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In Today's Issue

  • University Welcomes Class of 2014 This Week
  • Web Site Honors First Women in Politics
  • Highland Doctor Helps Flood Victims in Pakistan
  • Old Drug Holds Promise Against Lung Bug
  • Flag Lowered in Honor of Mitch Miller
  • Religion Professors to Discuss Mosque Controversy
  • The Commons Opens Today

News and Announcements

University Welcomes Class of 2014 This Week
The University's incoming freshman class, along with their parents, move carloads of belongings into their new homes at the Eastman School and on the River Campus this week. Eastman freshmen move in today while freshmen living on the River Campus will arrive Wednesday.

Web Site Honors First Women in Politics
The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership will launch the First Women Web site on Thursday, Aug. 26. The online resource, dedicated to the first women to hold elected offices in New York State, provides personal accounts from the women and their surviving relatives, in addition to a searchable county-by-county database.

Highland Doctor Helps Flood Victims in Pakistan
Bilal Ahmed, an associate director of medicine residency at Highland Hospital, has collaborated with other Rochester residents to purchase 40 water purification systems for those affected by recent flooding in Pakistan. Together, the systems have the capacity to cleanse drinking water for 400,000 flood victims. Read more about how you can help.

Old Drug Holds Promise Against Lung Bug
Medical Center scientists have found that a drug to treat inflammation plays a surprising role reducing the level of infection caused by an opportunistic bug that is deadly for AIDS and cancer patients and others with weakened immune systems.

Flag Lowered in Honor of Mitch Miller
The University flag will be lowered to half staff today to honor the memory of Mitch Miller '32E. The legendary conductor died July 31 at age 99. A best-selling recording artist, Miller was best known as the creator of the popular television series Sing Along with Mitch.

Religion Professors to Discuss Mosque Controversy
Emil Homerin, a professor of religion, and Nora Rubel, an assistant professor of religion, will be guests on WXXI's 1370 Connection today from noon to 1 p.m. They will discuss the controversy surrounding the proposed mosque near Ground Zero. Listen online or at 1370 AM.

The Commons Opens Today
The grand opening for The Commons food court in Wilson Commons starts at 11:30 am today, with President Seligman cutting the ribbon for the newly renovated facility at noon. Samples from the new food court will also be available at the grand opening. The Commons will be open the following hours during orientation week: Monday, Aug 23, and Tuesday, Aug 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 25, to Friday, Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m. to midnight; and Monday, Aug. 30, and Tuesday, Aug. 31, 8:30 a.m. to midnight.
August 23, 2010
Chance Showers
Today's Forecast:
Chance of Showers, High 67°
AM Showers, High 73°
Today's Event Highlight
Exhibition: Tennyson's Arthurian Poem
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
MSN (Aug. 19)
'Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Raise Risk of Attention Issues in Kids'
Bernard Weiss, a professor of environmental medicine at the Medical Center, says monkey studies have shown behavioral problems not manifesting until the "brain had become mature enough to support that kind of complex behavior."  In kids, he adds, "you wouldn't really see [hyperactivity] bloom until the child gets into school." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 19)
'Ups and Downs in Grad Admissions'
Admissions offers by American graduate schools to international applicants increased by three percent from 2009 to 2010, reversing a one percent decline the previous year, according to a report by the Council of Graduate Schools. Read more...

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