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In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Pinpoint Early Steps of Muscular Dystrophy
  • Students Experience Electoral Process as Poll Workers
  • The Commons Grand Opening is Monday
  • Lessons Offered at Eastman Community Music School
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Sought

News and Announcements

Scientists Pinpoint Early Steps of Muscular Dystrophy
Nearly two decades after they identified the specific genetic flaw that causes a common type of muscular dystrophy, scientists believe they have figured out how that flaw brings about the disease. The finding by an international team of researchers, including scientists at Rochester, settles a longstanding question about the roots of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.
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Students Experience Electoral Process as Poll Workers
Thanks to a grant from the federal Election Assistance Commission through the Help America Vote Act, Rochester undergraduates will have the opportunity to participate directly in the electoral process this November by working as college poll inspectors.
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The Commons Grand Opening is Monday
The Commons, the newly renovated food court in Wilson Commons, will be open on Monday, Aug. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. President Seligman will cut the ribbon at a grand opening celebration at noon, and visitors will have the opportunity to sample some of The Commons menu beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Lessons Offered at Eastman Community Music School
The Eastman Community Music School’s preparatory and adult education programs have been part of the Eastman School from its beginning. Local television and radio spots currently running point out the advantages of studying at ECMS. Information on lessons, classes, and ensembles is available at www.esm.rochester.edu/community. Many University employees and their families are entitled to discounts; contact the Benefits Office to learn more.

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Sought
The University's Habitat for Humanity chapter is looking for volunteers to help work on a home at 30 Hawkins Ave. in Geneva between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21. Those interested in volunteering should contact Patricia Waters at pwaters@admin.rochester.edu or 275-8172.

August 20, 2010
Sunny
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 74°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, High 85°
Weekend Event Highlight
Going for Baroque
Sunday, Aug. 22, 1 and 3 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Huffington Post (Aug. 18)
'Clean Elections' Stifles Speech
David Primo, an associate professor of political science, weighs in on the challenge to Arizona's "clean elections" system of public funding for political campaigns. Read more...

In Higher Education
Boston Globe (Aug. 18)
Traditional Schools Grow Online
Students are  lured by the cachet of brick-and-mortar schools’ reputations. Read more...

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