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  • Canadian Earthquake Shakes University, Upstate NY
  • Scientists Explore Why Psoriasis Patients Suffer Joint Damage
  • Simon Introduces BlackBerry Mobile Application
  • Bursar's Office Will Close Briefly Today

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Canadian Earthquake Shakes University, Upstate NY

John Tarduno, a professor of geophysics, says yesterday's 5.0 earthquake, originating near the Ontario-Quebec border in Canada, was one of the largest captured on the University's seismograph since its installation more than 10 years ago. "This felt like a California quake, and it seemed close," Tarduno says. "It's a typical earthquake, maybe, but definitely not typical for Rochester." The University has not received any reports of damage or injuries as a result of the quake. Watch a video interview with Tarduno and see photos of what the seismograph captured.

Scientists Explore Why Psoriasis Patients Suffer Joint Damage

A new grant from the National Psoriasis Foundation could help Medical Center scientists find ways to forecast which patients with the red, flaky skin disorder are most likely to suffer from an arthritic disease that sometimes follows.

Simon Introduces BlackBerry Mobile Application
BlackBerry users now have access to a free mobile application featuring faculty research, job postings, social media, an alumni firms directory, and more from the Simon School.

Bursar's Office Will Close Briefly Today
The Bursar's Office on the River Campus will be closed today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

June 24, 2010
Today's Forecast:
AM Showers, High 78°
Sunny, High 78°
Today's Event Highlight
Art & Treasures: 'Bargains and Beer'
6 to 8 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
Buffalo News (June 22)
'Time for a Nature Break'
In a study of more than 500 college students, University of Rochester scientists found that subjects consistently reported feeling more energetic when they spent time outdoors in natural surroundings, as opposed to remaining indoors. Read more...

In Higher Education
Boston Globe (June 22)
'Summer School? That Sounds Cool.'
With money tight and jobs scarce, a growing number of college students are choosing classes over time at the beach. Read more...

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