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Rochester Buzz :: June 2012
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NEWS | July 2012

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Homing in on an Elusive Subatomic Particle
Rochester faculty members Carl Hagen, Regina Demina, Ari Bodek, and other Rochester scientists played key roles in work that this summer resulted in the discovery of a subatomic particle believed to be the elusive Higgs boson


Building Begins
Construction is set to begin on Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation


Rolling for 50 Years
video icon The BBC talks rock-and-roll history with Rochester’s John Covach


Voyage of Voyager
Astrophysicist Adam Frank reflects on a 35-year journey: New York Times


This Is Your Brain
video icon Daphne Bavelier delivers a TEDx talk on video games and cognitive science


Medical Affiliations
The Medical Center signs an affiliation agreement with upstate’s Thompson Health


Olympic Advertising
Get a sneak peek at the Medical Center’s new advertising campaign, launching during the Olympics


Bridge Opens
video icon A former railroad bridge is now part of a trail system that connects the River Campus to Rochester


Named Professors
Celebrating two new professorships—one in biology (above) and one in pulmonary medicine



Where’s Your Hat?
What are the practical applications of a mathematical “invisibility hat”?

Huntington’s Hint
Study hints at the potential of an antioxidant compound to slow a debilitating disease

Prostate Cancer
A protein’s role may be key to treating prostate cancer

Behavior Analysis
New program aims to help understand and treat autism



Gil Evans Project
video icon Trove of work by jazz composer comes to life with Eastman ensemble

Author, Author!
Annual event honors faculty and staff who have published books and other materials

Piano Competition
Young pianists from around the world bring their talents to Eastman

Film Finalist
A film by high school girls in a Warner School program is set for screening



Simon Gifts
Simon alumni pledge four major gifts totaling $7 million in support of The Meliora Challenge

Where’s Rocky?
Share your photos of the University mascot

Are You LinkedIn?
Alumni Relations offers a free webinar on the business-focused social network, Aug. 3

Student Incubator
A new High Tech Rochester space focuses on student-created businesses



Meliora Weekend
Sign up for the lottery for tickets to attend the keynote lecture by Barbara Walters. The lottery is open until noon (Eastern time) Aug. 1


Drew U, Aug. 16
Professor Russell Peck introduces alumni to a performance of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Rochester, Aug. 18
The Gandhi Institute hosts a presentation on “restorative circles”



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