News and Announcements
Medical Center Receives Stem Cell Research Funding
The Medical Center has received $4.5 million in funding from the Empire State Stem Cell Board for research in neurological disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and bone repair. "Stem cell and regenerative medicine represents one of the scientific foundations of the Medical Center’s strategic plan for growth in biomedical research," says Bradford Berk, CEO of the Medical Center.
Rochester Students Place in Math Competition
A Rochester team won 14th place in the prestigious collegiate 2009 William Lowell Putnam mathematics competition. The team, that included undergraduates Chris Kauffman, Kevin Lin, and Xiaoqing "Sean" Tang, were part of a field of more than 4,000 students from 546 colleges throughout North America.
Conference Examines 'Death and Representation'
The Department of English will sponsor "Death and Representation," a one-day conference exploring death and dying in poetry, fiction, drama, photography, and public art from the Renaissance to modernity. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. today in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. Dana Luciano from Georgetown University will give the keynote address at 4 p.m.
Urology Professor Shares Haiti Experience on WXXI
Jean Joseph, a professor of urology, will be a guest on WXXI’s Need to Know at 8:30 p.m. tonight and will share his experience going back to his native Haiti after the country’s devastating earthquake.
Lose and Win in the Amazing Weight Loss Race
Registration ends April 6 for the 8-week Amazing Weight Loss Race.
Participants pay $43 and get weekly weigh-ins, access to both group and
individual sessions on nutrition, exercise, and stress, and use of the
Fitness and Wellness Center. Prizes will be awarded to the three
participants who lose the biggest percentage of body weight. For more
information, call 275-2437.
Environmental Health and Safety: Protect Your Eyes
Environmental Health and Safety
reminds employees who work in labs or with machinery to always wear
protective safety glasses, goggles, or face shields, and to have
emergency eyewashes close at hand. For more information, call 275-3241.
State of the SA Address is Today
Students' Association president Eric
Weissmann and vice president
Brittany Crowley will present the State
of the SA Address at 3 p.m.
today in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons.
The presentation will include a full review of
the 2009-10 year, including a recap of
initiatives. E-mail Eric Weissmann for more
Creative Excellence Award Call for Submissions
Students, faculty, and staff are invited
to enter the 2010 Creative
Excellence Award Contest. Entries may be
in any medium and should deal
with issues of human values in health
care. The submission deadline is
Monday, April 26.