In Today’s Issue
- Researchers Send ‘Wireless’ Message Using Elusive Particles
- Taking Another Shot at RAGE to Tame Alzheimer’s
- Health Systems Collaborate on Stroke Pilot Program
- Alumna Brings History to Life for Nursing Students
- Talk: ‘Role of Dante in the Concept of the Divine Artist’
- Spare Change and Create Miracle Mile of Quarters
- Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for April 22
News and Announcements
Researchers Send ‘Wireless’ Message Using Elusive Particles
A group of scientists led by researchers from Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos—nearly massless particles that travel at almost the speed of light. The message was sent through 240 meters of stone and said simply, “Neutrino.” Reported by United Press International, Ars Technica, Science Daily, E-Science News, and more.
Taking Another Shot at RAGE to Tame Alzheimer’s
Researchers have taken another crack at a promising approach to stopping Alzheimer’s disease that encountered a major hurdle last year. In research published this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, scientists at the Medical Center and the University of Southern California have developed a compound that targets a molecular actor known as RAGE, which plays a central role in mucking up the brain tissue of people with the disease.
Health Systems Collaborate on Stroke Pilot Program
Rochester’s three health systems are collaborating to improve stroke care through creation of the Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester, funded by an $800,000 grant from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. The initiative brings stroke teams from Highland, Rochester General, Strong Memorial, and Unity hospitals together to provide consistent and immediate care for a condition that requires fast action for long-term survival and meaningful quality of life.
Alumna Brings History to Life for Nursing Students
Lillian Buskus Stone ’37N, who turns 96 on March 18, recently shared her memories of nursing school and her 50-year career with men and women at the School of Nursing who are preparing to become registered nurses.
Talk: ‘Role of Dante in the Concept of the Divine Artist’
Spare Change and Create Miracle Mile of Quarters
Franziska Meier, professor of French and Italian studies from the Georg-August University of Gottingen, Germany, will speak on “What Does the Term ‘artista divino’ in the 16th Century Really Mean? Considering the Role of Dante in the Concept of the Divine Artist” at 5 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library. Free and open to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the Department of Modern Language and Cultures and cosponsored by the Department of Art and Art History
How many quarters does it take to span a mile? The Finger Lakes and
Genesee Kiwanis Clubs are asking you to help them answer that question
when they collect quarters for Golisano Children’s Hospital during
events in March and April.
Rochester River Run/Walk 5K Set for April 22
Individuals and teams are invited to
participate in the 11th annual Friends of Strong Rochester
River Run/Walk 5K, Sunday, April 22, at the Roundhouse Shelter at
Genesee Valley Park. The race will begin at 10 a.m.
March 16, 2012
Today’s Event Highlight
Exhibition Tour: Crafting Modernism
Cloudy, High 62°
Partly Cloudy, High 72°
2 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Washington Post (March 14)
U of Rochester Admissions Creates Hip-Hop Music Video
The University of Rochester decided to do something different: A hip-hop music video featuring the all-male a capella group Midnight Ramblers rapping and fist-pumping. The video—titled “Remember oUR Name”—was posted on You Tube last week and has already hit more than 60,000 views.
WXXI 1370 Connection (March 6)
U of R Education Faculty Member and Former Canandaigua School Superintendent Steven Uebbing
Steven Uebbing, associate professor of educational leadership at the Warner School, surveys the changing landscape of state education policy and regulation and examines whether it will improve student outcomes.
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