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NEWS | September 2011

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Celebrating Meliora
You’re invited to A Celebration of Meliora, a unique opportunity to celebrate the University’s history and future, Oct. 22


‘Our Next Chapter’
President Seligman’s annual address: “Our alumni and friends share our dream: To be one of the leading research universities of the 21st century”

YellowJackets Advance in The Sing-Off video icon
Tune in Monday, Oct. 3, as Rochester’s YellowJackets advance to the second round of NBC’s nationally televised a cappella singing competition. See their first-round performance.

Pervasive Computing Rochester joins five other universities in a computing collaboration with microprocessor giant Intel

Duncan Moore Leads Optics Commission The Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering is only the fourth American elected to head the International Commission for Optics


URnano Opens
A new engineering facility is designed to research and fabricate materials at the atomic and molecular scale


More Math, Science
An NSF grant boosts the Warner School’s efforts to address the shortage of highly qualified math and science teachers



Here’s to Your Heart
How often you drink alcohol may be more important than how much you drink

Fruit Fly Surprise
Fruit flies provide intriguing findings in cell regulation study

Help for Arthritis?
An osteoporosis medication may offer clues for treating arthritis

Stem Cell Boost
Studies explore potential to treat neurological diseases and disorders


Art and Music

Beyond Words audio icon
The University hosts the largest exhibition of the graphic art of poet-painter Kenneth Patchen

Literary Benefits
Download The Three Percent Problem, an e-book on publishing and literary translation

Humanities Corridor
An inter-university partnership receives a $1 million grant to enhance scholarship in the humanities



Service Days audio icon
Freshman classes in the College and at Eastman start the school year with a day of volunteering

Simon Slideshowaudio icon
A slideshow from the Simon School’s ceremony to kick off the academic year

Students Honored
Undergraduates receive NROTC Legion of Valor award and Astronaut Scholarship

In Memoriam
Remembering trustee William May ’37



Extreme Materials 2
The sequel to a popular 2006 exhibition opens Oct. 23 at the MAG


Rochester Forum
ROCHESTER: University scientists discuss the latest in Alzheimer’s research, Oct. 21


Costs of Health Care
DENVER: Medical school’s Dean Mark Taubman discusses the rising costs of health care, Nov. 6


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