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In Today's Issue

  • Women's Soccer Coach Terry Gurnett Stepping Down
  • Grants Support Research on Reducing Violence
  • Alternate Parking Today for Freshman Move-In Day
  • Pinpoint Gene Control Boosts Parkinson’s Research
  • University Mourns Loss of Kathleen Manley
  • Convocation Welcomes Students to Academic Life
  • Go Green: Giving New Life to Plastic Bottles

News and Announcements

Women's Soccer Coach Terry Gurnett Stepping Down
Terry Gurnett, the winningest coach among NCAA Division III women’s soccer coaches, will resign as Rochester women's soccer coach after the 2010 season to devote more energy to his role as associate director of athletics for advancement.
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Grants Support Research on Reducing Violence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a total of $2.4 million to two research groups in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical Center for studies aimed at reducing violence.
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Alternate Parking Today for Freshman Move-In Day

Three parking lots on the River Campus will be closed today for Freshman Move-In Day. Valentine Lot, all of Park Lot, and the entire length of Intercampus Lot will be needed for the move-in process. Employees who regularly park in those lots will need to park in the AAC Lot (formerly the River Road Lot) or the Wilson North Lot. Parking maps are available. Shuttle buses will run from the AAC Lot from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cars left in Park Lot will be towed to the far end of the lot.  For more information, call the River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983.

Pinpoint Gene Control Boosts Parkinson’s Research
A technology developed at the Medical Center that enables scientists to turn on genes exactly when and where they want in the nervous system is helping scientists in the hunt for an agent to stop Parkinson’s disease.
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University Mourns Loss of Kathleen Manley
The University flag will be lowered today in honor of Kathleen Manley, a medical files clerk for primary care at the Medical Center. Manley, who was 47 and lived in Rochester, joined the University in 1999. She died July 10. Read her obituary from the Democrat and Chronicle.

Convocation Welcomes Students to Academic Life
University faculty and staff are invited to the College's Convocation at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, on the Eastman Quad. Dignitaries and student leaders will welcome members of the Class of 2014 and their parents to academic life at the University. The annual event marks the official start of the 2010-11 academic year.

Go Green: Giving New Life to Plastic Bottles

go green
Plastic bottles recycled on the River Campus or at the Medical Center are taken to a sorting plant, and relocated to a processing plant where they are reformed and given a new life.
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August 25, 2010
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Today's Event Highlight
Post Retirement Benefits plus Income at Retirement
1 p.m. Office of Education Resources (2-7608), Medical Center. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (Aug. 24)
'Local Experts Analyze Mosque Controversy'
Two scholars of religion at the University of Rochester say it's time to step back and reconsider the issue in light of America's past history--and its treatment of succeeding generations of immigrants. Read more...

In Higher Education
New York Times (Aug. 22)
'Students, Welcome to College; Parents, Go Home'
As the latest wave of superinvolved parents delivers its children to college, institutions are building into the day, normally one of high emotion, activities meant to punctuate and speed the separation. Read more...

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