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@Rochester — Oct. 30, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 63°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 67°

In Today's Issue

  • University to Help Propel Local High School Students to College
  • Wake Up in Wilson on Halloween
  • "Always Better" Talks to Address Arthritis, Stroke
  • Eastman School, Bowling Green Stage First Modern Production of a 17th-Century Opera
  • Tuba Mirum Invited to International Conference
  • Healthy Volunteers Needed for Orthopaedic Research Study
  • Event Highlight: Library Scare Fair
  • Rochester in the News: Jack Werren and Michael Clark Featured
  • In Higher Ed: When Wikipedia Is the Assignment

News and Announcements

University to Help Propel Local High School Students to College
Rochester city high school students long on college aspirations but short on support will soon have the upper hand in their quest for higher education thanks to the launch of two new Upward Bound programs. The University has been awarded $2 million from the United States Department of Education to operate one program for students at Thomas Jefferson High School and another for math and science enthusiasts across the Rochester City School District.    Read more...

Wake Up in Wilson on Halloween
Enjoy a tasty breakfast and a good read at the Halloween-themed Wake Up in Wilson on Oct. 31 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Wilson Commons. Breakfast includes apples, pumpkin muffins, cider, and Fair-Trade coffee. Newspapers and books will be provided by the bookstore and WRUR will supply the music.   

"Always Better" Talks to Address Arthritis, Stroke
The Always Better series, open to the public, will present sessions on arthritis on Nov. 5 and stroke on Nov. 6.    Read more...

Eastman School, Bowling Green Stage First Modern Production of a 17th-Century Opera
The Eastman School and Bowling Green State University will present the first production in modern times of Francesco Cavalli's 1642 La virtù de' strali d'Amore on Nov. 9.    Read more...

Tuba Mirum Invited to International Conference
Tuba Mirum, Eastman's tuba and euphonium ensemble, has been invited to perform at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference next summer in Cincinnati. The conference, which is held biannually, is attended by the top tuba and euphonium artists and ensembles from around the world.    Read more...

Healthy Volunteers Needed for Orthopaedic Research Study
The Center for Musculoskeletal Research is currently conducting a research study to examine the association between lead exposure and bone density. If you are between the ages of 60-65 and have not been treated for osteoporosis you may be eligible to participate. Study procedures would include one visit at the medical center, a bone density scan, an x-ray to measure lead bone level, and a small blood draw. If you are eligible and participate in the study, you will receive $50 in cash. For more information, contact Kelly Unsworth at 273-1465.   

Events

Oct. 31
Library Scare Fair: Celebrate Halloween with costume contests, refreshments, and entertainment. Rush Rhees Library. 2 to 5 p.m.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

ScienCentral (Oct. 26)
"Genetic Parasites"
Biologists Jack Werren and Michael Clark are featured in a story on their study published in Science that showed the entire genetic code of one species residing inside the DNA of another.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 29)
"When Wikipedia Is the Assignment"
Although Wikipedia is disdained by many faculty, a professor at the University of Washington at Bothell is requiring students to submit their term papers to the popular, user-edited online encyclopedia in an attempt to bring student writing out into the open.   Read more...

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