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In Today's Issue

  • Mark Taubman to be Invested as Medical School Dean
  • Professor Emeritus of English Cyrus Hoy Dies at 84
  • Purple Periwinkles Fight Inflammatory Diseases
  • Eastman Students Win DownBeat Music Awards
  • Bradford Berk to Speak at Genetics Day
  • Go Green: RecycleMania 2010 Results

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 undergraduate Outstanding Performance award.

Bradford Berk to Speak at Genetics Day
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.

Go Green: Reyclemania 2010 Results
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Rochester made a strong showing in this year's RecycleMania 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.

May 5, 2010
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 82°
Showers, High 63°

Today's Event Highlight

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Bausch & Lomb Hall 106, 3:45 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
BBC (May 4)
‘African Rocks Record Ancient Magnetic Field’
Scientists have managed to push back the date for the earliest known presence of a magnetic field on Earth by about 250 million years. "Earth's magnetic field is important to us," John Tarduno, a professor of geophysics, physics, and astronomy, told the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, Austria. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (May 4)
‘Professors and Social Media’
Professors, particularly those in the senior ranks, might have a reputation for being leery of social media. But they are no Luddites when it comes to Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook and YouTube. Read more…

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