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@Rochester: Feb. 3, 2009

@Rochester: Feb. 3, 2009

Today's Forecast: Snow Shower, High 25°

Tomorrow: Snow Shower, High 16°

In Today's Issue

  • Ancient Turtle Migrated from Asia to America Over a Tropical Arctic
  • Eastman Organ Faculty, Students Star on Pipedreams
  • Stress Impairs Stem Cell Function in Aging Tissues
  • Security Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Identity
  • National Teach-In on Global Warming
  • Gilbert B. Forbes Visiting Scholar Lecture Series
  • Event Highlight: Town Hall Meeting with Rochester's Mayor
  • Rochester in the News: Adam Frank on Science and Spirituality
  • In Higher Education: Stimulating Boon for Small Colleges

News and Announcements

Ancient Turtle Migrated from Asia to America Over a Tropical Arctic

A team of Rochester geologists has discovered a surprise fossil in Arctic Canada: a tropical, freshwater, Asian turtle. Read news coverage on Yahoo! News, Science Daily, and the National Post (Canada)Read more...

Eastman Organ Faculty, Students Star on Pipedreams

Eastman faculty and students will be featured performers on the nationally syndicated radio program Pipedreams. Performances will be recorded locally at a series of concerts in February. Read more...

Security Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Identity

By learning how personal information is stolen, you can better protect yourself from identity theft.Your social security number is a prime target—don't give it out unless it's absolutely necessary and ask to use an alternate number if possible. (Have a security tip you'd like share? Send it to UnivIT_SP@ur.rochester.edu.) Read more...

Stress Impairs Stem Cell Function in Aging Tissues

Heinrich Jasper, assistant professor of biology, has won a $900,000 Senior Fellow Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation for his work showing how stress affects stem cell function, leading to symptoms of aging. Read more...

National Teach-In on Global Warming

The University is participating in the National Teach-In on Global Warming on Thursday, Feb. 5. An event in the Gowen Room at Wilson Commons will consist of lectures related to global warming and environmental sustainability. View the schedule

Gilbert B. Forbes Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Steven Abman, director of the Pediatric Heart Lung Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital, will be speaking on "New Thoughts on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at noon in the Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) at the Medical Center. For more information, contact Michael O'Reilly at 275-5948 or Karen Wilson at 273-1679. 

Events

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Town Hall Meeting with Rochester's Mayor: Hoyt Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 1)

"Astronomer Connects Science with Spirituality"

In his new book, Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, "distinguishes between organized religion, which he has little use for, and the spiritual thirst in every human being that is nourished by the experience of mystery and awe and that comes from an awareness of the Earth as a living organism." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb, 2)

"Stimulating Boon for Small Colleges"

Lost amid big-dollar provisions in the stimulus bill is tax code change that could make it easier for private institutions to borrow for capital projects. Read more...

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