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In Today's Issue

  • Farash Foundation Grant Expands College Prep Center
  • Medical Center Launches Advertising Campaign
  • Eastman School in Partnership to Serve City Children
  • Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievements
  • Medical Center Surgeons Give Man New Heart

News and Announcements

Farash Foundation Grant Expands College Prep Center
A $75,000 grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation will enable the University to establish a second College Prep Center this fall at the Benjamin Franklin High School campus. It will provide the same kind of support—one-on-one advice, and workshops and other events about the college admissions process—that was offered to nearly 700 students last year at East High School's College Prep Center. The Franklin center will be a partnership between the school and the University's David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering. Read more...

Medical Center Launches Advertising Campaign
Starting Friday, July 27, the Medical Center will launch a new advertising
campaign during the London Summer Olympic games. It includes background
music by Jairo Duarte-Lopez and Michaela Eremiasova, graduates of the
Eastman School. The campaign revolves around inspiring patient stories. For a sneak peek, or to relate a Medical Center story, go to

Eastman School in Partnership to Serve City Children
RocMusic, a partnership of the Eastman School, the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, the Eastman Community Music School, the Rochester City School District, the City of Rochester, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will provide music instruction to city children this fall. The community-based, tuition-free program for economically disadvantaged youth will be offered at the David F. Gantt Community Center. Read more ...

Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievements
Four University athletic teams have been honored for their cumulative academic prowess by their respective national coaching associations. Thes teams are men’s tennis, women’s tennis, women’s swimming and diving, and women’s volleyball. Individually, 18 Rochester athletes have been recognized with scholar-athlete awards. They represent the sports of men’s basketball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s swimming and diving, and women’s swimming and diving.

Medical Center Surgeons Give Man New Heart
Retired Elmira school bus driver Wayne Hart recently returned to his Horseheads home after receiving a life-saving heart transplant at the Medical Center. “I can’t believe I was put on the list, got a heart and then get to go home in a month’s time. I’m so grateful for everything,” Hart says. Read more...

July 26, 2012
Chance T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, 86°
Scattered Thunderstorms, 82°

Today's Event Highlight
Young Professionals
Scavenger Hunt

6 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery Read more ...

5th Rochester Biennial
Artists Lecture

7 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery
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Rochester in the News
New York Times (July 24)
Alone in the Void
"Even if we could find a way to increase the speed of our spacecraft a hundredfold—about the same ratio of speeds between a horse-drawn cart and a 747 jet plane—they would still take almost a thousand years to reach nearby stars, and as long to return," writes Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, in an op-ed piece about Voyager 1.

WHEC-TV (July 24)
URMC Researchers Discover New Prostate Cancer Research
Researchers at the Medical Center say new research offers a possible new route for tackling treatment resistant prostate cancer.

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