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@Rochester: June 3, 2009

@Rochester: June 3, 2009

Today's Forecast: PM Showers, High 66°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 68°

In Today's Issue

  • Scientists Create Metal That Pumps Liquid Uphill
  • University Mourns Morris Dorsey
  • Go Green: First End of Year Cleanout a Success
  • Children's Hospital Boston Cardiologist Gives Seminar
  • Event Highlight: Perspectives Photographic Exhibit
  • Rochester in the News: Often Missed or Mistreated Skin Conditions to Watch Out for this Summer; Nursing Students, Inmates Learn Together
  • In Higher Education: Colleges Consider Using Blogs Instead of Blackboard

News and Announcements

Scientists Create Metal that Pumps Liquid Uphill

Rochester scientists have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid at a speed that would make nature envious. "We're able to change the surface structure of almost any piece of metal so that we can control how liquid responds to it," says Chunlei Guo, associate professor of optics. "We can even control the direction in which the liquid flows, or whether liquid flows at all." Read more...

University Mourns Morris Dorsey

The University flag will be flown at half-staff, today, June 3, in memory of Morris Dorsey. Dorsey, 37, an environmental services worker, died suddenly on Saturday, May 30. He lived in Rochester. Dorsey joined the Medical Center as a part-time staff member in September 2008, then moved to full time in January 2009. 

Go Green: First End of Year Cleanout a Success

As students head home or graduate, they abandon thousands of pounds of lightly used and new dorm room filler. Things were a bit different at the University this year. Thousands of pounds of unwanted items were donated to area charities or recycled as a result of the first annual End of Year Cleanout. Read more...

Children's Hospital Boston Cardiologist Gives Seminar

William Pu, assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, will present a seminar on "The Role of Mesothelial Progenitors in Development of the Heart and Lungs," at noon in Room K207 (2-6408) in the Medical Center on Friday, June 5. The seminar is sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics. 

Events

Wednesday, June 3

Perspectives Photographic Exhibit: Miner Library, Medical Center. All day.

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

Rochester in the News

HealthNewsDigest (May 31)

"Often Missed or Mistreated Skin Conditions to Watch Out for this Summer"

Art Papier, associate professor of dermatology and medical informatics, offers tips on identifying the top misdiagnosed summer skin ailments. Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (June 2)

"Nursing Students, Inmates Learn Together"

Eleven students in the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses taught parenting, nutrition, and other skills this spring to inmates at Albion State Correctional Facility for women. Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 2)

"Colleges Consider Using Blogs Instead of Blackboard"

Instead of using a course-management system to distribute materials and run class discussions, some campus-technology officials are wondering why they couldn't just use blogging software. Read more...

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