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@Rochester: June 24, 2008

@Rochester: June 24, 2008

Today's Forecast: Isolated Storms, 77°

Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 84°

In Today's Issue

  • Study Details How Low Blood Flow Promotes Vascular Disease
  • 'Eastman Summer Sings' Returns to Kilbourn Hall
  • Mathematics Educator Receives NSF Career Grant
  • Gallery's Art & Treasures Sale Starts this Weekend
  • Session Looks at Prescriptions and High Drug Costs
  • Sign Up for Rochester Scholars Jr.
  • Event Highlight: Understanding the University's Retirement Program
  • Rochester in the News: Steven Daigle on Ohio Light Opera's Summer Season; Bob Sneider Organizes Jam Session for Kids
  • In Higher Education: Big Paycheck or Service? Students Are Put to Test

News and Announcements

Study Details How Low Blood Flow Promotes Vascular Disease

Rochester researchers have found the first direct proof that a key protein drives the clogging of arteries in two ways, and that lowering levels of it opens them up, according to study results published in the June edition of the journal Circulation. Read more...

'Eastman Summer Sings' Returns to Kilbourn Hall

Again this summer, singers of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in the Eastman School's "Eastman Summer Sings," a series of choral music reading sessions. Held Tuesday evenings in Kilbourn Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m., each program is built around one or two great choral works. Read more...

Mathematics Educator Receives NSF Career Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a CAREER grant to Jeffrey Choppin, assistant professor of mathematics education at the Warner School, as part of a program to help improve the quality of mathematics curriculum and instruction in U.S. middle schools. Read more...

Gallery's Art & Treasures Sale Starts this Weekend

The Memorial Art Gallery's annual Art & Treasures sale takes place this Friday and Saturday, offering the chance to browse and buy antiques, artworks, and next-to-new collectibles. Admission is free, with all sales to benefit the gallery. For those who want to stay ahead of the crowd, tickets for the Preview Party are on sale. Read more...

Session Looks at Prescriptions and High Drug Costs

The Your Health Education Series continues Thursday, June 26, with a session on how to minimize the cost of prescription drugs. Learn how to estimate the cost of prescriptions, find effective generic alternatives, and save by using mail order. Representatives from Aetna and Excellus BC/BS will be available to demonstrate their Web tools and answer questions. Read more...

Sign Up for Rochester Scholars Jr.

The Office of Special Programs is accepting applications for the summer session of Rochester Scholars Jr. For students entering grades 6-8 and featuring programs on topics such as forensic science, innovations in engineering, or how to report for the news, the session runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, August 4-8, and includes a group lunch hour. Spots must be reserved by June 27. Call (585) 275-2344. Read more...

Events

Thursday, June 26

Understanding the University's Retirement Program: Medical Center, Louise Slaughter Room 1-9555.Noon to 1 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar.

Rochester in the News

Akron Beacon Journal (June 19)

"Discover Forgotten Operettas"

A story profiles efforts by Steven Daigle, associate professor of opera at the Eastman School, to bring long-neglected operettas such as Emmerich Kalman's 1945 work Marinka to the stage of the Ohio Light Opera this summer. Daigle is the artistic director of the Ohio Light Opera, the professional company-in-residence of the College of Wooster, which begins an eight-show, seven-week season on Friday. Read more...

R News (June 23)

"Jazz Festival Wraps with Jam Session"

Watch a video of a Rochester International Jazz Festival-ending jam session organized by Bob Sneider of the Eastman School's Department of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media. Sneider organized the "Free Jam Session of Kids" to help spark interest in the festival among students. "When you see that light bulb being turned on in a younger student, it gets you excited about what you're doing or what you're teaching. I really enjoy that," he says. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (June 23)

"Big Paycheck or Service? Students Are Put to Test"

"A prominent education professor at Harvard has begun leading 'reflection' seminars at three highly selective colleges, which he hopes will push undergraduates to think more deeply about the connection between their educations and aspirations." Read more...

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