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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Analysis Backs PSA Screening
  • Technology Development Fund Accepting Applications
  • Science Camp Students Examine Beach Closings
  • Open Forum on Smoke-Free Campus

News and Announcements

Medical Center Analysis Backs PSA Screening
Eliminating the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer would likely result in rising numbers of men with metastatic cancer at the time of diagnosis, predicts a Medical Center analysis published in the journal Cancer. The study suggests that the prostate-specific antigen test and early detection may prevent up to 17,000 cases of metastatic prostate cancer a year. Read more...

Technology Development Fund Accepting Applications
The University’s Technology Development Fund is accepting preproposal applications from Wednesday, Aug. 1, to Saturday, Sept. 1, for its sixth round of award funding.The fund promotes the transfer and translation of University research into commercial applications through monetary awards ranging from $40,000 to $100,000. The application has been streamlined, allowing therapeutics and vaccines proposals to be evaluated using updated criteria, increasing the chances for an award in this area. For more information, contact Michael Rusnak, the fund manager, at 784-2935 or
visit the fund's website for additional details.

Science Camp Students Examine Beach Closings
More than 30 city school students from Rochester’s NEAD Freedom School, a literacy school offering summer classes to children in distressed neighborhoods, are taking part in this summer’s Get Real! Science Camp, running through Aug. 6 on the River Campus. The camp is led by graduate students who are studying at the Warner School to become science teachers. They will take the students to Ontario Beach Park, which has been closed more often than it has been open this summer, to engage in science investigations of Lake Ontario’s water quality issues. Read more...

Open Forum on Smoke-Free Campus
Ralph Manchester, director of University Health Service; Linda Dudman, associate director; and a representative from Well-U will lead a discussion on the prospect of the University becoming a smoke-free campus. There are three opportunities to join the discussion: from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons; from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Room 101, Goergen Hall; and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, in Room 321, Morey Hall. For more information call 273-5240 or email

July 31, 2009
Chance T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Isolated Thunderstorms, 88°
Isolated Thunderstorms, 83°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition
All day, Hatch Recital Hall.
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Rochester in the News
Fox News (July 29)
Seven Tips to Help Teens Successfully Transition to High School
The transition from being middle school or junior high students to becoming full-fledged high schoolers can be scary for kids because of the fear of anonymity, unfamiliar surroundings, and higher expectations. However, parents can assist with the transition, says Bonnie Rubenstein, associate professor of counseling and human development in the Warner School.

YNN (July 27)
'Horizons at Warner' Summer Enrichment Program
"Rather than sitting at home watching TV all day, students enrolled in the Horizons at Warner summer school program are reading, writing, and doing math, science, and social studies. 'It's very informal learning. It's school, but it's nothing like school,' says Lynn Gatto, director of the program."

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