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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Memorial Art Gallery Receives 'Museums for America' Grant
  • Liver, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Joins Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Medical Student Spends Year in Honduras
  • See Your Photo on the University's Homepage
  • Staybridge Suites Wins Recognition

News and Announcements

Memorial Art Gallery Receives Federal 'Museums for America' Grant
The Memorial Art Gallery has received a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ "Museums for America" program. The grant will launch "Windows on the World," a major interpretive initiative using multimedia technology to focus on three areas that are key to the gallery’s education program—the arts of the Ancient World, the Renaissance, and Asia.

Liver, Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Joins Wilmot Cancer Center
Hepatobiliary oncologist Aram Hezel, assistant professor of medicine, has joined the Wilmot Cancer Center.

Medical Student Spends Year in Honduras
Third year medical student Matthew Malek learns about healing while he works on the basic needs of water, nutrition and education for the people of San Jose, Honduras.

See Your Photo on the University's Homepage
Send us your photos of University life—campuses, people, events, etc.—and every Friday, we'll pick the best photos to display on the University homepage. Rate the photos selected and each week's favorite will be featured on the "Wall of Fame."

Staybridge Suites Wins Recognition
The Staybridge Suites Hotel chain has been awarded “Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Extended Stay Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power and Associates. A discounted rate is available for the University community at the Staybridge Suites hotel in Brooks Landing. Ask for the University of Rochester rate when making reservations.
August 5, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
Memorial Art Gallery. All day.

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Rochester in the News
Fox News (August 4)
"Study: 27 Million Americans on Antidepressants"
Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005. Eric Caine, professor of psychiatry and neurology at the Medical Center, is concerned by the findings. "Antidepressants are only moderately effective on population level," he says.  Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (August 4)
"New GI Bill Becomes Law"
A much-expanded Post-9/11 GI Bill is newly law in the land. President Obama marked the milestone in a celebratory ceremony at George Mason University in Virginia. Read more...

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