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@Rochester — Aug. 21, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 68°
Tomorrow: Cloudy, High 77°

In Today's Issue

  • Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute Opens in Henrietta
  • Alzheimer's Project Focuses on Role of Brain Inflammation
  • Registration Opens for the Always Better Fall Semester
  • County Begins Drainage Line Installation
  • Event Highlight: Bioethics Reading Group
  • Rochester in the News: Shanna Swan's Study of Phthalates
  • In Higher Ed: Scholars and Barack Obama

News and Announcements

Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute Opens in Henrietta
CVRI BuildingThe Medical Center is announcing the opening of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute in the Town of Henrietta. More than 100 scientists, students and technicians, currently housed across the Medical Center's campus, will be brought together under one roof. Faculty and staff are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 5:30 p.m. at 211 Bailey Road.    Read more...

Alzheimer's Project Focuses on Role of Brain Inflammation
Medical Center scientists have received $1.37 million to continue their work looking at some of the earliest events that occur at the start of Alzheimer's disease—a condition that now generally goes undetected until the death of key brain cells has been underway for decades.   Read more...

Registration Opens for the Always Better Fall Semester
Sign up now for Always Better noncredit courses, seminars, and workshops for adults. Among the offerings this fall are History of Jazz, UR Passport Series: Japan, Wine Appreciation, Reforming America's Schools, Beginner Hip Hop, and more. Tuition discounts are available for the University community. Register online. For more information, call the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344 or visit www.rochester.edu/osp.   

County Begins Drainage Line Installation
Monroe County Pure Waters will be installing a new storm water drainage line along Kendrick Road and Crittenden Boulevard during the next two months. View a project schedule and map of the affected areas.   

Events

August 21
Bioethics Reading Group: Old Hawkins Room (1-7438), Medical Center. 5:30 p.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

USA Today (August 15)
"Hospitals Move to Phase Out Chemical"
A story on a growing number of hospitals interested in phasing out medical equipment that uses the plastic compounds known as phthalates cites research by Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Swan's 2005 study found differences in the reproductive organs of boys whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of several phthalates.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (August 20)
"A Glance at the Current Issue of the Journal of Black Studies: Scholars and Barack Obama"
"The Illinois senator's presidential campaign gives researchers 'a unique opportunity and lens to examine or re-examine race,' a scholar says."   Read more...

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