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In Today's Issue

  • Laser Makes Silicon Pump Liquid Uphill
  • Scott Steele Heads New Office of Research Alliances
  • Geriatrician Named President of National Association
  • University Mourns Loss of Sandrea Lukasiak
  • Holocaust Survivor to Share Inspiring Story
  • One-Act Play Festival Opens Tonight
  • Berklee's Diversity Leader to Speak at Eastman

News and Announcements

Laser Makes Silicon Pump Liquid Uphill
Chunlei Guo, professor of optics, and his assistant Anatoliy Vorobyev have discovered a way to make liquid flow vertically upward along a silicon surface, overcoming the pull of gravity, without pumps or other mechanical devices. See news coverage in the New York Times.
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Scott Steele Heads New Office of Research Alliances
Scott Steele, former acting director of the Office of Corporate Alliances, has been named the director of the University's new Office of Research Alliances.
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Geriatrician Named President of National Association
Paul Katz, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Aging, was elected president of the American Medical Directors Association, the premier organization representing long-term care professionals.
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University Mourns Loss of Sandrea Lukasiak
The University flag will be lowered today in memory of Sandrea Lukasiak 71, who died March 14. She had been a central registration representative in Admissions. Lukasiak, who lived in Rochester, joined the University in May 1979.

Holocaust Survivor to Share Inspiring Story
As an 11-year-old boy, Zev Kedem was one of about 1,100 people whose life was saved by German industrialist Oscar Schindler during the Holocaust. Kedem is now a documentary filmmaker who has traveled the world to share his story. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in Strong Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.
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One-Act Play Festival Opens Tonight
The International Theatre Program’s 12th annual One-Act Play Festival features work written, directed, and performed by Rochester students. There will be three new plays: Stage Noir (by Jessica Chinelli, directed by Jennifer Ware), The Anniversary (by Quinlan Mitchell, directed by Jeremy Fishman), and Woman of My Dreams (by Emily Fogel, directed by Mohammad Seraji); and a musical, That Old Man and His Machine (by Max Letaconnoux, directed by Kelly Miller). The festival opens in Todd Theatre at 8 p.m. tonight and ends with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

Berklee's Diversity Leader to Speak at Eastman
The Eastman School's "Expanding Our Horizons" series continues on Wednesday, March 24, with a talk by Myra Hindus, vice president for cultural diversity at Berklee College of Music. Her presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. in Howard Hanson Hall.
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March 17, 2010
Sunny
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 53°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 50°
Today's Event Highlight
Wilson Commons Wednesday
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Rochester in the News

Discovery News (March 15)
'Nausea Medication Could Be a Life-Saver'
Dramamine, the popular anti-nausea medication, also has heart-preserving properties, according to Paul Brookes, associate professor of anesthesiology and of pharmacology and physiology. “This study started out as a fishing expedition but has led to some interesting leads." Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (March 16)
'Hope Amid Disappointment'
As the $12 billion American Graduation Initiative from combined health care/student aid legislation appears to slip away, community college leaders focus on the benefits of a year in the spotlight—and look to the future. Read more…

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