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@Rochester: September 4, 2008

@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 kgoodberlet@admin.rochester.edu or call 275-2344. 

Events

Friday, September 5

Cinema Group Film—Iron Man: Hoyt Auditorium. 7. (Repeats at 9:30 and midnight.)

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Men's Soccer: Sept. 5—St. Lawrence, 7 p.m., Fauver Stadium. Kicks off the Students' Association "Fill Fauver/Pack the Palestra" campaign.

Field Hockey: Sept. 6—Elmira College, 1 p.m., Fauver Stadium.

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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