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In Today's Issue

  • $2.25 Million Grant to Help Unravel the Effects of Early Child Abuse
  • Partnerships, Grant Bring First Project SEARCH to Rochester
  • Some Eczema Sufferers More Prone to Smallpox and Other Viruses
  • Eastman Student Scheduled to Appear on Good Morning America Today
  • Rock, Pop Historian John Covach Assesses Michael Jackson's  Greatness
  • Memorial Planned for Finance Employee
  • Security Tip of the Week:Wireless Security

News and Announcements

$2.25 Million Grant to Help Unravel the Effects of Early Child Abuse
The Mt. Hope Family Center will begin a large-scale study of the effects of child abuse. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the five-year, $2.25 million research project aims to understand how a complex host of factors—from genetics and family environment to hormonal regulation, personality traits, and brain activity—influence the well-being and mental health of children who have experienced child maltreatment.
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Partnerships, Grant Bring First Project SEARCH to Rochester
A partnership among several local agencies has allowed Rochester to start its first Project SEARCH, a program that helps young adults with developmental disabilities transition to the work world by giving them hands-on experience. The program will be based at Golisano Children's Hospital.
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Some Eczema Sufferers More Prone to Smallpox and Other Viruses
Lisa Beck, associate professor of both dermatology and medicine, and colleagues nationwide last week released findings from a multi-center study aiming to gain a better profile of which eczema sufferers are most predisposed to serious skin infections.
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Eastman Student Scheduled to Appear on Good Morning America Today
Eastman School master’s student Ashley Benes is scheduled to be featured on ABC's Good Morning America today as the winner of a dress anchor Robin Roberts wore to the Oscars. Ashley’s mother entered the contest, writing a letter on why her daughter deserved to win. Ashley plans to wear the dress for her master’s recital next year. See news coverage from 13 WHAM-TV.

Rock, Pop Historian John Covach Assesses Michael Jackson's Greatness
John Covach, professor of music and chair of the Department of Music, describes Michael Jackson as "one of the world's great entertainers and a pivotal figure in the history of American music." Covach discussed the pop star's legacy with WROC-TV and RNews last week.
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Memorial Planned for Finance Employee
A memorial tribute for Steve Barbato is set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, in the Interfaith Chapel. Barbato, who joined the University staff in 1978 as a staff accountant for Rush-Rhees Library, began working in the University's accounts payable department  in 1987. He died April 9 at age 54.

Security Tip of the Week: Wireless Security
Wireless Internet access offers convenience and mobility but the downside is anyone with a wireless-ready computer can use your connection. There are steps you should take to protect your computers on a wireless network.
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June 29, 2009
Scattered T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
Isolated Thunderstorms, High 78°
Tomorrow:
Thundershowers, High 69°

Today's Event Highlight
Dave Rivello Jazz Ensemble
Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
13 WHAM-TV (June 25)
'Dr. Berk in Therapy, Community Shows Support'
Medical Center CEO Brad Berk's May bike accident was traumatic and overwhelming both to for the doctor and his family. But, they say support from the community and good care are speeding his recovery. Berk has received cards and letters from hundreds of people. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (June 26)
'Help Wanted for New Graduates'
A new coalition will focus on the economic plight of those finishing college during the recession. Read more...

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