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In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Rate University a Best Place to Work
  • A Promising Step in Fight against Muscular Dystrophy
  • University Mourns Loss of Annemarie Groth-Juncker
  • Golf Tourney Benefits Mary Parkes Center

News and Announcements

Scientists Rate University a Best Place to Work
The Scientist magazine has named the University one of the best places in the world for scientists to work. The University is rated 22nd in the magazine's worldwide survey of "Best Places to Work" for scientists in the life sciences. In Rochester, that work is primarily done at the Medical Center, as well as in the departments of biology, and brain and cognitive sciences. Read more...

A Promising Step in Fight against Muscular Dystrophy
A research team including Medical Center scientists reports that it has reversed symptoms of myotonic muscular dystrophy in mice by eliminating a buildup of toxic RNA in muscle cells. The study appears in the Aug. 2 issue of Nature. Read more...

University Mourns Loss of Annemarie Groth-Juncker
The University flag at the Medical Center will be flown at half staff on Friday, Aug. 3, to remember Annemarie Groth-Juncker, a pioneer of geriatric medicine and former clinical associate professor of medicine at the University. She died July 29. Groth-Juncker, who lived in Pittsford, was 81. Read tributes from her colleagues, and an obituary in the Democrat and Chronicle.

Golf Tourney Benefits Mary Parkes Center
Proceeds from the Rochester Junior Builders’ Exchange annual golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Victor Hills Golf Club will benefit the expansion of the Medical Center's Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy, and Pulmonary Care. Read more...



Aug. 2, 2012
Fair

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, 90°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Sunny, 84°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition
All Day, Hatch Recital Hall. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Jazz Times (July 31)
Review: Umbria Jazz Festival 2012
"Umbria 2012 will be remembered for Ryan Truesdell and his Gil Evans Centennial Project." The first of six concerts of Evans's music "immediately established that the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra is thoroughly, even uniquely qualified to play Evans’s works for large ensemble."
Rochester Business Journal (July 27)
The Area's Largest Employer
Aims for More Growth

The University is the region’s largest employer, ranks among the top research institutions in the nation, and has a growing economic impact that has surpassed $2 billion in the Rochester area—but President Joel Seligman sees the University as larger than all that.


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