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In Today's Issue

  • Protein Regulates Movement of Mitochondria in Brain Cells
  • University Mourns Loss of Harry Fulbright
  • Richard Ryan Discusses 'Living Within Your Means' on WXXI
  • Eye Institute Offers Free Dry Eye Screening
  • Volunteers Sought for Asthma Study

News and Announcements

Protein Regulates Movement of Mitochondria in Brain Cells
Medical Center scientists have identified a protein in the brain that plays a key role in the function of mitochondria—the part of the cell that supplies energy, supports cellular activity, and potentially wards off threats from disease.

University Mourns Loss of Harry Fulbright
The University flag will be lowered today in honor of Harry Fulbright, professor emeritus of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Fulbright died May 16 in Rochester after a brief illness. Fulbright became an emeritus professor in 1989 after 39 years at the University.

Richard Ryan Discusses 'Living Within Your Means' on WXXI
Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, psychiatry and education, joins a live panel discussion Thursday, June 18, at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV about how to "live within your means." The town hall meeting, hosted by Julie Philipp, will explore what people can to do address the financial anxiety they may feel during the economic downtown. The event is free and open to the public. Read more or register at

Eye Institute Offers Free Dry Eye Screening
The Eye Institute is holding a free dry eye screening for University employees and their family members on Friday, June 19, in its faculty practice clinic, on the third floor of the Eye Institute at 210 Crittenden Blvd. The screenings are by appointment only, take approximately 20 minutes, and involve placing a small paper test strip in the corner of the eye. If you test positive for dry eye, you may be asked if you’d like to be entered in the database for future clinical studies of new artificial tear formulations. For more information or to make an appointment, call 275-URMC.

Volunteers Sought for Asthma Study
Volunteers are needed for a study designed to investigate the non-invasive markers of illness in asthma. The study is based at Mary Parkes Asthma Center. Compensation is provided. Call Sue at 486-0960, Ext. 131, for details.

June 16, 2009

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 78°
Few Showers, High 78°

Today's Event Highlight
Summer in the City Lecture Series
 LeChase Assembly Room, Medical Center. Noon.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat & Chronicle (June 15)
Work to Start on Delayed Construction Project at Medical Center
Construction of a $76.4 million science institute building at the Medical Center—announced in October but then delayed because of financing problems—will begin within the next few weeks. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
(June 15)

Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers
Some scholars say that new writing is more engaged and more connected to an audience. Others argue that tweets and blog posts enforce bad writing habits. Read more...

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