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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Rochester Receives Radiation Research Contract
  • Center to Focus on Early Stage Clinical Studies
  • Alumnus Shares Personal Account of Earthquake
  • Big Apple Beckons Eastman Faculty Ensemble
  • Materials Research Society Annual Symposium
  • Photo Friday: Win a Kodak Video Camera

News and Announcements

Rochester Receives Radiation Research Contract
The Medical Center has received a $3.9 million one-year contract, with options to increase to a total of $42 million over the next four years, to develop a simple, quick blood test to measure radiation exposure after an act of terrorism or nuclear accident.

Center to Focus on Early Stage Clinical Studies
A new Medical Center initiative will provide academic and industry researchers the expertise and scientific collaboration necessary to conduct early stage clinical studies. The Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics represents the first university-based program focused on accelerating the development of novel medical therapies.

Alumnus Shares Personal Account of Earthquake
Andrew Rubin '09, who is living in Chile where he works for an ocean conservation organization, describes his experiences during the Feb. 27 earthquake in Chile on the Anderson Cooper 360 blog.

Big Apple Beckons Eastman Faculty Ensemble
The Eastman Virtuosi, a chamber ensemble of faculty and student musicians, will perform in Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center in New York City later this month. The group will give a free local preview on March 20 in Kilbourn Hall.

Materials Research Society Annual Symposium
The Rochester chapter of the Materials Research Society will hold the 18th annual Symposium on Materials Research on Wednesday, March 10. The symposium will include presentations by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professors Yunfeng Shi and G. Ramanath, student talks, and a poster session. The symposium will take place in Goergen 101. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and talks begin at 9:30. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided. For more information, go to the Materials Research Society’s Web site.

Photo Friday: Win a Kodak Video Camera
To mark the one-year anniversary of Photo Friday this coming May, everyone who has a photo selected to run on the homepage on Photo Friday is automatically entered for a chance to win a Zi6 HD video camera.

March 3, 2010

Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 31°
Snow Showers, High 30°
Today's Event Highlight
Gandhi Institute: Nonviolence Communication Workshop
Goergen Hall 108, 7:30 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Inside Higher Ed (March 2)
'Encouraging Open Access'
Rochester doesn’t mandate that its faculty make their published work freely available, but is hoping that a newly redesigned institutional repository will persuade more of them to do so. Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 2)
'Efforts to Provide Data on Colleges to Consumers Fall Short'
Higher education will have to be more accountable for its performance and more open to consumers about the actual cost of attending a college in order to succeed, according to a new report. Read more…

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