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@Rochester: April 16, 2009

@Rochester: April 16, 2009

Today's Forecast: Sunny, High 56°

Tomorrow: Sunny, High 64°

In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Scientist Wins Major Award for Alzheimer's Research
  • Sights, Sounds of Gamelan Presented on Kilbourn Hall Stage
  • University Hosting American Physical Society Symposium
  • Donate Your Old Sneakers for Recycling
  • The University and its Southwest Rochester Neighbors
  • Voices Vocal Ensemble Presents 17th-Century Sacred Works
  • Exhibition Will Showcase Undergraduates' Talent
  • Event Highlight: ArtAwake Festival
  • Sports Buzz: Tennis, Baseball, Softball, and Golf Teams in Action
  • Rochester in the News: J. Edward Puzas and Susan Bukata on Drug That Helps Heal Fractures
  • In Higher Education: Report: Two-Thirds of Students Get Financial Aid

News and Announcements

Medical Center Scientist Wins Major Award for Alzheimer's Research

Berislav Zlokovic, director of the Center for Neurodegenerative and Vascular Brain Disorders, will receive the 2009 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases during the AAN annual meeting later this month in Seattle. Read more...

Sights, Sounds of Gamelan Presented on Kilbourn Hall Stage

Experience a program of traditional and newly composed musical works for Balinese gamelan as the Eastman School's Gamelan Lila Muni presents its annual concert on April 27. Read more...

University Hosting American Physical Society Symposium

Rochester will host the spring 2009 meeting of the New York State Section American Physical Society on April 17 and 18. See the full schedule of events for the symposium. 

Donate Your Old Sneakers for Recycling

Drop off your worn out sneakers at the Goergen Athletic Center alumni locker rooms for Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program. Nike collects them and recycles them into athletic fields. Also, you can donate your shoes and visit the information table between noon and 4 p.m. at the Student Earth Day event in Dandelion Square on Saturday, April 18. 

The University and its Southwest Rochester Neighbors

Christelle Domerçant will present "Connecting Communities: The Neighborhoods of Southwest Rochester and the University of Rochester,"  at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. RSVP to cdomerca@u.rochester.edu by Friday, April 17. 

Voices Vocal Ensemble Presents 17th-Century Sacred Works

A program of seldom-heard French Baroque sacred works will be presented by Voices professional choral chamber ensemble at historic St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Read more...

Exhibition Will Showcase Undergraduates' Talent

The annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring work by students across the University, will begin April 22 with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons. The exhibition runs through May 6. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekends. Closed Monday. 

Events

Friday, April 10

ArtAwake: Art and Music Festival: Pixley Industrial Warehouse, Gates. Starts at 5 p.m.

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

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Men's Tennis: 
April 17-19: UAA Championships. Times TBA.

Golf: 
April 17: Fred B. Kravetz Invitational at Oak Hill Country Club. 9 a.m.
April 18: Fred B. Kravetz Invitational at Irondequoit Country Club. 9 a.m.

Softball: 
April 18: Skidmore College. 1 and 3 p.m.

Baseball: 
April 18: Clarkson University. 1 p.m.
April 19. Clarkson University. Noon.
April 21. Ithaca College. 4 p.m.

Women's Tennis: 
April 21: SUNY Geneseo. 4 p.m.

Rochester in the News

ABC News (April 14)

"Osteoporosis Drug Promotes Healing of Fractures, Study Finds"

Susan Bukata, clinical director of the Center for Bone Health and professor of orthopaedics, along with J. Edward Puzas, Donald and Mary Clark Professor of Orthopaedics, and professor of environmental medicine, biomedical engineering, and biochemistry and biophysics, discuss the drug Forteo's success in helping to heal fractures.  (Also reported by the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, U.S. News and World Report, and the Los Angeles Times.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 15)

"Two-Thirds of Students Get Financial Aid, Federal Report Says"

Sixty-six percent of undergraduates received some type of student aid during the 2007-8 academic year, up from 63 percent in 2003-4, says a report released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics. Read more...

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