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.
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.
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.
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.