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@Rochester — Aug. 14, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 79°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 78°

In Today's Issue

  • Newsweek Names Eastman 'Hottest Music School'
  • Draining Away Brain's Toxic Protein to Stop Alzheimer's
  • Event Highlight: Warner School Admissions Information Session
  • Rochester in the News: Henry Kautz on Using GPS to Locate Lost Alzheimer's Patients, Research by Mark Aguiar on How Americans Spend Time
  • In Higher Ed: Affirmative Action and Why Race Matters

News and Announcements

Newsweek Selects Eastman as 'Hottest Music School'
Eastman logoThe Eastman School of Music has been named the "Hottest Music School" in the 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get into College" guide. The Eastman School was one of 25 schools selected as noteworthy for offering top academic programs and also for generating "extra buzz" because of recent events or trend-setting initiatives.    Read more...

Draining Away Brain's Toxic Protein to Stop Alzheimer's
Medical Center scientists are trying a plumber's approach to rid the brain of the amyloid buildup that plagues Alzheimer's patients: Simply drain the toxic protein away. That's the method outlined in a paper published online August 12 by Nature Medicine.    Read more...

Events

August 14
Warner School Admissions Information Session: Hawkins-Carlson Room. Rush Rhees Library. 5:30 p.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (August 12)
"Helping Find Lost Alzheimer's Patients "
In a report about high-tech ways to find lost Alzheimer's patients, Henry Kautz, professor of computer science, says the accuracy of GPS tracking depends on access to satellites powering the navigation tool. "You have to have a clear line of sight to the satellite," Kautz says, which can be difficult in a large city.    Read more...

Boston Globe (August 12)
"The Underworked American"
Research by Mark Aguiar, associate professor of economics, and Erik Hurst, an economist from the University of Chicago, is cited as a growing area of study. The economists are examining how today's Americans spend their time compared to previous generations.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (August 13)
"Race (Still) Matters"
"Amid legal and political defeats for affirmative action, sociologists present new research to illustrate the continuing impact of racial inequities."   Read more...

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