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@Rochester: May 1, 2009

@Rochester: May 1, 2009

Today's Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High 68°

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 61°

In Today's Issue

  • Brain Protein Central to Both Parkinson's, Drug Addiction Identified
  • Arabesque Winds Wins Coleman Chamber Music Competition Honors
  • Physician Elected President of American Academy of Neurology
  • United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'
  • Warner Students Launch Literacy Program
  • Event Devoted to Research on Aging
  • Maira Kalman Exhibit Opens This Weekend
  • Three Events Offer Hope for People with Brain Tumors
  • Event Highlight: Eastman Rochester Chorus and Eastman School Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • Rochester in the News: John Treanor on the Origin of Swine Flu
  • In Higher Education: College Recruiters are Twittering, Too

News and Announcements

Brain Protein Central to Both Parkinson's, Drug Addiction Identified

Scientists at the Medical Center have identified a protein that appears not only to be central to the process that causes Parkinson's disease but could also play a role in muting the high from methamphetamine and other addictive drugs. Read more...

Arabesque Winds Wins Coleman Chamber Music Competition Honors

Arabesque Winds, a woodwind quintet of Eastman School musicians, has added another major award to its resume: the Coleman-Saunderson Prize for Woodwinds and Brass. Read more...

Physician Elected President of American Academy of Neurology

Medical Center neurologist Robert Griggs has been elected president of the American Academy of Neurology, the world's largest professional organization of neurologists. Read more...

United Way Campaign: 'How I Live United'

united way"My daughter and several of my friends started a not-for-profit organization called "One Step Closer" to raise money to purchase shoes for underprivileged children to start each new school year. My daughter is a city school teacher and sees the poverty and social economic disadvantages of many of our city school children and the impact this has on their learning and self-esteem. The mission of "One Step Closer" is to allow these children to start the new school year with a new pair of shoes to boost their self-esteem and foster a better learning environment."—Cindy Becker, vice president and chief operating officer of Highland Hospital.

Pledge your support today and help the University in a final push to meet its $1.3 million goal. Read more...

Warner Students Launch Literacy Program

Two Warner doctoral students helped launch a new English for Speakers of Other Languages literacy program called Literacy and Lunch. The program promotes English literacy while supporting native language skills and aims to improve communication skills and reading practices among Spanish-speaking and immigrant families. Read more...

Event Devoted to Research on Aging

The fifth annual Aging Research Day will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 4, in Goergen Hall 101. See the online flyer for details. 

Maira Kalman Exhibit Opens This Weekend

Maira Kalman: The Elements of Style, an exhibition opening May 2 at the Memorial Art Gallery, showcases more than 50 original illustrations for the 2005 edition of the classic writer's handbook The Elements of Style. On May 2 and 3, any visitor who donates a used copy of The Elements of Style for display during the show will receive free gallery admission. 

Events Offer Hope for People with Brain Tumors

Brain Tumor Awareness Week includes three educational and celebratory events sponsored by the Medical Center and the Wilmot Cancer Center. Read more...

Events

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

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (April 29)

"Visualizing the Virus"

"Looking at that genetic sequencing data, you can draw conclusions about the origins of this virus," said John Treanor, professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology and chief of the Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine. Read more...

In Higher Education

USA Today (April 30)

"College Recruiters are Twittering, Too"

"College admissions officials, keenly aware that their target audience grows more tech-savvy with every passing year, appear to be getting the hang of social media such as Twitter and Facebook." Read more...

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