In Today's Issue
- University Top Draw for African Leadership Students
- Group Looks at Stem Cell Potential, Challenges
- Work Supports Alternate Mechanism of Speciation
- Home Run Derby Supports Kessler Burn Center
- WUN Research Fund Available to Rochester
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Begins
- Festival Marks 10 Years of Help for Golisano Kids
- University Docs Give Free Heart Screenings
News and Announcements
University Top Draw for African Leadership Students
The University ranks as the No. 1 destination for graduates of the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a selective college preparatory program in South Africa. Last week the University hosted the academy’s fourth annual indaba, meaning “gathering” in Zulu—the largest conference in North America for students who have graduated from the academy and are pursuing higher education in the United States. Sixty-eight students attended the event. Read more...
Group Looks at Stem Cell Potential, Challenges
In an article appearing online Thursday in the journal Science, a group of researchers, including Steve Goldman, Medical Center Distinguished Professor and codirector of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine, review the potential and challenges facing the scientific community as therapies involving stem cells move closer to reality. Read more...
Work Supports Alternate Mechanism of Speciation
A newly discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation, according to work by a Rochester team. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of biology. “We now have evidence that speciation can take place within a single colony.” The findings were published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Read more...
Home Run Derby Supports Kessler Burn Center
Former pro baseball player Matthew Dryer will throw pitches Friday, Aug. 22, in support of UR Medicine's Kessler Burn Center. Dryer, a former Kessler patient, has organized Let’s Bash One for Burn Victims!, a home run derby at Frontier Field. All proceeds benefit patients at the Kessler Burn Center. Read more...
WUN Research Fund Available to Rochester
As a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), Rochester is eligible for assistance from the Research Development Fund, a competitive fund available only to WUN partner institutions. The annual call for collaborative proposals with other WUN members is now open and available here.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Begins
UR Medicine’s Strong Recovery is beginning a monthly Opioid Overdose Prevention Program to help people recognize the symptoms of opioid overdose and how to react to it. Those who complete the hour-long training will be equipped with an overdose reversal kit containing naloxone, a prescription medicine used by emergency responders to help save suspected overdose patients. The program is open to the public and free of charge. Read more...
Festival Marks 10 Years of Help for Golisano Kids
The 10th Fairport Music and Food Festival will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Lift Bridge Lane, with all proceeds benefiting Golisano Children's Hospital. Read more...
University Docs Give Free Heart Screenings
UR Medicine cardiologists will offer free blood pressure and oxygenation screenings to help detect early signs of heart disease, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at Eastview Mall. Read more...
| Aug. 22, 2014
Today's Event Highlight
Center for Visual Science Symposium
8 a.m., Goergen Hall
Partly Cloudy, High 79°
Partly Cloudy, 79°
Rochester in the News
Newsday (Aug. 19)
Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly
"The side effect profile with antipsychotics is particularly concerning, so there is ample evidence to worry about their use in older adults unless they're absolutely necessary," said Anton Porsteinsson, the William and Sheila Konar Endowed Professor of Psychiatry.
National Review Online (Aug. 21)
A School-to-Prison Pipeline?
For the administration, this is clear evidence of racial discrimination. But Joshua Kinsler, assistant professor of economics, contends that the discrepancies are "largely generated by cross-school variation in punishment."
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