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  • Art Gallery Awarded $50,000 in Federal Stimulus Funding
  • Record Number of Students Receive Study Abroad Scholarship 
  • Promise for Treating Diseases in Blood Vessels
  • Book Series Planned at Art Gallery

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Art Gallery Awarded $50,000 in Federal Stimulus Funding
The Memorial Art Gallery has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This money is earmarked for the preservation of jobs threatened by the decline of philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn.

Record Number of Students Receive Study Abroad Scholarship

A record number of University students have been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for fall 2009. Scholarship recipients are chosen through a competitive process and use the award to offset the cost of study abroad.

Promise For Treating Diseases in Blood Vessel

Scientists at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute contributed to a study which finds that a newly discovered mechanism controls whether muscle cells in blood vessels hasten the development of both atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

Book Discussion Planned at Art Gallery

Creative Workshop art history instructor Lucy Durkin leads a book review and discussion of Geraldine Brooks's People of the Book (2008) from 11 to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. Registration is required. Call the Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop at 276-8959.

July 7, 2009

Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 68°
PM Showers, High 71°

Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Summer Sing - Brahms: A German Requiem
Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (July 5)
"Incandescent Bulbs Return to the Cutting Edge"
“Our measurements show that the treated filament becomes twice as bright with the same power consumption,” says Chunlei Guo, associate professor of optics. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (July 6)
"Challenge to the Kindle"
The National Federation for the Blind and the American Council of the Blind filed a lawsuit last month against Arizona State University, saying that its plan to use the Kindle is illegal because blind people cannot use the device as currently configured. Read more...

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