University of Rochester

@Rochester: Nov. 2, 2006

partly cloudy

Thursday’s Forecast:
Showers, High: 45°
Tomorrow: Rain/snow showers, High: 43°

In Today’s Issue

  • Promising AIDS Research, Hosting International Students
  • Events: Flu Shots, Cancer Talk, Eastman at Washington Square
  • Sports Buzz: Football, Soccer Eye Playoff Chances
  • In the Headlines: Bell on Online Search Skills, Lawrence on Breastfeeding

News and Announcements

Study Holds Promise for New Way to Fight Aids
In a study published Wednesday in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team of Medical Center researchers provide the first look at the structure of an enzyme that seems to help some HIV-infected patients naturally defeat a virus that otherwise overwhelms the immune system.

A Seat at Your Table?
The Rochester International Council is looking for volunteers to host international University students in their homes for Thanksgiving. For more information, e-mail or call 275-8779.


November 2
“Surviving Oral, Head, & Neck Cancers”: Radiation oncologist Michael Milano leads a discussion on the lasting effects of treatment for oral, head, and neck cancers, 4 p.m., Wilmot Cancer Center.

November 2
Eastman at Washington Square: Pianists from the studio of Natalya Antonova, professor of piano, celebrate Mozart’s 250th anniversary year, 12:15 to 1 p.m., First Universalist Church.

November 2
“Understanding the University’s Retirement Program,” including “Fundamentals of Investing,” 1 p.m., Room G-12 Wallis Hall.

November 3
“Promoting College Students’ Intellectual Development”: The College Workshop Project presents a panel discussion, 3:30 p.m., Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall.

November 3
Flu Shots for Employees: 10 a.m. to noon, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics; 1 to 3 p.m., Havens Lounge, Wilson Commons. Flu Shots for Students: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gowen Room of Wilson Commons.

November 3
Dance: Lani Fand Weissbach demonstrates the contemporary modern dance form “butoh,” 7 p.m., Spurrier Gymnasium.

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

Sports Buzz

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Saturday marks Senior Day at home for members of the Class of 2007 in three sports:

Football: The Yellowjackets close their home season against RPI at noon. If the Yellowjackets win, they go to Hobart November 11 with a chance to earn a postseason bid.

Women’s Soccer: The Yellowjackets are vying for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs. Currently ranked 7th in the coaches’ poll, the women close out the regular season vs. Case Western Reserve at 5 p.m.

Men’s Soccer: The men have an outside shot at the NCAA Division III tournament but have to win against 15th-ranked Case Western Reserve at 7:30 p.m.

Rochester in the News

Library Journal (November 1)
Under the Online Hood
Suzanne Bell, an economics and data librarian in the Rush Rhees Library Reference Department, talks about her book, The Librarian’s Guide to Online Searching, in a story on resources to help students and others learn how to search for information stored online in a variety of systems. “Even though students are often expert end users, they don’t know about the underpinnings or any ‘higher functions’ in terms of searching,” Bell says.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette (October 31)
Bottle vs. Breastfeeding: Cultural Confusion Engulfs Moms No Matter Which Method Is Used
Ruth Lawrence, director of the Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Study Center, comments in a story on trends among new mothers who breastfeed. “You don’t necessarily need a doctor to help you,” Lawrence says. “You need someone who actually knows how to do it and can show you.”

Democrat and Chronicle (November 1)
Local Incumbents Greatly Outspending Challengers
David Primo, assistant professor of political science, talks about the disparity between incumbents seeking re-election and challengers in a story on state campaign financing. “It’s very difficult for a candidate who is not self-financed to raise enough money and get their name out there and have a chance of winning,” Primo says.

In Higher Education

Newsweek (November 6 issue)
Extreme Makeovers
“Not long ago, women’s colleges like Mary Baldwin seemed destined for extinction. . . . But in order to survive in a coed world, schools like Mary Baldwin, Sweet Briar College and Hollins University have had to reinvent themselves.”

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