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In Today's Issue

  • Common Food Dye May Hold Promise in Treating Spinal Cord Injury
  • Library Receives $175,000 Mellon Foundation Grant
  • Institute for Innovative Transition Launches Annual Conference on Transition
  • Rochester Alumnus Will Give Art at 11 Lecture at Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
  • Kearns Center Research Day Showcases Student Projects
  • Go Green: Heating Solution Yields a Greener Gallery

News and Announcements

Common Food Dye May Hold Promise in Treating Spinal Cord Injury
Medical Center researchers have found that a common food additive may offer promise for preventing the additional and serious secondary damage that immediately follows a traumatic injury to the spinal cord. (See media coverage in BBC News, National Geographic and U.S. News & World Report.)

Library Receives $175,000 Mellon Foundation Grant
River Campus Libraries has been awarded $175,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide development support for the eXtensible Catalog (XC), the library's newly developed software interface that improves library searches.

Institute for Innovative Transition Launches Annual Conference on Transition
The Institute for Innovative Transition, a partnership of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, Warner School of Education, and the Golisano Foundation, will host its first annual conference on transition issues, options, and innovations for young adults with developmental disabilities on Thursday, July 30.

Rochester Alumnus Will Give 'Art at 11' Lecture
Pittsford artist and writer David Dorsey '75 is the speaker in the first of three lectures by artists in the 62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition. Dorsey won this year's Alice E. Koret/Docent Award.

Kearns Center Research Day Showcases Student Projects
Undergraduates participating in the David T. Kearns Center’s McNair Program and Xerox Engineering Fellowship will present their summer research projects Thursday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall. The event is open to the University community. For more information, call Charlana Simmons at the Kearns Center at 275-7649.

Go Green: Heating Solution Yields A Greener Gallery

go green
Sometimes innovation turns a problem into a green opportunity. That’s just the case at the Memorial Art Gallery where last summer a leaky heat exchanger forced Facilities to shut off the two boilers used in their reheat loop, and some quick thinking allowed the gallery to save thousands of dollars on utilities and reduce their carbon footprint.
July 29, 2009
Scattered T-Storms

Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 77°
Mostly Sunny, High 79°

Today's Event Highlight
62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
Memorial Art Gallery. All day.

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Rochester in the News
Chicago Tribune (July 28)
"Weighty Issue Rages in Surgeon General Debate"
"Patients initially judge doctors on the basis of superficial demographics such as age, sex and similarity to oneself," says Ronald Epstein, professor of family medicine, who studies how to improve patient-physician communication and relationships. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (July 28)
"God and Majors"
A national study tracks changes in religiosity by students in various courses of study and finds positive link between religiosity and going to college. Read more...

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