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@Rochester -- Dec. 15, 2006

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Friday's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High: 48°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High: 50°

In Today's Issue

  • CD Features Midnight Ramblers
  • Caring for Patients with Limited English
  • Last Call: My America
  • Events: International Theatre Program, Eastman Repertory Singers
  • In the Headlines: Treanor on FluMist, Linebarger on Long Hours for Young Doctors

News and Announcements

University Group Featured on International A Cappella CD
The Midnight Ramblers, an all-male a cappella group at the University, is one of 18 groups featured on the international a cappella compilation album titled Sing Three.

Medical Center to Participate in Initiative to Help Hospitals Better Communicate with Patients who Speak Limited English
Strong Memorial Hospital has been selected as one of 10 hospitals nationwide to participate in Speaking Together: National Language Services Network, a national program to improve the quality of health care provided to patients with limited English proficiency.

Last Call for My America
Don't miss the final days of My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection, 1900-1955 at the Memorial Art Gallery through December 24.

Events

December 15 and 16
International Theatre Program: Eurydice. Tickets required. Todd Theater, 8 p.m.

December 18
Eastman Repertory Singers: Irina Georgieva and Jill Long, conductors. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, Warner School, School of Nursing, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

ABC News (December 13)
Study: Flu Shots Better Than FluMist
John Treanor, professor of medicine, comments on a new study comparing the effectiveness of FluMist with conventional flu shots: "This study suggests that maybe it doesn't really offer any specific benefit beyond what you would get from just a regular flu shot, and under certain circumstances, it may not be quite as good." (Also reported by the Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, and others.)

NPR: Talk of the Nation (December 13)
When Doctors Don't Sleep
Jennifer Linebarger, a pediatric resident at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, joins a discussion about sleep and patient care in light of recent efforts by hospitals to limit the hours of young doctors and a new study that suggests many still struggle to manage long work schedules.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (December 14)
In College, You Can Go Home Again and Again
"The empty nest isn’t what it used to be or what many parents expected it would be when they left their children at college, driving away while trying to stifle their sobs. With religious and national holidays, family celebrations and the October break, many college student—or at least those within several hours of their old bedrooms—seem to be home almost as much as they’re away."

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