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In Today's Issue

  • Best Translated Book Award Winners Announced
  • Professor Emeritus of English Frank Shuffelton Dies
  • Health Care Providers to Rally for Eating Disorder Centers
  • Eastman School Will Collect Donations for Foodlink
  • Participants Needed for Relationships Study
  • Second Friday Science Social

News and Announcements

Best Translated Book Award Winners Announced
An Israeli novel and a collection of Russian poetry have won Three Percent’s 2010 Best Translated Book Awards. The award is the only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the United States during the past year.

Professor Emeritus of English Frank Shuffelton Dies
Frank Shuffelton, professor emeritus of English and former chair of the Department of English, and a distinguished scholar and critic of American literature, died March 4 after a long illness. He was 69. The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in his memory.

Health Care Providers to Rally for Eating Disorder Centers
Health care providers, educators, patients, and families will join Assemblyman Felix Ortiz of Brooklyn at 12:30 p.m. today at Fairport High School to call for restoration of funding for the Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders, a statewide network of collaborating facilities, including one based at the School of Nursing. Gov. David Paterson's budget calls for the elimination of all funding for the centers.

Eastman School Will Collect Donations for Foodlink
The Eastman School is participating in the national food drive "Orchestras Feeding America" and will be collecting food and monetary donations from Monday, March 15, through Wednesday, March 31. Collection bins will be located in the Main Hall, Miller Center, Messinger Hall, and the Student Living Center, with all donations going to Foodlink Rochester.

Participants Needed for Relationships Study
Adults currently in a romantic relationship are needed to participate in the online Mindfulness in Relationships Survey, a psychology study being conducted at the University. Partners must also be willing to participate.

Second Friday Science Social
Harris Gelbard, professor of neurology, will be the featured speaker at the next Second Friday Science Social at 4 p.m. today in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576) in the Medical Center. Drinks and snacks will follow in the Forbes Mezzanine.

March 12, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Chance of Showers, High 57°
Rain, High 51°
Today's Event Highlight
Zora Mihailovich Piano Recital
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School, 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
CNN (March 9)
'With New Medicines, Doctors Don’t Know What Works Best'
Alec O’Connor, professor of medicine, says federal regulations can be interpreted to mean that the FDA is not even allowed to reject a drug’s application, as long as it works better than a placebo. Read more…

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (March 11)
'Colleges Turn to Businesses for Energy-Saving Deals'
Campus officials are turning to energy-service providers to complete facilities projects, but the deals don't always work out well for the colleges. Read more…

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