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In Today's Issue

  • Security Update: Arrests Made, Investigations Continue
  • Study: Nature Makes People Feel More Alive
  • Golisano Children's Hospital Programs Among Nation's Best
  • Chemist Receives $1.2 Million to Study Nitrogen Fixing 
  • Center for Visual Studies Hosts Symposium
  • Mt. Hope Family Center Featured on Radio Today
  • Annual Telethon Benefits Children's Hospital
  • Adobe Day: 'Experience CS5'

News and Announcements

Security Update: Arrests Made, Investigations Continue
Rochester Police have arrested several suspects in connection with the crimes that occurred last week on the periphery of the University's River Campus. Additional security measures also have been taken in response to the incidents.
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Study: Nature Makes People Feel More Alive
Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, and that sense of increased vitality exists above and beyond the energizing effects of physical activity and social interaction that are often associated with our forays into the natural world, the studies show. "Nature is fuel for the soul," says Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor of psychology at Rochester.
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Golisano Children’s Hospital Programs Among Nation's Best
Golisano Children's Hospital has been named among the nation’s best hospitals for pediatric orthopaedics, neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
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Chemist Receives $1.2 Million to Study Nitrogen Fixing
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Patrick Holland, an associate professor of chemistry, $1.2 million to study how nitrogen gas is transformed into ammonia, a crucial chemical process that allows plants to absorb the nutrients they need to survive.
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Center for Visual Studies Hosts Symposium
The Center for Visual Studies is hosting faculty and researchers from around the world for its 27th symposium, "Photons and Neurons," from June 4 to 6 in Goergen Hall. The event provides a platform to exchange ideas, identify pressing neurobiological questions, discuss current limitations, and develop possible solutions.
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Mt. Hope Family Center Featured on Radio Today
Mt. Hope Family Center will be featured today from noon to 2 p.m. on WCEOhq Radio, part of the Internet Radio Network division of The Washington Times. The host, Bruce Peters, will interview Fran Weisberg, a member of the center's advisory board. Listen online.

Annual Telethon Benefits Children's Hospital
The Children's Miracle Network News 10NBC Telethon benefiting Golisano Children's Hospital will take place during Miracle Weekend, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 4, and 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5, on News10NBC. To make a gift, dial 241-KIDS to donate during the telethon, donate online, or give $10 by texting "Strong" to 85944.

Adobe Day: 'Experience CS5'
University IT is sponsoring Adobe Day on Wednesday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium. Register online. The event, which is free and open to the University community, includes lunch and prizes. Direct questions to sitelic@rochester.edu.

June 4, 2010
Partly Cloudy
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 80°
Tomorrow:
AM Thunderstorms, High 78°
Weekend Event Highlight
Stroll for Strong Kids and 5K Run
June 5. 8 a.m. Wilson Quadrangle, River Campus. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Scientific American (June 1)
'Expert Education'
“We know a lot about how to educate people on facts, but we know almost nothing about how to educate people on acquiring perceptual skills other than lots of repetition, which can be very time-consuming and expensive,” says Robert Jacobs, professor of brain and cognitive sciences and of computer science. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (June 3)
'3-Year Degrees? Not So Fast'
As the idea continues to attract praise, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities issues a statement suggesting the concept needs scrutiny and skepticism. Read more...

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