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NEWS | April 2011

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Burgett

DEAN BURGETT
Longtime dean and friend to generations of students, Paul Burgett looks forward to new role

Meliora

MELIORA MOMENTS
What’s your Meliora Moment? Contribute the story of how you were inspired to be “ever better”

UM . . . LET'S LEARN
There’s good news for parents who are worried that they’re setting a bad example when they say “um” and “uh.” A new University study shows that toddlers use stumbles and hesitations to help learn language more efficiently.
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NO. 1 FOR HEALTH CARE Strong Memorial Hospital ranks first in new regional ranking

ADD IT UP Students place in top 3 percent in premier math competition

Burns

COMMENCEMENT
Xerox CEO and University trustee Ursula Burns to deliver address, receive Eastman Medal

Saunders

BUILDING NAMED
Medical Center dedicates the Saunders Research Building, named for area business leader E. Philip Saunders

TRIAL UPDATE From President Joel Seligman: “Monroe County Court Judge John DeMarco has issued a not guilty verdict in the criminal case involving University student Daren Venable.”

 
DISCOVERY

Discovery

‘PACMAN’ v. CANCER
“Pacman strategy” boosts immune system to fight cancer

BRAIN INJURY
Antidepressants boost brain cells after injury in early studies

OBESITY PARADOX?
Obesity isn’t always protective after surgery

TUMOR TREATMENT
From brain to heart, first treatment is a breakthrough

BETTER PRESSURE
New device lowers hard-to-treat hypertension

ARTS & MUSIC

Art and Music

COME ON DOWN! video icon
The Midnight Ramblers serenade Aaron Michalko ’14 on The Price Is Right

PULITZER FINALIST
Eastman composition professor was one of three finalists for music prize

KENNEDY HONORS
Percussion ensemble represents Eastman School

GYM CLASS video icon
Double bass students head to the gym for some boxing basics

READING LIST
Who will win Open Letter’s Translated Book Awards?

CONNECTIONS

Connections

BIOMED & BALLET audio icon
Biomedical engineer Erin Keegan ’13 finds balance in her studies

MESSINGER DEAN
Eastman School's deanship named for Joan and Martin Messinger ’49

GIFT OF EDUCATION
Celebrating the namesakes of Rochester’s student scholarships

ENDOWED SUPPORT
Alumni couple create new funds for faculty and students

IN MEMORIAM
Jack Kampmeier, chemistry professor emeritus, former dean

CALENDAR

Calendar

FIBER ART
Memorial Art Gallery is one of three national stops for exhibition, May 1

LOCAL & CAMPUS

MODELING BUSINESS
Teams in Mark Ain Business Competition vie for cash prizes, May 11

REGIONAL

AMERICA’S FINANCES NYC: Simon-led panel explores “emerging risks,” May 19

MUSIC & MOVIES
LA: Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal ’85E, May 1

 
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