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In Today's Issue

  • Part of Intercampus Drive to Close
  • Grant Will Fund Study on Blood Transfusion Safety
  • State Organization Honors Anti-Violence Program
  • Talk: Religion and Diversity in the Military
  • University Postcard Book Available in Paperback

News and Announcements

Part of Intercampus Drive to Close
Starting Monday, Intercampus Drive between Trustee Road and Hutchison Road on the River Campus will be closed while crews work on a utility tunnel and make basin repairs. Vehicles going to Intercampus Drive will be detoured from Wilson Boulevard to Hutchison Road. Pedestrian traffic to and from the Medical Center will be detoured through an alternate path to Zone 2 North (Intercampus Lot) during construction. The project is expected to last approximately two weeks.

Grant Will Fund Study on Blood Transfusion Safety
This week it was announced that blood researchers Neil Blumberg, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and Richard Phipps, a professor of environmental medicine, were among a select group of investigators nationwide who received federal awards to improve the safety of blood transfusions.

State Organization Honors Anti-Violence Program
The Healthcare Association of New York State has recognized the Rochester Youth Violence Partnership, based at the Medical Center, for its efforts to reduce violence and improve community health.

Talk: Religion and Diversity in the Military
The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity presents a talk on "The Roles of Religion and Diversity in the US Military" with lieutenant commander Abuhena Saifulislam, at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 9, in Sloan Auditorium. Saifulislam is the second Muslim chaplain in the U.S. Navy and was the first Muslim chaplain ever assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps. The talk is free and open to the community. Call 275-7512 for more information.

University Postcard Book Available in Paperback
A paperback version of Wish You Were Here: A Century of Postcards of the University of Rochester is now available through several online retailers and through campus bookstores. Get it through Lulu (hardcover also available), Barnes and Noble, or Amazon. All profits will be donated to Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections.

June 25, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 80°
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 80°
Today's Event Highlight
Art & Treasures Sale
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
WHEC-TV (June 24)
'U of R Geophysicist Weighs in on Earthquake'
John Tarduno, a professor of geophysics, said these are not active fault lines but what he calls ancient zones of weakness. “It is possible that we could have something slightly larger. A high magnitude four or maybe a low magnitude five associated with an aftershock but again, this is quite a bit different than a magnitude six that would cause damage.” Read more...

In Higher Education
The New York Times (June 23)
'Debate Over Industry Role in Educating Doctors'
In the latest effort to break up the often cozy relationship between doctors and the medical industry, the University of Michigan Medical School has become the first to decide that it will no longer take any money from drug and device makers to pay for coursework doctors need to renew their medical licenses. Read more...

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