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In Today's Issue

  • Fairport Festival Benefits Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Flag Lowered Out of Respect to Shooting Victims
  • Conference Examines Role of Glia Cells in Disease
  • Construction Will Affect Cooling of Three Buildings
  • Section of Park Lot to be Repaved

News and Announcements

Fairport Festival Benefits Golisano Children's Hospital
The Fairport Music and Food Festival, featuring live music, rides, and food on Saturday, Aug. 25, will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital, which has received more than $412,000 since the festival began in 2005. Read more...

Flag Lowered Out of Respect to Shooting Victims
In accordance with a presidential proclamation, flags at the University will be flown at half staff on Friday, Aug. 10, out of respect for the victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday.  Six people were killed and three were critically wounded by a gunman, who was also killed.

Conference Examines Role of Glia Cells in Disease
The role played by the brain's glia cells in neurological disease will be the focus of a conference from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 18, at the University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute in the Saunders Research Building. The conference, sponsored by the Center for Experiential Learning, will feature eight speakers involved in glia research. To learn more and to register, click here.

Construction Will Affect Cooling of Three Buildings
Lattimore Hall, Morey Hall, and Todd Union will be without air conditioning starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, so that old chilled water piping that services Morey Hall can be removed to make way for construction on the Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, according to Central Utilities. Air conditioning in all three buildings is expected to be restored by 8 p.m. Friday.

Section of Park Lot to be Repaved
A small area of Park Lot closest to Genesee Valley Park will be closed for repaving on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 10. The area will be closed off with barrels and cones. The rain date for the work will be Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13 and 14. Overflow parking is available in Park Lot South. Click here for a map of parking areas.

Aug. 8, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, 87°
Afternoon Thunderstorms, 76°

Today's Event Highlight
Open Forum: Smoke-free Campus
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 101, Goergen Hall. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Forbes (Aug. 6)
Stop Hyping Alzheimer's Cures, Learn to Care for People Who Have the Disease
"The media feeds the frenzy by highlighting every study with even a whiff of possibility as the next breakthrough. And the researchers certainly pick up on this and use the media hype to get their names out there in the public eye," says Allen Power, associate professor of medicine. "It is time to get real–both in setting the goals of research and in the way we conduct and report these studies. Irresponsible reporting does not help our cause and actually harms our efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia."

YNN Rochester (Aug. 7)
Students Share Beach Findings
A video shows city students investigating pollution at Ontario Beach Park as part of the Get Real! Science Camp led by University graduate students.

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