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In Today's Issue

  • Rochester and Top Research Universities Launch
  • Geologist Selected as a Finalist for New York Academy of Sciences Award 
  • Sherwood Forest Meets Hollywood at International Conference
  • Health and Wellness Fair
  • Clothesline Festival Award Winners Announced

News and Announcements

Rochester and Top Research Universities Launch

Rochester and 34 other leading universities have joined forces to launch, a Web site featuring the latest research discoveries. The site is hosted at Rochester and led by Rochester, Duke University, and Stanford University. Read more about Futurity's launch in Inside Higher Ed. Sign up for an RSS feed and daily e-mail update at the Futurity Web site or follow the site on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Geologist Selected as a Finalist for New York Academy of Sciences Award
Carmala Garzione, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, has been selected as a finalist for the 2009 New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for her research that has helped redefine geologists' understanding of the rate at which mountain ranges form.

Sherwood Forest Meets Hollywood at International Conference
The seventh biennial conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, to be held at the University next month, takes on the theme “Robin Hood: Media Creature.”

Health and Wellness Fair
Well-U and the Benefits Office are sponsoring the 2009 Health and Wellness Fair from Sept. 22 to 24. The fair will include health screenings, information, giveaways, and prizes. Stop by the Sarah Flaum Atrium in the Medical Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 or 23. On Sept. 24, the fair will be held in the May Room in Wilson Commons from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clothesline Festival Award Winners Announced
Twelve exhibitors were honored at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, held last weekend at the Memorial Art Gallery.

Sept. 16, 2009
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Today's Event Highlight
Researching Women's Environmental Health Workshop
Class of '62 Auditorium, School of Medicine and Dentistry.8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
New York Times (Sept. 14)
"When Parent's 'I Love You' Means 'Do as I Say'"
In 2004, two Israeli researchers joined Edward Deci, professor of psychology and Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences, in asking more than 100 college students whether the love they had received from their parents seemed to depend on their success and actions. This July, the same researchers, now joined by two of Deci’s colleagues at Rochester, published two replications and extensions of the 2004 study. Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 13)
"Medical Journals See a Cost to Fighting Industry-Backed Research"
The Journal of the American Medical Association saw a 21 percent drop in industry-financed research after it began requiring that data in company-sponsored medical trials be independently verified by university researchers, a study has concluded. Read more...

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