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In Today's Issue

  • Wilmot Assistant Professors Named in Arts, Sciences & Engineering
  • Enzyme Family Key to Future Treatments of High Cholesterol
  • Researchers Say OJ Worse for Teeth than Whitening
  • Go Green: Fresh, Locally Grown Food Delivered Every Week to University Employees

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Wilmot Assistant Professors Named in Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Four faculty members have been named Wilmot Assistant Professors in Arts, Sciences & Engineering beginning with the 2009-10 year. Azadeh Vosoughi in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Heinrich Jasper in the Department of Biology, Alyssa Ney in the Department of Philosophy, and Michael Peress in the Department of Political Science are the first appointees under a program reinstituted last spring by President Seligman. Endowed by James P. Wilmot, the two-year appointments include a $5,000 research fund for each professor.
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Enzyme Family Key to Future Treatments of High Cholesterol
A research team at the Medical Center has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a new way to deliver proteins into human tissues, with a first application seeking to lower "bad" cholesterol.
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Researchers Say OJ Worse for Teeth than Whitening
Researchers at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health set out to learn if there are negative effects on the tooth from using whitening products.
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Go Green: Fresh, Locally Grown Food Delivered Every Week to University Employees

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Looking for more local, sustainably grown fruits and vegetables? In addition to the many farmers markets in the area, a convenient new choice is now available for University community members. The Good Food Collective has established a new workplace-based CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Faculty, students, and staff can purchase a membership or “share,” and then pick up their box of fresh, seasonally available vegetables—delivered adjacent to the Medical Center at Goler House—every Friday from July 16 through October. Visit the Good Food Collective to sign up, or attend a talk from GFC founder Chris Hartman on Monday, July 6, for more information.
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July 1, 2009
Showers
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 72°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 69°

Today's Event Highlight
Maira Kalman: The Elements of Style
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Rochester in the News
R News (June 29)
"Eastman Theatre Temporarily Closes"
 "These changes should make the acoustics much more lively in the hall and really much richer sound," says Jamal Rossi, Eastman's senior executive associate dean, about Eastman Theatre's $46.5 million renovation project. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (June 30)
"Higher-Education Experts Are Relieved at Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Tests"
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in favor of white firefighters who sued after their city scrapped a promotional exam is expected to have little impact on colleges' admissions practices. Read more...

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