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In Today's Issue

  • Two Chemists Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society
  • Researchers Study Improving Life for Those with Macular Degeneration
  • Improv Group Donates Laughs for Liver Transplant Patients
  • Registration Open for Iyengar Yoga Class
  • Session Offers Retirement Benefits Overview

News and Announcements

Two Chemists Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society
University chemists Robert Boeckman Jr., the Marshall D. Gates Jr. professor of chemistry and chair of the department of chemistry, and Richard Eisenberg, the Tracy H. Harris professor of chemistry, have been named fellows of the American Chemical Society.
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Researchers Study Improving Life for Those with Macular Degeneration
Medical Center researchers will study whether two education programs improve the way people with age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible blindness and severe vision loss in older adults, function in everyday life.
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Improv Group Donates Laughs for Liver Transplant Patients
Liver transplant recipient David Spiro and other members of the Village Idiots comedy troupe will give a free performance for Medical Center liver transplant patients on Aug. 22 at Village Gate Square, 274 N. Goodman St.
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Registration Open for Iyengar Yoga Class
The Fitness and Wellness Center at the Medical Center will hold an Iyengar yoga class beginning Aug. 25. The class will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through the end of September. The six-week session costs $24 for members and $33 for non-members. Registration closes Aug. 21. To register, visit the Fitness and Wellness Center Web site.

Session Offers Retirement Benefits Overview
A free informational session will include an overview of the University benefit plans available to faculty and staff at retirement. Eligibility for post-retirement benefits and cost-sharing will be discussed. Also, a representative from TIAA-CREF will discuss saving for retirement and the distribution options available. The meeting is at 1 p.m. today in the Hawkins Room (1-7438) in the Medical Center. For more information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.
August 18, 2009
Chance T-Storms
Today's Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms, High 82°
Tomorrow:
Mostly Sunny, High 80°

Today's Event Highlight

Staff Infection 5: Artist's Reception
Gallery at the Art & Music Library, Rush Rhees Library. 4:30 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (August 15)
"Interns are the Future of Local Businesses"
Two years ago, Constellation Brands began a formalized program with the Simon Graduate School of Business administration to get interns through the door each summer. Read more...

In Higher Education
USA Today (August 17)
"For-Profit Colleges' Increased Lending Prompts Concerns"
Some of the nation's biggest for-profit colleges are boosting enrollment by making more loans directly to cash-strapped students, knowing full well many of them probably won't be able to repay what they borrowed. Read more...

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