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In Today's Issue

  • NY Times: Adam Frank Reflects on Voyager 1's Journey
  • Study Identifies Key Protein in Prostate Cancer
  • MAG Hosts Last in Series of Artist Lectures
  • Humpherys Talks about Emulating the Great Pianists
  • Scavenger Hunt for Young Professionals at MAG
  • Urban Fellows Share Stories of Summer Experiences
  • Summer in the City Discusses Crime Prevention

News and Announcements

NY Times: Adam Frank Reflects on Voyager 1's Journey
“Sometime this year Voyager 1, a probe sent from Earth 35 years ago, will cross a threshold no human-fashioned object has reached before,” Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank writes in a guest opinion in today’s New York Times. Noting that Voyager 1 is only this year expected to reach the edge of the solar system, Frank writes that the story of the probe and the immense distances involved in interstellar travel should remind us that Earth will be home to humans for many generations. “Like it or not, we are probably trapped in our solar system for a long, long time. We had better start coming to terms with what that means for the human future.” Read more...

Study Identifies Key Protein in Prostate Cancer
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a team led by scientists from the Medical Center report that the protein paxillin is a major player in prostate cancer—an important first step toward developing a treatment for men whose cancer prevails even after the most aggressive treatment. Read more...

MAG Hosts Last in Series of Artist Lectures
Photographers Marni Shindelman of Rochester and Nate Larson of Baltimore will give the last of six lectures by artists featured in the Fifth Rochester Biennial at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Their lecture is included in gallery admission. Read more...

Humpherys Talks about Emulating the Great Pianists
Douglas Humpherys, professor of piano and chair of the piano department at the Eastman School, shares his advice for keyboardists who want to emulate the greats during a talk on WXXI 91.5 FM with host Brenda Tremblay. The taped interview is scheduled to air between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Thursday, July 26. Humpherys is the founding director of the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, which starts Saturday.

Scavenger Hunt for Young Professionals at MAG
A smartphone and a packet of clues are all that's needed to explore Memorial Art Gallery for a chance to win prizes from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26. The event is hosted by the Memorial Art Gallery Young Professionals. The $10 admission includes  admission, clue packet, and a beverage of choice. Read more...

Urban Fellows Share Stories of Summer Experiences
Undergraduates participating in the Rochester Center for Community Leadership’s Urban Fellows program will give presentations beginning at 9:15 a.m. Friday, July 27, in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. Through posters and oral presentations, students will share their experiences working in area nonprofits and civic organizations focused on urban education, crime and justice, access to food, housing, and community arts. The presentations are free and open to the campus community. Read more...

Summer in the City Discusses Crime Prevention
"Crime Prevention ... Creating Safe Places to Live and Play" will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1-304) in the season's final Summer in the City presentation. Presenters will be Rachel Pickering, associate director of community engagement for the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, and Roy Adukkalil, Dawn Bird, Andrew DiMaria, and DaJon Humphrey of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Summer in the City, sponsored by the University's Center for Community Health, brings together University faculty and community partners to discuss the challenges of local health issues. For more information, contact the Center for Community Health

July 25, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, 85°
Severe Thunderstorms Possible, 85°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Faculty Recital:
Tony Caramia, Piano
7:30 p.m., Kilbourn Hall.
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Rochester in the News
Wall Street Journal (July 20)
Food Orders Placed Online Are More Fattening, Complicated
A new study suggests that consumers feel less inhibited while on the Internet, making for orders that are more complex and calorie-laden. After a friend's pizza chain began allowing online orders, says Ryan McDevitt, assistant professor of economics and management at the Simon School, there was "a huge increase in these complicated orders.” Customers exercised more choice, sometimes quadrupling their bacon or piling on toppings.

Rochester Business Journal (July 23)
Pluta Cancer Center,
URMC Investigate Merger

The Pluta Cancer Center board chose the Medical Center as the organization that would best let Pluta maintain its mission as a small, patient-centered organization. Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk cited access to the Pluta Center’s small, intimate treatment environment as a plus for Medical Center patients.

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