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NEWS | January 2012

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World Travelers
Competitive State Department program awards study abroad scholarships to 12 students


Leading Libraries
Toronto’s Mary Ann Mavrinac has been named Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries

Study Detects ‘Saturn on Steroids’
Rochester astronomers are the first to report a “system of discrete, thin, dust rings detected around a very low-mass object outside of our solar system”

The Meliora Challenge: Simon School alumni give $4.5 million; Golisano Children’s Hospital campaign volunteer leaders pledge $1.3 million and $1 million

From the President: President Joel Seligman delivers his midyear report to the University community; addresses Kodak’s Chapter 11 announcement


MLK Address
Michael Eric Dyson delivers annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, Jan. 27


2,000 and Counting
Annual giving leadership society, the George Eastman Circle, passes goal of 2,000 members



Looking at Lungs
A multimillion-dollar federal grant launches a new center for lung research 

Precision Radiation
New studies point to long-term survival for liver cancer patients and for some patients with early metastasis

Heat Stroke
Rochester scientists may have discovered one of the first drugs to combat heat stroke


Art and Music

‘King of Pop’? video icon
Doctoral student explores musical legacy of Michael Jackson in new book

Crafting Modernism
Memorial Art Gallery surveys post-WWII studio craft movement

Concert Calendar
Check out the Eastman concert calendar for 2012

Need a Musician?
Eastman’s “Gig Service” connects performers and audiences



NYC Update
CNBC’s Larry Kudlow ’69 joins Simon’s NYC conference in May

Diversity Ideas?
Alumni are invited to submit proposals for the third annual diversity conference

Alumni Travel
ITALY: “Ancient Engineering in Rome,” April 28–May 2

In Memoriam
Eastman School’s John Maloy; anthropology and religion’s Grace Gredys Harris



After the Crash
DC: President Joel Seligman discusses the financial crisis, markets, and the future, March 1


Nancy Bennett, director of the Center for Community Health, discusses translational medicine, Feb. 21

Provost Ralph Kuncl discusses the University and the new mission statement, Feb. 19



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Meliora Weekend


Rochester Review

Rochester in the News

Meliora Challenge

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