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In Today's Issue

  • Two Medical Center Programs Ranked Among Best
  • Listen Live: Professors Discuss the Higgs Boson
  • Summer in the City Discusses High Blood Pressure
  • RPO Offers Exclusive Discounts for This Weekend
  • Elmwood Avenue Temporarily Back to Two Lanes
  • Session Explains Degrees for Working Professionals
  • University Keeps Finding Ways to Save Energy

News and Announcements

Two Medical Center Programs Ranked Among Best
The Medical Center's neurology/neurosurgery and urology programs have made U.S. News & World Report's top 50 listing their respective specialties. Only 150 of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals rank in at least one specialty in the magazine’s 23rd annual Best Hospitals issue. Read more...

Listen Live: Professors Discuss the Higgs Boson
Physics professors Carl Hagen, Regina Demina, and Arie Bodek are guests on WXXI's 1370 Connection today at 1 p.m., discussing their roles in the apparent discovery of the elusive Higgs boson particle. What is the Higgs boson? Click here for a guide with video, graphics, animations, and glossary describing the importance of the Higgs boson in explaining the foundations of particle physics. 

Summer in the City Discusses High Blood Pressure
"The Pressure Is On...To Help People Manage High Blood Pressure" will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 20, in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1-304). Presenters will be Wade Norwood, director of community engagement for the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, and Tami Best, healthy work sites coordinator for the agency. The program, sponsored by the University's Center for Community Health, is part of the Summer in the City series, which brings together University faculty and community partners to discuss the challenges of local health issues. For more information, contact the Center for Community Health.

RPO Offers Exclusive Discounts for This Weekend
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni 25 percent off tickets to its showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with live music by the RPO this Saturday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Preconcert activities, including Gary the Happy Pirate and an all-ages costume contest, start at 5 p.m.; the film starts at 7. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. 

Elmwood Avenue Temporarily Back to Two Lanes
The eastbound curb lane of Elmwood Avenue at Mt. Hope Avenue will be temporarily reopened for the next five to 10 days to relieve traffic congestion. Signs will be posted stating "No right hand turn for trucks" at the intersection. After this reprieve, however, the eastbound curb lane will be closed for drainage work that is expected to continue until mid to late September.

Session Explains Degrees for Working Professionals
Learn about the Executive MBA, part-time accelerated Professional MBA, flexible MBA, and specialized MS degree program options at the Simon School’s summer information reception at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. Faculty, staff, alumni, and current students will share their perspectives on the options available for working professionals interested in developing their graduate business credentials. Attendees are welcome to visit a class session following the program overview and question and answer session. Register here or visit the Simon website for more information.

University Keeps Finding Ways to Save Energy

Student Spirit
From the lighting efficient orientation and design of the Saunders Research Building, to the ductless fume hoods in the chemistry lab at Hutchison Hall, to variable frequency drive fans scattered all around its campuses, the University continues to find new ways to save energy, says Amy Kadrie, recycling coordinator. No wonder the University is listed in Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green CollegesRead more...

July 18, 2012
Chance T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Isolated Thunderstorms, 83°
Partly Cloudy, 78°

Today's Event Highlight
Guitar Recital: Petar
Kodzas & Friends

7:30 p.m., Hatch Recital Hall.
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Rochester in the News
UPI (July 16)
'Parade' Moves Pipe Organ
Members of Christ Church in Rochester will carry 1,200 pipes from a truck into the church to help complete installation of an 1893 organ shipped from Portland, Me. The organ will be used by the church and the Eastman School, which purchased the instrument and expects to spend $250,000 to $300,000 restoring it.

Fox News (July 16)
Is Soy Milk Bad for Teeth?
Soy milk may be worse for your teeth than cow's milk, a new study suggests. However, the study was conducted in laboratory dishes, and more work is needed to know whether soy milk actually damages teeth, says William Bowen, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology, who was not involved in the study. The cavity risk of most substances depends on how they are used, Bowen adds. For instance, drinking one glass of soy milk is unlikely to harm teeth, but allowing a baby to sip from a bottle containing soy milk all day might be cause for concern, Bowen says.

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