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@Rochester — July 16, 2007


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Partly Cloudy, 87°
Tomorrow: Isolated Storms, 86°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Joins Few to Offer Test for Deadly Childhood Disease
  • Renovated Medical Intensive Care Unit Opens
  • A Space of Their Own
  • Event Highlight: Summer Carillon Recital Series
  • Rochester in the News: Alumnus on New Lie-Detection Technology
  • In Higher Ed: Hitting the Books Instead of the Beach

News and Announcements

Rochester Offers Gene Test to Detect Deadly Childhood Disease
Rochester has become one of only a handful of communities around the world to offer a genetic test to detect Batten disease, a deadly inherited disorder. The Batten disease center at the Medical Center offers genetic testing—the only way to definitively diagnose the disorder—for the three most common forms of Batten disease.    Read more...

Renovated Medical Intensive Care Unit Opens
Those who need the services of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital have a new patient- and family-centered facility. The newly renovated MICU—with 12 patient rooms that are each 320 square feet, a significant improvement that more than doubles the original room space—was dedicated Friday.   Read more...

A Space of Their Own
If you could design a place on campus to study, what would it look like? The library asked, Rochester students answered, and the Collaborative Learning Center was born at Rush Rhees Library.   Read more...


July 16
Hopeman Memorial Carillon Summer Recital Series: International carilloneurs Ana and Sara Elias perform. Eastman Quadrangle, 7 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

The New Yorker (July 2)
A story exploring whether the brain-imaging technology known as functional MRI (fMRI) can be used to detect lies features Joel Huizenga ’84S (MBA), the founder of the San Diego company No Lie MRI. The company is one of the first to capitalize on the idea that fMRI can be used to tell when someone is being less than truthful. “Once you jump behind the skull, there’s no hiding,” Huizenga says.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Los Angeles Times (July 13)
"Hitting the Books Instead of the Beach"
“While friends hit the beach or work at full-time summer jobs, more students than ever in California’s public universities are enrolled in summer classes to avoid the all too common five- or six-year degree plan. Many say they were unable to gain entrance to the courses during the regular school year’s crowded sessions or they want to concentrate on earning good grades with fewer distractions than in the fall and spring.”   Read more...

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