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@Rochester: June 5, 2008

Today's Forecast: Sunny with T-Storms, High 81°

Tomorrow: Sunny with T-Storms, High 91°

In Today's Issue

  • NIH Grant to Establish University Center for AIDS Research
  • Human Stem Cells Show Promise Against Fatal Children's Diseases
  • Eastman Faculty to Perform Live on WXXI's 'Backstage Pass'
  • Neighborhood Farm Markets Take Root
  • Weight Management Program Returns
  • Event Highlight: Highlights Tour at the Memorial Art Gallery
  • Rochester in the News: David Primo on Barack Obama's Presidential Bid, Nora Bredes on the Gender Bias in Politics
  • Inside Higher Ed: Coalition Calls for Support of 'Young, Risky' Researchers

News and Announcements

NIH Grant to Establish University Center for AIDS Research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of more than 50 researchers a five-year, $3.2 million grant to join HIV/AIDS researchers from across the University with experts from outside of both the field and the United States in unprecedented collaborations. The grant also will establish a Developmental Center for AIDS Research at the University.

Human Stem Cells Show Promise Against Fatal Children's Diseases

Neuroscientists at the University have used human stem cells to dramatically improve the condition of mice with a neurological condition similar to a set of diseases in children that are invariably fatal. Read more...

Eastman Faculty to Perform Live on WXXI's 'Backstage Pass'

Two Eastman School faculty members will be appearing on Backstage Pass, a live radio series on WXXI FM/Classical 91.5/90.3. Professor of Guitar Nicholas Goluses and Professor of Flute Bonita Boyd will perform and talk with host Julia Figueras about their experiences teaching and performing on Friday, June 6, at 1 p.m.

Neighborhood Farm Markets Take Root

In the neighborhoods surrounding the University, a movement to support locally produced foods and sustainable agriculture practices has taken root in the form of several new farm markets, offering everything from grass-fed meats to greens and beets. Read more...

Weight Management Program Returns

A new 10-week session of Weigh-Well, a weight management program, kicks off June 24 at the School of Nursing. The cost is $200, although employees will be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost upon completion. The program features a nutritionist, a behavioral health professional, and fitness specialist. Employees can register online or by calling 273-5240. 


Thursday, June 5

Gallery Highlights Tour: Memorial Art Gallery. 6:30 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News (June 4)

"Obama, After Victory, Must Heal Rift, Reconcile With Clinton"

"McCain will go after Obama for his relative inexperience," says David Primo, assistant professor of political science. "Obama's challenge is to be disciplined as a campaigner, to develop a set of clear messages that he sticks to and to emphasize his campaign theme of being a different sort of politician." Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (June 4)

"Area Clinton Supporters Will Back Obama, but Want Her as Running Mate"

In a report on Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Nora Bredes, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership at the University, says women have to strike a balance between acting as a woman in the way voters are accustomed to seeing women and winning in politics, which demands masculine traits. "We really need to work as a society on how we regard women in power." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (June 4)

"A Call to Fund the Young and Risky"

"A coalition of researchers on Tuesday strongly urged a greater commitment among policy makers, universities, and private donors to support scientists early in their careers and encourage potentially 'high-risk, high-reward' ventures, offering a series of recommendations that would alter longstanding federal funding and peer review mechanisms." Read more...

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