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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Researchers Make Muscular Dystrophy Breakthrough
  • Pre-Freshmen Programs Introduce Students to Campus, Community
  • Openings Available in Summer Sports Camp
  • Small Steps, Big Dreams for Golisano Children's Hospital

News and Announcements

Medical Center Researchers Make Muscular Dystrophy Breakthrough
Researchers at the Medical Center have found a way to block the genetic flaw at the heart of a common form of muscular dystrophy. The study "demonstrates the potential to reverse established symptoms of the disease after they have developed, as opposed to simply preventing them from getting worse,” says Charles Thornton, professor of neurology.
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Pre-Freshmen Programs Introduce Students to Campus, Community
More than 40 University pre-freshmen are spending four weeks on campus participating in rigorous academic and social enrichment programs designed to create a smooth transition from high school to college.
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Openings Available in Summer Sports Camps
The University's Summer Sports Camps continue July 20–24. Openings are available in the Instructional Sports Camp, Girls Elite Basketball, Baseball and Tennis Camps. Information and registration materials are available on the Rochester Athletics Web site by choosing "summer camps" in the left column.

Small Steps, Big Dreams for Golisano Children's Hospital
"Small Steps, Big Dreams," featuring Natalie Weiss from Wicked, and other entertainment, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Auditorium Theatre. Proceeds benefit Golisano Children's Hospital. Tickets are $18.50. Call the Box Office at 222-5000. For information about sponsorship or advertising opportunities, e-mail smallsteps.bigdreams@yahoo.com.

July 17, 2009
Chance T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
PM Thunderstorms, High 74°
Tomorrow:
Showers, High 69°

Today's Event Highlight
World Music Institute Concert: South Indian Music and African Mbira
Kilbourn Hall. 7:30 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
WXXI (July 15)
"New Book Examines Exotic Influences in Classical Music"
A new book by Ralph Locke, professor of musicology, analyzes how various composers were influenced by exotic cultures. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (July 16)
"Fundraising Offices Make People a Priority as Budgets Are Cut"
In the face of declining revenue and institutional budget cuts, college advancement chiefs are working to protect their most-valuable assets: front-line fundraisers. Read more...

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