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NEWS | January 2010

main photo BOXING, EXTREME MAKEOVER & SCHOLARSHIP
Jonathan Vazquez '11 is the first recipient of a Rochester scholarship sparked by TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

BERK RETURNS TO MEDICAL CENTER
Seven months after a spinal injury, Bradford Berk resumes CEO duties; Mark Taubman is named dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry

CLEAR COMMITMENT "Our course is clear and our commitment to being a 'University of the Highest Order' is unrelenting," President Joel Seligman says in faculty address

ROCHESTER RESPONDS The University community reaches out to Haiti

FORMULA FOR SUCCESS Math department finds new life as leading program

MLK ADDRESS Rev. Joseph Lowery delivers MLK Commemorative Address Jan. 22

More news . . .

 
DISCOVERY

Discovery
WEEKEND WORK? video
Rochester psychologists document value of the weekend to well-being

WASP GENOME video
Mapping the genome of parasitic wasps may point to better pest control

CANCER CLUES
From maggots to fruit flies, a clue to cancer's invasive process

VITAMIN D & RACE
A link between vitamin deficiency and cardiac deaths?

ARTS & MUSIC

Arts & Music
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
University librarians drawn on their inner superheroes to help students

SOUNDS OF MUSIC
College music department sees growth in student interest

NOTABLE AWARDS
Eastman students have won recognition in recent competitions

BEST TRANSLATIONS
Open Letter's Three Percent blog names 2010 award nominees

CONNECTIONS

Connections
LANGUAGE 'AVATAR'
Paul Frommer '65 is the mind behind the language of Avatar

HOW TO GET TO SESAME STREET
Warner doctoral student gives science advice to Elmo, Big Bird, and others

SEEKING PLACEMENTS
Simon School seeks job placements, internships for its students

IN MEMORIAM
Alan Stockman, professor of economics

CALENDAR

Calendar
FASHIONING KIMONO
The art and history of Japan's national dress opens Jan. 31

LOCAL & CAMPUS

SPRING LINEUP
Guest, faculty, and student performers fill spring calendar at Eastman

REGIONAL

ROCHESTER FORUM
Naples, Fla., Jan. 26

RECEPTION WITH PRESIDENT
Austin, Texas, Feb. 4

 

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