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In Today's Issue

  • Grant Helps Enhance Middle School Math Instruction
  • New College Prep Center Opens Its Doors
  • Organ Festival Touted as ‘Bach Event of the Year’
  • Safety Reminders for Construction Sites
  • Clothesline Festival Goes Green

News and Announcements

Grant Helps Enhance Middle School Math Instruction
Under a four-year, $2.2 million National Science Foundation grant, Jeffrey Choppin, associate professor in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, will lead research that will support middle school math teachers in designing instruction to meet the more rigorous Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Read more...

New College Prep Center Opens Its Doors
The Franklin College Prep Center will officially open its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. today at the Franklin Educational Campus at Vanguard Academy, 950 Norton Street. The prep center, a partnership between Franklin and the University's David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, will give high school students one-on-one advice and assistance about the college admissions process. Read more...

Organ Festival Touted as ‘Bach Event of the Year’
The 2012 Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival from Sept. 27 to 30 will be “the international Bach event of the year, bringing together many of the world’s top Bach performers and scholars,” says David Higgs, professor of organ and chair of the Organ and Historical Keyboards Department at the Eastman School. Read more ... 

Safety Reminders for Construction Sites
With so much construction and renovation occurring at the University, Gregory Devlin, safety specialist in the Occupational Safety Unit of Environmental Health & Safety, offers some general safety reminders about construction sites for University employees, students, and the general public.  

Clothesline Festival Goes Green

Student Spirit
This year's M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, Sept. 8 and 9, is going green, with a solar-powered water station, Ranger Recycling stations, a bicycle valet, and more. Even some of the artwork on display this year at Rochester’s largest and longest-running fine arts and crafts festival uses recycled products, such as wildlife sculptures chiseled from abandoned driftwood, household furnishings made from unused 19th century ceiling tiles, clothing assembled from old blue jeans, and wind chimes crafted from fused wine bottles. Read more ...

Aug. 29, 2012

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, 76°
Sunny, 85°

Today's Event Highlight
In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows
All day, Memorial Art Gallery. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
Washington Post (Aug. 27)
Man's Rash Seemed Ordinary,
But Was Actually Ominous

Nearly two dozen specialists were unable to figure out a skin rash that periodically spread oozing pustules over Ed Williams's face. Brian Poligone, a University dermatologist, finally discovered the cause, cleared up Williams's skin—and saved the software consultant's life.

Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 27)
UR's School of Nursing Names New Dean: Kathy Rideout
Rideout had served as interim dean for the past year. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner at Golisano Children’s Hospital and has served as associate professor of clinical nursing and in administrative roles at the School of Nursing for the past 26 years.

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