September 15, 2008
$11.5M Grant for Cancer Center
The future looks extremely bright for America, according to famed interpreter of public opinion John Zogby who will talk about his new book The Way We’ll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream at 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, in the Welles-Brown Room of the Rush Rhees Library.
Six research projects at the University have been selected as recipients of the first Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards. Crossing a wide range of disciplines, over 50 applications from 62 departments were submitted.
Two men who have dedicated their careers to ensuring equal opportunities for others will receive the Frederick Douglass Medal from the University and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies on September 23.
>President Seligman offered a detailed look at the progress made this year during his annual report to the Faculty Senate on September 9.
The first annual “Clean & Go Green” event was held in Wallis Hall on August 19. As part of the effort, Wallis Hall residents recycled non-confidential paper, cleaned out desk drawers, deleted old e-mails, and discarded outdated equipment.
Performances later this week at the Eastman School will take on an international flair.
President Seligman presented Senator Charles Schumer the Science Coalition’s “Champion of Science” award on September 10 in Washington, D.C.
Why does time march in only one direction—forward? It’s one of physics’ biggest conundrums, and a mystery that Nobel laureate Anthony Leggett will tackle during his visit to Rochester on Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26 as part of the 2008 Montroll Lectures in Physics.
A new test developed by Professors Elizabeth Marvin and Elissa Newport shows that perfect pitch—the ability to recognize and remember a tone without a reference—is much more common in nonmusicians than scientists had expected.
National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and continues through October 15.
Richard Fisher, director of the Wilmot Cancer Center, says an $11.5 million National Cancer Institute grant is a “seal of approval” for the Medical Center’s lymphoma research and care—and for Rochester’s team of more than 20 clinicians and scientists, one of the largest in the Northeast.