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In Today's Issue

  • Warner School Gets $1.95M to Help Learners of English
  • Optics Director Xi-Cheng Zhang Wins National Honor
  • Visiting Scholar to Discuss Stem Cell Research
  • Tour de Cure Seeks Riders to Fight Diabetes
  • Hatha Yoga Classes Offered at Memorial Art Gallery
  • Chiller Project Disposes of Refrigerant, Earns Money

News and Announcements

Warner School Gets $1.95M to Help Learners of English
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Warner School a five-year, $1.95 million grant to provide children who are learning English with access to high-quality instruction across academic subjects and to prepare them for success beyond high school. Nearly 6,000 students in the Rochester area will be served, the Rochester Business Journal reports. Read more...

Optics Director Xi-Cheng Zhang Wins National Honor
Xi-Cheng Zhang, director of the Institute of Optics, has been named the winner of the Optical Society's 2012 William F. Meggers Award, which recognizes outstanding work in spectroscopy. Read more . . .

Visiting Scholar to Discuss Stem Cell Research
Leonard Zon, Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Stem Cell Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, will speak on “Pathways Regulating Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Migration” from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Medical Center's Class of ’62 Auditorium.

Tour de Cure Seeks Riders to Fight Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association will offer information about its Tour de Cure fundraising cycling event and register participants from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Medical Center's Flaum Atrium. The event itself will be held June 10 at RIT's Gordon Field House.  To join the University of Rochester team—UR DiaBEEtes Riders—visit http://main.diabetes.org/goto/urdiaBEEtesriders. To learn more  contact team captains Jackie Doyle (jackie_doyle@urmc.rochester.edu) or Victor Kucherov (vmkucherov@gmail.com).

Hatha Yoga Classes Offered at Memorial Art Gallery
The Memorial Art Gallery will offer hour-long hatha yoga classes taught by Tom Somerville at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 5. The cost is $10 per class; for registration visit http://mag.rochester.edu/events/yoga-at-mag/.

Chiller Project Disposes of Refrigerant, Earns Money
More than 12,500 pounds of an environmentally unfriendly refrigerant have been removed from the Central Utilities plant that powers the River Campus and Medical Center as part of an overhaul of one of five water chillers. The company that removed the refrigerant earned carbon credits and the University received a payment of more than $235,000. Read more . . .
May 23, 2012
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Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Community Music School Spring Festival
7 p.m., Kodak Hall
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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (May 18)
UR Med School Grads Hear
from Country's Top Doctor

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin gave more than 100 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry graduates some hard-earned advice during her keynote address at commencement services at Kodak Hall: "It’s often said that you make a living with what you get. But you make a life by what you give.”

WROC-TV (May 21)
New Study: Weight to Height Ratio Beats Out BMI
 A European study says waist-to-height ratio is a better indicator than body mass index to determine if someone is overweight or at risk for weight-related health issues. "BMI doesn't differentiate from fat and muscle," says Stephen Cook, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Waist-to-height ratio  also more accurately determines risk for other problems like diabetes and high blood pressure. 



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