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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Receives Stem Cell Research Funding
  • Rochester Students Place in Math Competition
  • Conference Examines Death and Representation
  • Urology Professor Shares Haiti Experience on WXXI
  • Lose and Win in the Amazing Weight Loss Race
  • Environmental Health and Safety: Protect Your Eyes
  • State of the SA Address is Today
  • Creative Excellence Award Call for Submissions

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 Student Government initiatives. E-mail Eric Weissmann for more information.

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.

March 26, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Susan B. Anthony Undergraduate Research Conference
Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library, 10 a.m.

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Rochester in the News
Syracuse News Times (March 25)
'Poetry in Motion'
Soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette, an assistant professor of chamber music and accompanying at the Eastman School, have transformed Margaret Atwood’s poetry into music. The album’s release coincides with the sixth annual Women in Music Festival, which Beaudette founded in 2005. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (March 21)
'Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences'
A report on the underrepresentation of women in science and math by the American Association of University Women finds that although women have made gains, stereotypes and cultural biases still impede their success. Read more…

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