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In Today's Issue

  • Scientist Discovers New Way to Boost Vaccines
  • Upward Bound Students Present Projects Today
  • Biometric Screenings Offered This Month
  • Wine Tasting, Auction to Benefit Dementia Care

News and Announcements

Scientist Discovers New Way to Boost Vaccines
As the medical community searches for better vaccines and ways to deliver them, Richard Phipps, a Dean’s Professor of Environmental Medicine and a professor of oncology, pediatrics, and microbiology and immunology, believes he has discovered a new approach to boosting the body’s response to vaccinations.

Upward Bound Students Present Projects Today
High school students enrolled in the Upward Bound academic enrichment program through the David T. Kearns Center will present their summer projects today from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the River Level of the Interfaith Chapel. The showcase will feature a gallery walk of posters and presentations, American Sign Language demonstrations, and a spoken word poetry slam. The event is free and open to the community.

Biometric Screenings Offered This Month
Free biometric screenings will be available by appointment for regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff on Aug. 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing’s Helen Wood Hall. Faculty and staff may receive one biometric screening per calendar year. Spouses/domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan are also eligible. Contact Christine Withers at 273-2360 or to make an appointment.

Wine Tasting, Auction to Benefit Dementia Care
The third annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction benefit will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at The Living Center, a part of The Highlands at Pittsford senior living community, to support innovative care aimed at improving the quality of life for residents with dementia.

August 5, 2010
Chance T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
Isolated T-Storms, High 84°
Partly Cloudy, High 78°
Today's Event Highlight
MAG Highlights Tour
6:30 p.m. Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
U.S. News and World Report (Aug. 3)
'Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study'
"We found that women view men in red as higher in status, more likely to make money and more likely to climb the social ladder," lead author Andrew Elliot, a professor of psychology, said in a University news release. "And it's this high-status judgment that leads to the attraction." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 4)
'Colleges Weigh In on Rules'
Higher education officials submitted 1,800 comments on proposed federal rules on integrity in financial aid programs. Read more...

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