@Rochester: June 26, 2008
Today's Forecast: Scattered Thunderstorms, High 84°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 83°
In Today's Issue
- Mileage Reimbursement and Moving Allowance Rates Increase
- Creative Workshop Faculty Exhibit Their Work
- Center for Oral Biology Researcher Receives National Research Award
- Harbor House Will Assist Patients and Families
- First Eastman Pathways Fellows Enter Eastman School This Fall
- Event Highlight: Art & Treasures Preview Party
- Rochester in the News: Bradford Berk on Atherosclerosis; Rob Bossarte on "Rainbow of Light" Group
- In Higher Education: Senate Panel Approves Spending Plan That Would Raise Pell Grants and NIH Spending
News and Announcements
Mileage Reimbursement and Moving Allowance Rates Increase
The University is adjusting its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect the new IRS rates. Effective July 1, the business mileage reimbursement rate will be 58.5 cents per mile, and the standard mileage rate for moving expenses will be 27 cents per mile.
Creative Workshop Faculty Exhibit Their Work
Recent works from the artists who teach courses at the Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop will be on view in "Community Connections," a faculty show at the Gallery at One Bausch & Lomb Place. The show opens today at 5:30 p.m. and will run through July 30. For more information, call 338-6010 or 276-8959. Read more...
Center for Oral Biology Researcher Receives National Research Award
James Melvin, director of the Center for Oral Biology, has won the 2008 Salivary Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research in recognition of his research. Read more...
Harbor House Will Assist Patients and Families
Harbor House of Rochester, a home for transplant and critical care patients and their families who travel from out of town for Medical Center care, will open later this summer. The house is located in the Mt. Hope neighborhood at 89 Rossiter Road, two blocks from the Medical Center. Read more...
First Eastman Pathways Fellows Enter Eastman School This Fall
Two School of the Arts seniors, a guitarist who has already garnered national attention and a trumpeter-composer whose work will be played at an upcoming Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert, have been named the first Eastman Pathways Fellows at the Eastman School of Music. Read more...
Rochester in the News
UPI (June 24)
"Protein Drives the Clogging of Arteries"
Bradford Berk, senior vice president for health sciences and CEO of the Medical Center, talks about new Rochester-led research on the causes of blocked blood vessels: "For years researchers worldwide have sought to determine exactly how low blood flow and the immune reaction to cholesterol deposits, along with the reactive oxygen species created by both, drive the progression of atherosclerosis. We are tremendously excited by these results because they provide solid evidence that cyclophilin A is at the center of it all." Read more...
USA Today (June 24)
"Health Researchers Aim to Help Rural Rainbow Youth"
Rob Bossarte, who joins the School of Medicine and Dentistry as assistant professor of psychiatry on July 1, comments on his work with an isolated and mysterious group that calls themselves the Rainbow Family of Living Light: "There's an incredible opportunity here . . . but no one is stepping up to do it." (Also reported by Fox News
, Chicago Tribune
, Los Angeles Times
, and others.) Read more...
In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (June 25)
"Senate Panel Approves Spending Plan That Would Raise Pell Grants and NIH Spending"
"The maximum Pell Grant would increase by $69, to $4,800, and spending on the National Institutes of Health would grow by $1 billion under a spending bill approved by a U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday." Read more...
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