashamed of her religion and her Iraqi heritage, but that she felt some people were "uncomfortable with me. . . . I had to work extra hard to be nice to everyone and show that even though I'm Muslim, I was just like them." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 17)

"Possible Transfusion for NIH"

"Key senators will push for $5.2 billion in supplemental funding for National Institutes of Health, directing $1.2 billion to cancer research." Read more...

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