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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Students Help Rescue Family from Erie Canal
  • Debussy, Bach Festivals Highlight Fall Concert Season
  • United Way Donations Support Critical Local Programs
  • Chilled Water Shutoff Rescheduled for this Weekend
  • Send in Homepage Photos for Photo Friday

News and Announcements

Medical Students Help Rescue Family from Erie Canal
First-year medical students Bridget Hughes, Lindsay Wahl, and Sarah Nevarez were praised Thursday by Rochester City rescue personnel and School of Medicine and Dentistry officials for helping rescue two children and their father from the Erie Canal. The students, only in their third official day at the medical school, helped rescue members of the family Wednesday when the man momentarily lost control of the children's stroller and it rolled down an embankment and dropped into the canal.
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Debussy, Bach Festivals Highlight Fall Concert Season
Two major festivals centering on famous composers, one celebrating the sesquicentennial of Claude Debussy’s birth and the other showcasing the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach, highlight the fall concert season at the Eastman School. Early music, new music, world music, and jazz will fill the school’s concert halls and be offered in community venues as well. Read more...

United Way Donations Support Critical Local Programs
Thanks to donations from the University community, programs supported by the United Way Community Fund are helping thousands of local people. The fund provides more than $17.4 million to evidence-based local programs that address the Rochester community’s critical issues. Visit the University’s United Way website to view the final results of how your department fared in the 2012 campaign.

Chilled Water Shutoff Rescheduled for this Weekend
A project that will shut off chilled water service to Lattimore Hall, Morey Hall, and Todd Union has been rescheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The shutdown is necessary 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. Chilled water service is expected to be returned by 8 p.m. on Saturday.
During the outage there will be no air conditioning in the affected buildings.
For more information contact Jennifer Baldwin, project manager, at 276-6047. Any questions about the logistics of the shutdown can be directed to Dan Morphy at 275-5263.

Send in Homepage Photos for Photo Friday
Every Friday, the University homepage showcases photos taken by the University community. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents are encouraged to submit photos of University life, including campuses, people, and events.



Aug. 17, 2012
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Morning Thundershowers, 74°
Tomorrow:
Partly Cloudy, 73°

Today's Event Highlight
Open Forum:
Smoke-Free Campus

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Room 321, Morey Hall. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
New Scientist (Aug. 15)
Waste Disposal Network Discovered in the Brain
"A network of previously unrecognized vessels rid the brain of unwanted extracellular fluids and other substances, including a peptide that accumulates in the brain of people with Alzheimer's. The discovery by Medical Center researchers looks set to add to our understanding of the disease."

CNN (Aug. 15)
Backpacking for the
Mind, Body, and Soul

"A variety of studies show that even relatively brief experiences in nature can enhance feelings of energy and vitality," says Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry, and education.


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