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In Today’s Issue

  • John Jaenike Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
  • Nick Palladino Selected For NCAA Golf Tournament
  • MAG Commissions Albert Paley Sculpture
  • Video: Beethoven for Babies
  • Active Transportation Expo Set for May 14
  • RPO Offers Discount for Weekend Concerts

News and Announcements

John Jaenike Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
John Jaenike, professor of biology, has been named a recipient of a grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Jaenike’s project, which will apply his previous research to help protect crops from pests without using toxic pesticides, is one of more than 100 projects funded in the eighth round of the Grand Challenges Explorations program.

Nick Palladino Selected for NCAA Golf Tournament
Nick Palladino ’14 has been selected to participate in the 2012 NCAA Division III Golf Tournament to take place at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., May 15-18.

MAG Commissions Albert Paley Sculpture
The Memorial Art Gallery has commissioned a 25-foot stainless steel sculpture by internationally known artist Albert Paley as one of the anchor installations of its planned Centennial Sculpture Park. The new work, titled Soliloquy, will be installed next year at the gallery’s Goodman Street entrance as the gallery counts down to its 100th anniversary.

Video: Beethoven for Babies
The Early Childhood Music Program at the Eastman Community School of Music believes that it’s never too early to expose children to music. The program offers parents an opportunity to learn ways to involve their young children in musical activities as a way to enhance their growth and development. Watch the video...

Active Transportation Expo Set for May 14
In celebration of National Bike Week, the University will host an Active Transportation Expo from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Medical Center’s Flaum Atrium. The expo will include information about walking, running, biking, as well as transportation alternatives that support those options. The fair will also feature area organizations and retail stores that provide gear and services for the active transportation lifestyle.

RPO Offers Discount for Weekend Concerts
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni 50 percent off tickets for Beethoven’s Second tonight and Saturday night at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets to all RPO concerts are $10.

May 10, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Showers, High 61°
Sunny, High 66°

Today’s Event Highlight
Svet, the Hip-Hop Violinist
7:45 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (May 8)
Local Surgeon Saves 5-Year-Old Boy’s Vision
The Medical Center is telling the story of how a local doctor helped save a German boy’s vision. According to the Medical Center, only four centers in the United States offer corneal transplants for infants and young children. The Flaum Eye Institute in Rochester is one of them, and when a German family discovered this capability online, they contacted the institute to inquire about surgery.

Huffington Post (May 8)
Teen Drug Abuse: One in Eight U.S. Teens Misuses Pain Drugs, Surveys Say
One in eight older U.S. teenagers has used powerful painkiller drugs without prescriptions, and many of them start misusing the pills at age 16 or 17, earlier than was previously assumed, according to new research released on Monday. “The non-medical use of controlled medications in (teens) has surpassed almost all illicit drugs except for marijuana,” says Robert Fortuna, assistant professor of medicine and of pediatrics. "It's just an alarming trend."

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