News and Announcements
Mark Taubman to be Invested as Medical School Dean
Mark Taubman will be formally invested as the dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at a ceremony at 4 p.m. today in the Class of '62 Auditorium. The investiture will feature guest speaker Eugene Braunwald, the Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chairman of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Study Group at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Professor Emeritus of English Cyrus Hoy Dies at 84
Cyrus Hoy, the John B. Trevor Professor Emeritus of English and former chair of the Department of English, died April 27 after a long illness. He was 84. The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in his honor.
Purple Periwinkles Fight Inflammatory Diseases
Medical Center researchers find that vinpocetine, a natural product
derived from the periwinkle plant, acts as a potent anti-inflammatory
agent when tested in a mouse model of lung inflammation.
Eastman Students Win DownBeat Music Awards
Two Eastman School jazz guitarists,
senior Graham Keir and
freshman Gabriel Condon, have received
honors in DownBeat
magazine's 33rd annual student music
awards. Keir won an undergraduate
Jazz Soloist award, and Condon
was recognized with an
Bradford Berk to Speak at Genetics Day
Go Green: Reyclemania 2010 Results
The 22nd annual Genetics Day is Friday, May 7, in the Class of ’62
Auditorium in the Medical Center. Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk will
discuss “Genetics of Vascular Remodeling” at 10:45 a.m. and Stuart
Schreiber, the Morris Loeb Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
at Harvard University, will give the Fred Sherman Lecture 4 p.m. A complete schedule is available online.
Rochester made a strong showing in this
competition. The weekly
recycling rate increased on average from 28.39 percent to 29.91
percent and the University recycled
80,000 more pounds during the
competition this year than last year.
University Exceeds United Way Goal
Faculty, staff, students, and retirees have raised $1,301,379—officially topping the University's $1.3 million goal for this year's United Way campaign. The University's United Way Office extends its appreciation to all supporters as well as the many departmental volunteers who championed the effort on the front lines, garnering staff support.