@Rochester: September 4, 2008
Today's Forecast: Partly Sunny, High 79°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 88°
In Today's Issue
- First Direct Proof of How Arthritis Destroys Cartilage
- Open Letter Celebrates First Release, Welcomes International Writers
- Clothesline Returns to Memorial Art Gallery This Weekend
- Students at Jefferson High Spend First Day at University
- Rochester Scholars Course Proposals Due Sept. 26
- Event Highlight: Cinema Group Film—Iron Man
- Rochester in the News: Richard Eisenberg on Solar Energy Research
- In Higher Education: Affirmative Action
News and Announcements
Study Offers First Direct Proof of How Arthritis Destroys Cartilage
A team of orthopaedic researchers has found definitive, genetic proof
of how the most common form of arthritis destroys joint cartilage in
nearly 21 million aging Americans. The findings serve as an important
foundation for the design of new treatments for osteoarthritis,
according to the researchers. Read more...
Open Letter Celebrates First Release, Welcomes International Writers
Croatian exile and author Dubravka Ugresic will visit Rochester on
Tuesday, September 16, at 6 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library to discuss her
essay collection, Nobody's Home
—the first release by the
University's translations press, Open Letter. Her appearance is part of
a new reading series featuring the authors of Open Letter's upcoming
books. Read more...
Clothesline Returns to Memorial Art Gallery This Weekend
The Memorial Art Gallery's largest fundraiser, the M&T Bank
Clothesline Festival, returns September 6 and 7. Now celebrating its
52nd year, this major community event spills over the gallery's 17-acre
campus, featuring live entertainment and a wide selection of arts and
crafts for sale. Read more...
Students at Jefferson High Spend First Day at University
More than 90 Thomas Jefferson High School students spent part of their
first day of school on the River Campus to kick off the Merchants of
Hope Entrepreneurship program. Read more...
Rochester Scholars Course Proposals Due Sept. 26
The Office of Special Programs is accepting course proposals for the 2009 sessions of Rochester Scholars
the University's precollege academic program for middle and high school
students. Proposals are due September 26. For more information contact
Kati Goodberlet, program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 275-2344.
Rochester in the News
The McGill Daily, Canada (September 2)
"New Catalyst Sheds Light on Solar Energy"
"The idea of making oxygen from water is really one of the major
catalytic challenges in solar energy conversion, and in that sense it's
a first rate development on a really important problem," says Richard
Eisenberg, professor of chemistry, about the recent discovery of a
cobalt catalyst that facilitates the production of oxygen gas from
water and electricity. Read more...
In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (September 3)
"Attacking the 'Mismatch' Critique of Affirmative Action"
"New analysis finds race-blind admissions would decimate black
enrollments at top law schools—and challenges controversial 2004
research." Read more...
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