April 16, 2007
Shirley Ann Jackson to give Commencement address
Shirley Ann Jackson, a nationally recognized leader in higher education, will address graduates during the University’s 157th Commencement. “Her accomplishments make Dr. Jackson a role model for young adults who are starting out their careers and will be shaping society,” says Dean of the College Richard Feldman. (Read more.)
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter recently announced $1.8 million in federal funding for a nanotechnology research center at the University.
The University is joining more than 70 other Rochester-area employers in the “Eat Well Live Well Challenge.” Faculty and staff can sign up for the program and track their progress online for a chance to win prizes, lose weight, and improve their overall health.
The Medical Center has announced plans to begin construction on what could be the first facility in the country devoted to clinical and translational science research.
The Eastman School concludes its eclectic Mosaic Series with violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will offer his perspective on leadership as the headliner for Meliora Weekend 2007.
Two weeks ago the University was awarded $26 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish the New York Influenza Center of Excellence. David Topham, associate professor of microbiology and immunology and codirector of the influenza center, recently talked about flu and the role of the new center.
Steve Manly, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected to receive the 2007 American Association for Physics Teachers Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
An upcoming conference, “Religious Transgressions of Modernity,” builds on the cross disciplinary dialogue that has unfolded during the academic year thanks to the Humanities Project—and takes it even further.
Research led by John Tarduno, professor of geophysics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and featured in the April 6 issue of Nature indicates the Earth’s magnetic field was nearly as strong 3.2 billion years ago as it is today.
A roundup of news and announcements.