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In Today's Issue

  • Grant Funds Search for Arthritis, Bone Therapies
  • Researchers Find Clues to DNA Repair in Cells
  • Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Neil Armstrong
  • Simon Offers New Degree Programs, One-Year MBA
  • Wellness Center Offers Boot Camp to Nonmembers
  • Artist's Talk and Reception: 'To Toy with the Attic'
  • Volunteers Work with Former Refugees in Rochester
  • Event Benefits Residents of Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Short Term Parking Spaces Offered in Dewey Lot
  • @Rochester Takes a Break on Labor Day

News and Announcements

Grant Funds Search for Arthritis, Bone Therapies
The Medical Center has been granted a $7.5 million Center of Research Translation  award for programs designed to find new therapies for arthritis and bone healing. See news coverage in the Rochester Business Journal.

Researchers Find Clues to DNA Repair in Cells
Scientists have long wondered why cells lose their ability to repair themselves as they age. New research by University scientists has uncovered two intriguing clues—the role of a specific protein in promoting more efficient DNA repair, and an apparent over reliance by older cells on a more error-prone process for fixing the most dangerous type of DNA damage: double-strand breaks. Read more...

Flags Lowered in Remembrance of Neil Armstrong
In accordance with a presidential proclamation, flags at the University will be flown at half staff today in memory of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969. Armstrong died on Aug. 25 at age 82.

Simon Offers New Degree Programs, One-Year MBA
The Simon School is introducing specialized degree programs in business analytics and pricing, and a one-year MBA degree specifically tailored for career builders. The programs are designed to give students optimal preparation and meet the evolving needs of employers for graduates with degrees in emerging fields. Read more...

Wellness Center Offers Boot Camp to Nonmembers
The Fitness & Wellness Center at the Medical Center is offering a morning boot camp class to nonmembers. Boot camp is a mix of cardio and muscle building in a group setting. It's held every Tuesday morning from 6:40-7:30.  Call 275-2437 for more information.

Artist's Talk and Reception: 'To Toy with the Attic'
Alessandra Sulpy will give an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Gowen Room in WIlson Commons, followed by an opening reception for her exhibition To Toy with the Attic at the Harnett Gallery. The exhibit features paintings that explore the strange relationship between human beings and the objects that populate their worlds. The talk and reception are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Volunteers Work with Former Refugees in Rochester
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to hear about the efforts of the Refugee Student Alliance from noon to 12:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in Adolph Auditorium at the Medical Center. The University-based volunteer organization works with community agencies to help assimilate the 750 refugees who resettle in Rochester each year. The session will be an opportunity to learn about the former refugee community here and how to get involved. Lunch will be provided. Contact natalia_golub@urmc.rochester.edu for more information.

Event Benefits Residents of Skilled Nursing Facility
The Living Center at The Highlands at Pittsford, an affiliate of the University, will host its fifth annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, on the campus of the senior living community. Proceeds from the event will benefit residents of The Living Center, The Highlands’ skilled nursing facility, which features long-term, dementia, and rehabilitative care. Read more...

Short Term Parking Spaces Offered in Dewey Lot
To address the need for short-term parking in Dewey Lot, University Parking and Transportation Services has added two “15 minute with flasher” parking spaces in the lot. Be advised that, due to the expected high volume of usage, these spaces will be strictly enforced.

@Rochester Takes a Break on Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, @Rochester will not be sent on Monday, Sept. 3. It will return to your inbox Tuesday, Sept. 4.



Aug. 31, 2012
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Partly Cloudy, Windy 88°
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Yellowjacket Weekend
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Rochester in the News
YNN (Aug. 29)
University of Rochester Receives Grant
With the $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation,  professors will help middle school math teachers address the common core standards, which are designed to help the United States become more competitive. It will also help students become more college and career ready by the time they graduate from high school.

Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 29)
Job Growth at Eastman Business Park Tops Council's 2012 Plan
The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council released a draft list of its priority projects for 2012, the ones for which it is likely to seek state funding this fall. “Our goal for 2012 has been to strengthen our strategic plan, accelerate our progress and position the Finger Lakes for continued growth,” says council cochair and University President Joel Seligman. “We encourage the public to review our draft progress report. It is only through a shared economic development vision that our region will continue to evolve into an increasingly successful and diverse knowledge-based economy.”

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