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In Today's Issue

  • Robert Boyd Named Canada Excellence Research Chair
  • Eastman Flutist Awarded Fulbright to Study in France
  • Study Helps Explain Male Dominance in Liver Cancer
  • University Mourns Death of Janet Sawyer
  • Multicultural Business Directories Available
  • Well-U Workshop Offers Tips on Coping with Stress

News and Announcements

Robert Boyd Named Canada Excellence Research Chair
Robert Boyd, a professor of optics, has been named a Canada Excellence Research Chair, a prestigious award given to only 20 people that comes with $10 million in research support. He will join the faculty of the University of Ottawa, but will also keep an unpaid position at Rochester that will allow him to continue to advise graduate students and manage research contracts.

Eastman Flutist Awarded Fulbright to Study in France
Andre Washington's recent graduation from the Eastman School culminated four years of intense study but not his education overall: the flutist was awarded a 2010 Fulbright Research Grant and will be continuing his education in France.

Study Helps Explain Male Dominance in Liver Cancer
A Medical Center study helps to explain why men get liver cancer more often than women and opens the door for a new treatment pathway. The study shows a direct link between the androgen receptor, which is more active in men, and the hepatitis B virus as it relates to liver cancer.

United Way Pledge Forms Still Available
The University's 2010 United Way Campaign is winding down after surpassing its $1.3 million goal. If you'd still like to help the campaign, you can make a pledge until next spring on the University's United Way Web site. Please note that after May 31 the ePledge link be replaced with a downloadable paper pledge form.

University Mourns Death of Janet Sawyer
The University flag will be lowered to half-staff today in memory of Janet Sawyer, a dental assistant in the department of dentistry in the Medical Center. Sawyer, who lived in LeRoy, died May 10. She joined the University in July 2002. She was 49.

Multicultural Business Directories Available
The Office of Human Resources-Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion has created African-American and Latino-American business and service directories. The directories are a reference for newcomers to the greater Rochester area and represent a sampling of businesses, institution, and services.

Well-U Workshop Offers Tips on Coping with Stress
Well-U will offer a free stress management workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in the Louise Slaughter Room in the Medical Center. The workshop will offer problem solving skills, coping strategies, and cognitive reframing. To register for the workshop, e-mail Well-U.  For more information, call 276-5050.

May 20, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight

New Horizons Big Band/Brasso Profundo
Eastman School Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
The Wall Street Journal (May 19)
‘Amazon Branches Out with Publishing Arm’
Chad Post, director of Open Letter Books, which specializes in literature in translation, says translators typically command between $100 and $125 per thousand words. "There's a perception that books in translation don't sell as well, so you have to spend more on marketing than you might with a typical American author." Read more…

In Higher Education
The Baltimore Sun (May 18)
‘Job Picture Not Quite as Bleak for Graduating Seniors’
Hiring trends are positive for the first time in almost two years, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Employers are planning to hire 5.3 percent more new graduates in 2009-2010 than they did in 2008-2009. Read more…

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