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In Today's Issue

  • Study: Brain Separates Living, Non-Living Objects for Processing
  • Senior Receives NIH Scholarship
  • A New Home in the City
  • Alternate Parking on Freshman Move-In Day
  • Understanding the University Retirement Program
  • Motorcycle Ride Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center

News and Announcements

Study: Brain Separates Living, Non-Living Objects for Processing
New research implies that the brain categorizes objects based on different types of subsequent consideration they demand and not entirely by their appearance. "We think this means significant parts of the brain are innately structured around a few domains of knowledge that were critical in humans' evolutionary history," says Bradford Mahon, postdoctoral fellow in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the University and lead author of the study.

Senior Receives NIH Scholarship
Senior Diamond Ling is one of 13 winners of a National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship. She was selected from more than 250 applicants nationwide who are pursuing science and social science health-related degrees.

A New Home in the City
Joel and Friederike Seligman have bought a house in Rochester, where they will live. Witmer House will continue to be the President's official residence, and the Seligmans will continue to maintain a full schedule of events there.

Alternate Parking on Freshman Move-In Day
Freshmen are scheduled to arrive on campus and move into housing on Tuesday, Aug. 25. This will have a significant impact on campus traffic flow and parking on that day. Valentine Lot, all of Park Lot, and the entire length of Intercampus Lot will be needed for the move-in process. Employees who regularly park in these lots will need to park in the AAC Lot (formerly the River Road Lot) or the Wilson North Lot. Shuttle buses will be available from the AAC Lot from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cars left in Park Lot will be towed to the far end of the lot. Parking maps are available. For more information, call the River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983.

Understanding the University Retirement Program
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to receive the University's Direct Contribution to the Retirement Program will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the Hawkins Room (1-7438) in the Medical Center. Also, a representative from TIAA-CREF will give a presentation covering fundamental information about investing, including how to choose an investment allocation. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

Motorcycle Ride Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
The 110-mile Second Chance Motorcycle ride to benefit the Wilmot Cancer Center takes off from Leaf and Bean Coffee Company in Chili Paul Plaza at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

August 14, 2009

Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 85°
Sunny, High 86°
Today's Event Highlight
Robert and Lillian Brent White Coat Ceremony
Interfaith Chapel. 9:30 a.m.

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Rochester in the News (August 11)
"Are You Drinking Too Much?"
Women, in general, are drinking more than in the past, says Stephanie Gamble, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Medical Center who specializes in treatments for women suffering from alcoholism and depression. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (August 13)
"Sleepwalking Students"
Stress about schoolwork, not rowdy behavior, is keeping most of America’s college students from getting a good night’s sleep, according to a new psychological study. Read more...

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