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In Today's Issue

  • Hagen: Boson Finding Is 'Remarkable Achievement'
  • Celebrating University Authors
  • Ob/Gyn Online Program Observes 21st Year
  • Move-out Cleanout Has a Record Haul
  • Miracle Jeans Day Helps Golisano Children's Hospital

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Hagen: Boson Finding Is 'Remarkable Achievement'

Carl Hagen
Physicist Carl Hagen, one of the original scientists to develop the theories on the Higgs mechanism and Higgs boson, applauded the apparent success of CERN scientists in finding evidence of the elusive subatomic particle. Hagen was in attendance at CERN’s research facilities near Geneva, Switzerland, on July 4, when researchers announced the discovery of a new particle that is “consistent with the Higgs boson.” Read more...

Celebrating University Authors
The creative authorship of University faculty and staff was recognized this spring at the fifth annual Celebration of the "Book." Provost Ralph Kuncl established the ceremony, which recognizes faculty and staff who have authored a book or its equivalent during the past year. See a list of authors, and a slideshow of their works. Read more...

Ob/Gyn Online Program Observes 21st Year
Peri-FACTS Academy, the Medical Center's online multimedia continuing education program for obstetrics and gynecology health care providers, celebrates 21 years as a continuing education provider this summer. The program is publishing its 1000th case this month, and recently added gynecology to its course lineup. Read more ...

Move-out Cleanout Has a Record Haul

Student Spirit
The spring Move-out Cleanout campaign to collect unwanted clothing and other items from departing University students diverted 10,657 pounds of clothing, 2,350 pounds of electronic equipment, and about 910 pounds of unopened food from local landfills. Clothing was donated to Planet Aid, the food went to the Open Door Mission, and the electronic equipment was safely recycled. Read more...

Miracle Jeans Day Helps Golisano Children's Hospital
Miracle Jeans Day, an annual event that allows employees to trade in their usual work attire for jeans in exchange for a donation to Golisano Children's Hospital, takes place Sept. 12. Local businesses can register for the event now through Sept. 1. Read more...

July 5, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 83°
Partly Cloudy, 92°

Today's Event Highlight
Exhibit: Documenting the Past
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (July 2)
Art Feature: Wall Therapy
A project called Wall Therapy will bring nine street artists to Rochester this month to create murals for public view. “I have a vision of making Rochester a destination city for this kind of inspired mural art,” says Ian Wilson, the man behind Wall Therapy and a radiologist at the Medical Center.

13WHAM-TV (July 2)
Gas Prices Down, Travel Up
Despite earlier predictions that gasoline prices would reach $5 a gallon, prices have actually declined. "The Chinese economy is slowing ... Europe has been in turmoil," says Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School. Also, the U.S. has ramped up its own oil production, he says.

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