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University of Rochester News (July 21, 2008) 07/21/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: July 21, 2008

@Rochester: July 21, 2008

Today's Forecast: Scattered Thunderstorms, High 78°

Tomorrow: Isolated Thunderstorms, High 83°

In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Find Better Way to Identify Melanoma
  • Cancer Screening Services Expand
  • Students Merge Science, Literacy at Get Real! Camp
  • Event Highlight: Hopeman Memorial Carillon Recital
  • Rochester in the News: Valeria-Sinclair Chapman on Minority Communities and Political Authority
  • Inside Higher Ed: A Federal Idea…Well-Received?!

News and Announcements

Researchers Find Better Way to Identify Melanoma

Medical Center researchers found a new protein produced excessively in malignant melanoma, a discovery that is particularly relevant as skin cancer rates climb dramatically among young women. Read more...

Cancer Screening Services Expand

The Health Partnership of Monroe County, a program of the Center for Community Health at the Medical Center, has expanded its free cancer screenings for women and men and now offers coverage for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. Read more...

Students Merge Science, Literacy at Get Real! Camp

Thirty-five middle school students from Rochester's Freedom School will conduct hands-on science investigations of water at Ontario Beach. The Get Real! Science Action Camp was created by April Luehmann, assistant professor at the Warner School, and will be guided by 14 Warner School graduate students. Read more...


Monday, July 21

Hopeman Memorial Carillon Recital: Eastman Quadrangle. 7:00 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (July 18 )

"Paterson Makes Pitch for Obama"

In an article on Governor David Paterson's address at the national NAACP conference, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, assistant professor of political science, comments on Paterson's political ascendancy and that of Barack Obama. "We are seeing a new kind of black politician, and we are seeing a change in the country, but this is unfamiliar territory," she says. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (July 18)

"A Federal Idea. . . Well-Received?!"

“Thursday, [Under Secretary of Education Sara Martinez] Tucker opened the two-day [higher education] summit of 150 college leaders, state officials, policy experts and others not with a low-key tinker but with a sweeping proposal to restructure the system for awarding federal financial aid….” Read more...

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