The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center received $1 million in federal funding on Monday. The federal grant, secured by U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport), will be used to purchase a trilogy radiosurgery system for cancer treatment.
“We have seen tremendous advancements in the treatment of cancer, but there are many more challenges ahead,” Slaughter said. “With this kind of technology at our disposal, leading facilities like Wilmot will be able to help more cancer patients in a more effective way than ever before.”
The installation of the system is part of a greater cancer treatment and research facility that is currently under construction.
The federal grant is the second instillation of federal funds this month for the Wilmot Center having received $2.5 million in February. The Center is trying to raise $65 million in total for their new facilities and to double their current work force.Two students win Goldwater Scholarship Two UR Juniors, Elise Peterson and Stephen Privitera were recently named 2006 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. They were selected as two of the 323 scholarship recipients of 1081 applicants this year. They also mark the 13th and 14th UR students to be named Goldwater Scholars since 2000.
“The Goldwater is the premier nationally competitive undergraduate science scholarship,” Director of Fellowships and Assistant Director of the College Center for Academic Support Belinda Redden said.
The scholarship was established in 1986 by Congress to honor Senator Barry Goldwater. Every year, four UR students are selected to compete with highly qualified sophomores and juniors from across the country for the $7,500 award.
“The goal of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program is to ensure a continuous supply of highly qualified scientific researchers by recognizing outstanding undergraduate math, science and engineering students who have demonstrated exceptional research promise and who are also committed to the pursuit of graduate education, usually the Ph.D. and research-based careers in their fields of study,” Redden said.
“It was really cool, it means I can do a lot more my senior year than I expected,” Junior Elise Peterson said. “It was really a validation for all the hard work I’ve been doing.”SALSITA fashion show raises money for Red Cross Spanish and Latino Students In Training for Awareness put on their first fashion show on Saturday in the May Room of Wilson Commons. The show, called “The Evolution of Fashion: Styles from the 80s, 90s and 2000s,” was to raise money for the Red Cross.
The fashion show featured clothes from local stores. “The clothes that were modeled were from the Greece Ridge Mall Bon-Ton, Men’s Warehouse and Rue-21, the Marketplace Mall Gap and from outfits each model already owned,” Belizaire said.
About 35 models wore the clothing for the 55 to 60 person audience.
“We wanted to give a fashion show not only as a creative way to raise money for the Red Cross, which gives so much to the Monroe community, but also as a way of giving back,” SALSITA member and freshman Quintessa McFadden said.
The event successfully raised over $200, of which about $130 will be donated to the Red Cross after covering the cost of event support.Reporting by Bonnie Jarrett.