News and Announcements
Helping Haiti: Students, Faculty, and Staff Pull Together
"At times like this, we draw strength from expressing our concern for
others and assisting them," notes President Joel Seligman. And the
University community is finding ways to do just that.
Sleeping Beauty Hooks Up with Herpes to Fight Brain Disease
Neuroscientists at the Medical Center have brought together the herpes virus and a molecule known as Sleeping Beauty to improve a technology known as gene therapy, which aims to manipulate genes to correct for molecular flaws that cause disease.The first author of the paper is biochemistry graduate student Suresh de Silva.
Eastman Organists Make National Semi-Finals
Three of the seven semi-finalists chosen for the National Young Organists Competition in Organ Performance are Eastman School DMA students. Daniel Aune, Nathan Davy, and Anne Laver will be traveling to Winnetka, Ill., to participate in the live-performance semifinal round on May 26.
Talk Explores Gender and Innovation
Annette Kahler, director of the Albany Law School Center for Law & Innovation and a visiting assistant professor of law, will present a talk on "Women in Intellectual Property: Influences on the Innovation Ecosystem" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Goergen 101. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.
Fulbright Information Session
The first Fulbright Information Session
of the semester is at 1 p.m. in the Stackel Room, Wilson Commons. Draft
proposals are due in late march for fall 2010 application cycle. Juniors and graduate students are encouraged to attend.
Rochester in the News
'Parasitic Wasps' Genome May Yield New Drugs'
Discovery Channel (Jan. 14)
John Werren, professor of biology, led a study, published in the journal Science, in which the college's Nasonia Genome Working Group sequenced the genomes of three parasitic wasps.
In Higher Education
'Recession Spurs Interest in Graduate, Law Schools'
New York Times (Jan. 9)
It took longer than some experts expected, but the recession and the resulting shortage of good jobs have spurred a jump in applications to law schools and a growing interest in graduate programs.