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In Today’s Issue

  • Biologist Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Eastman Dental Tapped for National Research Project
  • Bile Is Bad Guy in Triggering Reflux-Related Condition
  • Documentary Explores Baha’i Struggle for Educational Rights
  • Students Compete in Annual Gollin Film Festival
  • Lecture: ‘Mightier Than the Sword’
  • Gallery Store Hosts Ron Pearson Trunk Show
  • Seminar Covers Veteran Benefits

News and Announcements

Biologist Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
John Werren, the Nathaniel and Helen Wisch Professor of Biology, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the academy’s membership includes scientists, politicians, businesspeople, and artists.

Eastman Dental Tapped for National Research Project
Eastman Dental, the clinical arm of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, is part of a national research effort that aims to transform oral health and clinical practice throughout the United States. The newly formed National Dental Practice-Based Research Network will provide community dentists the opportunity to be on the forefront of research that addresses day-to-day issues they face with patients.

Bile Is Bad Guy in Triggering Reflux-Related Condition
A new Medical Center study shows that bile plays a critical and previously unrecognized role in the development of Barrett’s esophagus, a condition commonly found in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Study authors say the findings provide new avenues for the prevention and treatment of the condition, which is the only known cause of a rare but often deadly type of cancer.

Documentary Explores Baha’i Struggle for Educational Rights
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and the Interfaith Chapel will screen the documentary Education Under Fire at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in the Interfaith Chapel. The film explores how individuals who practice the Baha’i religion are denied the right to educational opportunities in Iran. The event includes an overview of the Baha’i religion and a conversation about the documentary after the screening.

Students Compete in Annual Gollin Film Festival
Sponsored by Rochester’s Film and Media Studies program, the Gollin Film Festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall. Student filmmakers vie for cash prizes at the annual festival, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Film and Media Studies program at 275-5757.

Lecture: ‘Mightier Than the Sword’
David Reynolds, professor of English and American studies at the City University of New York, gives a talk on “Mightier Than the Sword: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and American History” at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the American Studies program, the Department of English, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, and the Department of History.

Gallery Store Hosts Ron Pearson Trunk Show
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Memorial Art Gallery Store hosts a trunk show of 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry from the design studio of the late Ronald Hayes Pearson, whose work is included in the current exhibition Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design.

Seminar Covers Veteran Benefits
Members of the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans will present a veterans information seminar from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Forty & Eight Club, 933 University Ave. The seminar, which will focus on benefits and services for veterans, is free to all veterans and their families. For more information, contact Howard Brittain at (716) 857-3354.
April 25, 2012
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Today’s Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 52°
Showers, High 56°

Today’s Event Highlight
Music Theory Talk: ‘Ives and the Now’
4:15 p.m., Todd Union 202F, River Campus.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (April 24)
Former Amerk Receives Artificial Heart
On April 4, doctors at Strong Memorial Hospital removed the diseased heart of Amerks Hall of Famer Gates Orlando and replaced it with a total artificial heart. It was a first for the heart transplant team at the Medical Center and a first in all of upstate New York.

Irondequoit Post (April 24)
Barbara Walters, Craig Ferguson Coming to Rochester
Legendary journalist and TV icon Barbara Walters along with comedian Craig Ferguson are headed to Rochester. Both will be featured during the University’s Meliora Weekend in October. Also reported by 13WHAM-TV and WHEC-TV.

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