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  • Program Trains Students to Turn Patents Into Products
  • Study: Atrial Fibrillation With Specialized Catheter Better Than Drug Therapy
  • Rochester Named Healthy Blocks 'Partner of the Year'
  • Grant Will Help Launch Education Initiative
  • Kilbourn Series Features Amernet String Quartet
  • Call for National Nurses’ Week Award Nominations
  • Artist's Talk, Reception Opens Exhibit

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Program Trains Students to Turn Patents Into Products
Students in the Technical Entrepreneurship and Management program find patents held by Rochester that can be turned into profitable technologies and develop businesses around them. Participants in the pilot program take graduate level engineering courses from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and business courses from the Simon School.
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Study: Atrial Fibrillation With Special Catheter Better Than Drug Therapy
Burr Hall, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of electrophysiology, is coauthor of a study published this week that finds treatment for atrial fibrillation using a specialized catheter results in better outcomes for patients compared to drug therapy.
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Rochester Named Healthy Blocks 'Partner of the Year'
NeighborWorks Rochester presented Rochester with its Healthy Blocks Partner of the Year Award during its annual meeting yesterday. The award recognizes Rochester's many programs that create strong ties between undergraduates and community members.
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Grant Will Help Launch Education Initiative
The Institute for Innovative Transition at Rochester has been awarded a $15,000 Think College grant to conduct statewide planning for inclusive postsecondary education options for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Kilbourn Series Features Amernet String Quartet
The award-winning Amernet String Quartet will perform in the Eastman School’s Kilbourn Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, as part of the School’s Kilbourn Concert Series.
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Call for National Nurses’ Week Award Nominations
The National Nurses’ Week Committee at the Medical Center welcomes nominations for the annual awards which will be presented May 3. More information and nomination forms are available online. Submissions are due April 5.

Artist's Talk, Reception Opens Exhibit
Annie Strader will give a talk on “Something is Always Far Away,” her sculpture and video installation at an opening reception at 4 p.m. today in the Wilson Commons Stackel Room. The exhibit will be on display in the Hartnett Gallery through Feb. 28.
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January 28, 2010
Snowy/Windy

Today's Forecast:
Snow/Wind, High 26°
Tomorrow:
Snow Showers, High 15°
Today's Event Highlight
Harmony for Haiti Benefit Concert
Eastman School Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m. Read more…

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Sports Buzz
Men's Basketball
Jan. 29, 8 p.m., Washington University
Jan. 31, 11 a.m., University of Chicago

Women’s Basketball
Jan. 29, 6 p.m., Washington University
Jan. 31, 1 p.m. University of Chicago

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Jan. 26)
'Tapping Methane at Lake Kivu in Africa'
Large deposits of methane and carbon dioxide beneath the surface of Africa’s 1,500-foot deep Lake Kivu could translate into vast energy reserves, says Cindy Ebinger, professor of regional tectonics and applied geophysics at Rochester.  “In the main lake basin, concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane are very high," she says. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Jan. 27)
'Assessment Disconnect'
Annual gatherings of student learning experts and accrediting officials reveal lots of assessment activity on campuses. But policy makers ponder whether it adds up to meaningful national progress. Read more…

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