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In Today's Issue

  • University Will Host NCAA Hoops
  • United Way Campaign Off to a Strong Start
  • Study: Additional Option to Prevent Stroke
  • Book Chronicles First 20 Years of University Press
  • Neilly Series Lecture: Abraham Verghese
  • Top 10 Scams and Ripoffs of 2009
  • Proteomics Center Will Hold Half-Day Symposium
  • Library Holds Spring All-Campus Book Sale

News and Announcements

University Will Host NCAA Hoops
Rochester has been selected as a host for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championships this weekend.
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United Way Campaign Off to a Strong Start

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With more than $500,000 from continuous pledge donors and early pledges, the University  has reached about 40 percent of its $1.3 million goal in this year's United Way campaign. Help the University help the community and make your donation today. Want to learn more about how the United Way is making a difference for Rochester individuals and families? Visit the University's United Way site for details. 


Study: Additional Option to Prevent Stroke
One of the largest studies ever comparing different interventions in patients at risk for a certain type of stroke has found that a new technique appears as safe and effective as surgery, the current standard of care.
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Book Chronicles First 20 Years of University Press
The University of Rochester Press: A Brief History of the First Twenty Years, by Provost Emeritus Brian Thompson, with a foreword by Provost Ralph Kuncl, was released to mark the 20th anniversary of the University of Rochester Press's founding. The book is now available by calling 273-5777 or in PDF form through UR Research.

Neilly Series Lecture: Abraham Verghese
Abraham Verghese will be the guest speaker at the next Neilly Series lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Verghese, who will discuss his latest novel, Cutting for Stone, lectures frequently on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. The lecture will be held in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. The South Asian Professional Networking Association will host a reception before the lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room.

Top 10 Scams and Ripoffs of 2009
The Better Business Bureau has released its list of top 10 scams and ripoffs of 2009. Victims can contact their local Better Business Bureau or file a complaint online. Do you have ideas that should be shared as security tips of the week? If so, send them to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.

Proteomics Center Will Hold Half-Day Symposium
The Rochester Proteomics Center is holding a free half-day symposium to discuss the applications of proteomics in research and to acquaint scientists with the capabilities that the center offers. The symposium will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 4, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium in the Medical Center.
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Library Holds Spring All-Campus Book Sale
The Friends of UR Libraries and the River Campus Libraries are hosting a book sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Books will be $1 for hardcover and 50 cents for paperbacks. All media will be 50 cents.
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March 2, 2010
Snow Showers

Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 32°
Tomorrow:
Snow, High 32°
Today's Event Highlight
International Lecture Series and Film Discussion: Sonnenallee
Rush Rhees Library Gleason Theater, 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Feb. 26)
'Let the S.E.C. Help Itself'
“What is the most effective way to prevent another financial scandal on the scale of Allen Stanford’s alleged securities fraud or Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme? No other single reform would accomplish more than allowing the Securities and Exchange Commission to fund itself through corporate fees,” writes President Joel Seligman. Read more…

Democrat and Chronicle (March 1)
'Chile Earthquake Tempers Chilean Guest Conductor's Excitement'
On a day, and at a moment, that Felipe Hidalgo had anticipated for month—standing before the University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra as the featured conductor—his excitement was equaled only by his grief. Read more…

In Higher Education
Chicago Tribune (Feb. 27)
'Universities Push to Get All Students Counted in 2010 Census'
Colleges, universities, and their surrounding communities have a financial interest in making sure all of their students get counted in the census, so public relations campaigns are popping up all over the country. Read more...

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