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@Rochester: June 1, 2009

@Rochester: June 1, 2009

Today's Forecast: PM Showers, High 66°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 63°

In Today's Issue

  • Update on the Condition of Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk
  • Regular Light Bulbs Made Super-Efficient with Ultra-Fast Laser
  • Warner Student Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
  • Next-to-New Treasures Needed for Art Gallery Fundraiser
  • Westside Farmers Market Begins its Second Season
  • Event Highlight: Summer in the City Lecture Series
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman School Celebrates 'Topping Out'
  • In Higher Education: Overview of the State of Education

News and Announcements

Update on the Condition of Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk

Surgery to treat a spinal injury suffered by Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk went "very, very well," according to lead neurosurgeon Paul Maurer, who cautioned that Berk's recovery will be measured in weeks and months. "There is often some forward progress and then some set backs along the way. That's to be expected. But I'm pleased to say that, at this early point, things have gone according to the textbook." Berk was injured in a bicycling accident Saturday and underwent a four-hour operation at Strong Memorial Hospital. Maurer provided an update on Berk's condition Sunday afternoon. Read more...

Regular Light Bulbs Made Super-Efficient with Ultra-Fast Laser

An ultra-powerful laser can turn regular incandescent light bulbs into power-sippers, say optics researchers at the University. The process could make a light as bright as a 100-watt bulb consume less electricity than a 60-watt bulb while remaining far cheaper and radiating a more pleasant light than a fluorescent bulb can. Read more...

Warner Student Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Warner School master's student Clare Zuraw has been named a 2009-10 Fulbright Teaching Assistant to teach English as a foreign language in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read more...

Next-to-New Treasures Needed for Art Gallery Fundraiser

The Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery is looking for gently used collectibles and fine art for Art & Treasures. The annual sale, which takes place June 25-27, features antiques, artworks, jewelry, china, porcelain, crystal, silver, furniture, and fine linens. Drop off donations at the gallery on Tuesday, June 23, 2 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or Thursday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donations are tax-deductible and benefit the gallery and its programs. To arrange another drop-off or pickup time, contact Lynda Serafine at 276-8910 or lserafine@mag.rochester.edu

Westside Farmers Market Begins its Second Season

The University is helping mark the opening day of the Westside Farmers Market on June 9. The market, located at 831 Genesee St. (in the parking lot of St. Monica Church), runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and features local vegetables, fruits, baked goods, prepared food and wine, as well as plants. Musical guests will include the Generations Jazz Combo and Walri. Kids activities also will be provided. For more information, e-mail Liesel Schwartz, or visit www.westsidemarketrochester.com

Events

Tuesday, June 2

Summer in the City Lecture Series: "Connecting More Than Dots: Project Coach Strengthens Urban Neighborhood." LeChase Assembly Room, Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

WXXI News (May 28)

"Eastman School Celebrates 'Topping Out'"

Even a driving rain didn't dampen people's spirits as the Eastman School celebrated the installation of a final beam being put in place on its new building. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (May 29)

"Overview of the State of Education"

Women accounted for 57 percent of the bachelor's degrees and 62 percent of the associate degrees awarded in the 2006-7 academic year. That's one of the figures in "The Condition of Education 2009," the latest edition of an annual compilation of statistics released by the U.S. Education Department. Read more...

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