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In Today's Issue 

  • Researchers Advance Understanding of Form of Malaria
  • University Named a 'Wealth of Health' Workplace
  • Professor Discusses Upcoming Benefit on Radio Show
  • Graduate Awarded 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
  • Go Green: LED Lighting in the IT Center
  • Student Organizes 2nd Annual 5K Run
  • Understanding the University Retirement Program

News and Announcements

Researchers Advance Understanding of Form of Malaria
Medical Center scientists are making strides against cerebral malaria, a fatal form of malaria in children that can ravage the brain and is extremely difficult to treat. New research points to platelets as playing an important role in the disease, stimulating the immune system and turning on molecules that increase inflammation.
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University Named a 'Wealth of Health' Workplace
Rochester will be presented with the 2010 Wealth of Health Award by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the Rochester Business Journal. The annual award recognizes small, mid-sized, and large businesses' commitments to fostering healthy behaviors in the workplace.
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Professor Discusses Upcoming Benefit on Radio Show
Daniel Beaumont, an associate professor of religion and classics, will discuss the upcoming "Hot Blues for the Homeless Benefit Concert: A Tribute to Son House" on 1370 Connection with Bob Smith today at 1 p.m. on 1370 AM. Listen live.

Graduate Awarded 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
Katsiaryna Pleshankova, a recent Rochester graduate, was awarded a 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Continuing Graduate Scholarship. Pleshankova will receive funding for the pursuit of a medical degree at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
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Go Green: LED Lighting in the IT Center

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Have you walked into the IT Center of Rush Rhees Library and noticed something's a bit different? It's new energy-efficient LED lighting. LED lights are significantly more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and have a typical life span of about 50,000 hours.
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Student Organizes 2nd Annual 5K Run
Marissa Balonon-Rosen, a rising sophomore who is a dual degree student at the University and the Eastman School, has organized the 2nd Annual River Run for Youth Harmony, on Friday, June 4.
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Understanding the University Retirement Program
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to receive the University's direct contribution to the retirement program will take place at 1 p.m. in ACF-B (2-1318) in the Medical Center. A representative from TIAA-CREF will also give a presentation covering general information on how to choose an investment allocation. For more information, visit the Benefits Web site.
June 3, 2010
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Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 73°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 77°
Today's Event Highlight
Summer Movie Screening
Free screening of The 40 Year Old Virgin. 9 p.m. Hoyt Auditorium. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Discovery News (May 31)
'Acupuncture Releases Natural Painkiller'
“I think it’s important that the Western world take acupuncture seriously,” says Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the Medical Center.  “Many patients have unnecessary pain. I hope this can improve pain treatment.” Also reported by Nature, New Scientist, and MSN. Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (May 29)
‘Women’s Colleges Shift Gaze to Less Well-Off’
A handful of small, private women’s colleges are shifting to enrolling and graduating low-income minority students, largely as a survival tactic for small colleges in dire straits. Many believe the shift is another take on the mission of a women’s college. Read more…

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