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  • Program Advances Renewable Energy Development
  • Gift Supports Eastman Theatre Project
  • Biologist Documents New Mechanism for Evolution
  • Paving to Begin on Trustee Road
  • Memorial Service for Sanford Segal is Sunday
  • Homepage Features Tree Tribute
  • University Groups Co-Host World Cup Event
  • Registration Open for Continuing Nursing Education

News and Announcements

Program Advances Renewable Energy Development
A new program to advance the development of practical solar energy technology worldwide has begun at the University this month thanks to a $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Program director Philipe Fauchet, chairman of computer and electrical engineering in the Hajim School, says the program is also developing innovative and highly interdisciplinary approaches to training the next generation of experts and entrepreneurs in renewable energy.

Gift Supports Eastman Theatre Project
The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation has made a $1.5 million commitment to the Eastman School to support the renovation and expansion of Eastman Theatre. In recognition of the foundation’s support, the atrium in the new addition being built next to the theatre will be named Wolk Atrium.

Biologist Documents New Mechanism for Evolution
In previous well-documented cases of evolution, traits that increase an animal's ability to survive and reproduce are conferred by favorable genes, which the animal passes on to its offspring. John Jaenike, a professor of biology, and his colleagues have chronicled an example of a bacteria infecting an animal, giving the animal a reproductive advantage, and being passed from mother to children.

Paving to Begin on Trustee Road
Contractors will begin working on Trustee Road, on the River Campus, Monday, July 12, to prepare the road for paving later in the week. The road will be reduced to one-way alternating lanes at various times next week. Trustee Lot and the Hutchinson Hall loading dock will remain open during the work. Facilities and Services recommends that vehicles use Hutchison Road as an alternate route next week.

Memorial Service for Sanford Segal is Sunday
A memorial service for Sanford Segal, a professor emeritus of mathematics, will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, in the River Room of the Interfaith Chapel. A light supper will follow the service. Segal, who taught at Rochester for 44 years, died May 7 at age 72. The University flag will be lowered to half-staff Sunday in Segal's honor.

Homepage Features Tree Tribute
Check out today's Photo Friday feature on the University's homepage for a tribute to Genesee Valley Park's beloved "tree of life," which fell over the July 4 holiday weekend.

University Groups Co-Host World Cup Event
The South Asian Professional Networking Association and Latino Professional Alliance are hosting a World Cup final social event starting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Buffalo Wild Wings on Jefferson Road. Soft drinks and appetizers will be free.

Registration Open for Continuing Nursing Education
Registration is open for fall classes at the School of Nursing's Center for Lifelong Learning. The center offers continuing professional education and nursing school prerequisites for nursing and healthcare professionals. See the list of fall course offerings.
July 9, 2010
Scattered T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
Thunderstorms, High 83°
Partly Cloudy, High 82°
Weekend Event Highlight
'Faces of Rochester' Fun Day
July 10, 1 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
Los Angeles Times (July 7)
'Psychological Test Can Help Predict Whether the Love Will Last'
Rochester researchers say they have devised a test to tell if a relationship is going to fall apart. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 4)
'College E-Mail Gets Caught in Google's China Fight'
Some Chinese students, home for the summer, find they cannot access their university e-mail accounts. Read more...

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