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In Today's Issue

  • Jonathan Mink Receives Award for Tourette Syndrome Work
  • Yellowjackets Named Scholar All-Americans
  • Scottsville Road Shuttle Will Not Operate Friday
  • Reminder: PumpPrimer Deadline Is Aug. 3 
  • Construction of New RTS Bus Shelters Begin Monday
  • Join the University Community at Pride Parade
  • @Rochester Returns Monday

News and Announcements

Jonathan Mink Receives Award for Tourette Syndrome Work
Jonathan Mink, the Frederick A. Horner M.D. Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurology, received the first Dr. Oliver Sacks Award for Excellence in Tourette Syndrome from the Tourette Association of America. Read more... 

Yellowjackets Named Scholar All-Americans
Eight women and two men from Rochester's swimming and diving team have been named Scholar All-Americans for their prowess in the pool and in the classroom. The women's team was also named as a Scholar All-America Team.

Scottsville Road Shuttle Will Not Operate Friday
The Scottsville Road Shuttle (Lot 24) will not operate Friday, July 3, because of the Fourth of July holiday. The shuttle will resume its normal operations Monday, July 6. Scottsville Road shuttle riders may park in Lot 3, Lot 8 (Medical Research Building) or the College Town Garage on Friday, July 3.

Reminder: PumpPrimer Deadline Is Aug. 3
PumpPrimer, an intramural funding program for Arts, Sciences & Engineering researchers, is accepting proposals for PumpPrimer II, which supports innovative and high-risk projects. To help faculty secure extramural funding for new research directions, the AS&E dean's office will provide funding for up to one year. Read more...

Construction of New RTS Bus Shelters Begins Monday
Construction on four new state-of-the-art RTS bus shelters at the Medical Center begins Monday, July 6. Two new shelters are also being added at College Town. The shelters will include digital displays, bike racks, Blue Light phones, video surveillance, seating, and heating. Read more...

Join the University Community at Pride Parade
The Susan B. Anthony Center and Pride Alliance invite the University community to walk in the Rochester Pride Parade on Saturday, July 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet at noon at Buckingham and Argyle Streets, off Park Avenue. RSVP with your shirt size to and receive a free T-shirt. Read more...

@Rochester Returns Monday
There will be no @Rochester tomorrow in observance of Independence Day. The newsletter returns Monday, July 6. Check out the University homepage this weekend for a special holiday theme.

July 2, 2015

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Today's Event Highlight
Around the World in Four Collections: Travel Journals, Letters, and Photographs, 1870-1940
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library

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Rochester in the News
USA Today (June 30)
Classical Musicians Sing Employment Blues
The music education world is increasingly talking in business terms with its students, with more courses and offerings aimed at helping students better master the commerce side of musical life. "There's never been a time in history when musicians graduated from music schools and there are just jobs 'o plenty waiting for them," says Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messenger Dean of the Eastman School of Music. "Music is a competitive profession. It's always been a competitive profession."

NPR (June 30)
Science and the Agony of Ignorance
"What do you do about the answers that lie beyond your reach?" asks Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy in his consideration of NASA's discovery of mysterious bright spots on Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt.

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