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University of Rochester News (August 6, 2008) 08/06/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 6, 2008

@Rochester: August 6, 2008

Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 81°

Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • Wilmot Scientist Honored for Innovative Cancer Stem Cell Research
  • Psychologist Seeks Couples for Humor Study
  • Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for August 16
  • Event Highlight: Trombone Institute Faculty Trio
  • Rochester in the News: Marcy Kraus on the Freshman Experience
  • In Higher Education: Keys to Hiring Women in Science

News and Announcements

Scientist Honored for Innovative Cancer Stem Cell Research

Leading cancer stem cell scientist Craig Jordan was recently named a Stohlmann Scholar by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for his leukemia research. Read more...

Psychologist Seeks Couples for Humor Study

Psychology Professor Harry Reis is conducting an online survey of couples to explore how much humor matters in relationships. Read more...

Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for August 16

Individuals and teams are invited to participate in the seventh annual Friends of Strong Rochester River Run/Walk 5K on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Genesee Valley Park's Genesee Junction Pavilion. Read more...


Wednesday, August 6

Trombone Institute Faculty Trio: Eastman School, 7:30 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Indianapolis Star (August 4)

"Survival of the Freshmen"

"For most students, college, it is a wonderfully exciting experience, one that offers opportunities to take new risks and try new things," says Marcy Kraus, dean of freshmen and senior associate director of academic support, about keeping first-year anxiety in check. "Take advantage of these new experiences, but recognize that by taking these risks, there will likely be some bumps along the way." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (August 5)

"Keys to Hiring Women in Science"

"Two sociologists who want to push the discussion beyond anecdotes and individual preferences think they have found evidence of steps that do make a difference in the recruitment of women for science faculty jobs. Specifically, they urge a focus on efforts to increase the pool of female applicants, and the importance of having a woman serve on the search committee." Read more...

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