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University of Rochester News (Aug. 4, 2008) 08/04/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: Aug. 4, 2008

@Rochester: Aug. 4, 2008

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Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 85°

In Today's Issue

  • Parking Notice: Freshman Move-In Day
  • Renowned Immunologists Join Medical Center
  • Wilmot Cancer Center Seeks Volunteers for Special Events
  • Event Highlight: Hosting an Au Pair
  • Rochester in the News: Richard Eisenberg on Recent Advance in Solar Energy Storage
  • In Higher Education: Congress Passes Higher-Education Bill

News and Announcements

Parking Notice: Freshman Move-In Day

Freshmen are scheduled to arrive on campus and move-in to housing on Monday, August 25. This will have significant effect on traffic and parking. Valentine Lot, Park Lot, and Intercampus Lot will be reserved for freshmen and their families on August 25. Faculty and staff who regularly park in these lots will be relocated to the River Road Lot (shuttle service provided from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or the Wilson North Lot. (View parking maps.) For more information, call the River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983. 

Renowned Immunologists Join Medical Center

Frances Lund and Troy Randall, husband-and-wife scientists who are reshaping the frontiers of immunology, are among the first high-profile recruits to join the Medical Center as part of the school's new strategic plan. Read more...

Wilmot Cancer Center Seeks Volunteers for Special Events

The James P. Wilmot Cancer Center is recruiting volunteers to support its special events and fund-raisers during an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Read more...


Tuesday, August 5

Hosting an Au Pair—The Flexible Child Care Option: Part of the Summer Health Bites series. Medical Center. Noon to 1 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

New Scientist, United Kingdom (July 31)

"Electrode Lights the Way to Artificial Photosynthesis"

Richard Eisenberg, Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry, comments on work by an MIT chemist that could lead to efficient solar energy storage by splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen at room temperature using relatively little electricity. Eisenberg says the new technology solves only part of the water-splitting problem, although, he adds, achieving the first reaction alone is "an excellent development on a very difficult and keenly important problem." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Aug. 1)

"Long-Overdue Higher-Education Bill Is Close to Becoming Law"

"It took five years and 14 extensions, but Congress has finally cleared a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the major law governing federal student aid." Read more...

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