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Newsday (December 5)

Univ. of Rochester offers annual scholarships to city students

Rochester Promise news conference

Fewer than four of every 10 students in Rochester's beleaguered public schools earn a high school diploma. Those who do have slim hopes of enrolling in the University of Rochester, a prestigious private school where tuition is $35,000 a year. That prospect looked a little brighter Wednesday when the 157-year-old school said it would waive up to $100,000 in tuition costs over four years for any Rochester school district graduate who qualifies for admission on academic merit. The Rochester Promise program, among a handful of similar initiatives at campuses around the country aimed at accommodating struggling urban school districts, "is our way of celebrating our close relationship to a city we love," said the school's president, Joel Seligman. (Also reported by Houston Chronicle, Hemscott UK, The Buffalo News, R News video, WHAM TV ABC, WXXI News, Rochester Business Journal, Democrat and Chronicle and others)

Time Magazine (December)

Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs

flu vaccine trials

#3. First Human Vaccine Against Bird Flu
Time Magazine this week cited the approval of a bird flu vaccine earlier this year as the top medical development in 2007. Key testing of the vaccine, the first ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent bird flu, was done by doctors and nurses at the University of Rochester Medical Center. More than 750 people in the Rochester area have taken part in studies of bird flu vaccines at the University. (Also reported by WROC TV8, Democrat and Chronicle)

Washington Post (December 11)

Nanotech Firms Find Room on Campus

Mark Zupan, dean of the University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business Administration in Rochester, N.Y., sees the tradeoff as promoting innovation. He said he worried only that businesses might try to use the universities' names or reputations to enhance the credibility of their research. (Also reported by USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, Newsday, MSN Money, CNN Money, Associated Press, GMA News, Fox News, Denver Post, Brisbane Times Australia, WHEC TV and many others)


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