University of Rochester

@Rochester: Nov. 3, 2006

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Friday’s Forecast:
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Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High: 45°

In Today’s Issue

  • Antacids vs. Gingivitis, New Treatment for Stroke, Memorial Service for Doctoral Candidate, New Anti-Virus Software
  • Events: Midnight Ramblers, Vein Screening, Simon Preview Day
  • In the Headlines: Domestic Studies, Oppositional Defiance Disorder

News and Announcements

Common Antacids Could Help Keep Gingivitis at Bay
Chemicals commonly used to treat heartburn also display fighting power against the oral bacteria linked with gum disease, according to a study published in November’s Archives of Oral Biology by researchers at the Medical Center and Sweden’s Göteborg University.

Doctors Launch New Effort to Treat Stroke More Effectively
Doctors and scientists from the Medical Center have approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and $3.4 million in funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to begin testing a potential new treatment in people who have suffered a stroke.

Service for Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Set
A memorial service for Patrick Connelly, a doctoral student who had successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in biomedical engineering last month, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, November 6, in the Interfaith Chapel. Connelly died October 24 at the age of 39.

Warner School’s Urban Education Series Opens
Miriam Ehtesham and Henry Padron, two bilingual teachers in the Rochester City School District, will describe original approaches to teaching students who are immigrants and refugees at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons.

Eastman Celebrates Vocal Stars
The sweet sounds of the human voice will ring through the halls of the Eastman School from November 17 to 19, with three back-to-back events featuring the Eastman Chorale, the Friends of Eastman Opera Sixth Annual Voice Competition, and a recital by the world-renowned RIAS Kammerchor Berlin.

Undergraduate Student Art Wanted
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies is seeking artwork from interested undergraduates for the annual “(en)GENDERED: Identity, Gender, and Art” exhibition.

ITS Switches to New Anti-Virus Software
Campus computer users have a new weapon to protect their technology from viruses, worms, and other Internet malware, thanks to a five-year University-wide site license with Sophos Anti-Virus software negotiated through Information Technology Services (ITS). Sophos replaces TrendMicro, the University’s previous anti-virus software.


November 4
“Midnight Ramblers Horror Show”: The concert is cosponsored by Unite for Sight, a service organization that provides free eye clinics in communities around the world, 8 p.m., Strong Auditorium.

November 4
National Venous Screening Day: University Vein Care Specialists will hold a free screening clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2400 South Clinton Ave., Clinton Crossings Building H, Suite 135. Appointments are required. Call 341-7020.

November 10
Preview Day: Rochester undergraduates interested in pursuing an M.B.A. or a master’s degree in business are invited to attend the Simon School’s Undergraduate Preview Day.

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

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (November 2)
Task Masters: All the Dirt on Housekeeping
A story on the launch of Martha Stewart’s new “homekeeping handbook” cites the work of two experts with Rochester ties. The story compares the book to Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, a 1999 bestseller by Cheryl Neel Mendelson ’73 (PhD). And the article cites research on domestic studies undertaken by Mark Aguiar, associate professor of economics at Rochester, and his coauthor, Erik Hurst of the University of Chicago.

Democrat and Chronicle (November 2)
Family Counsel: Defiant children
Dan DeMarle ’05W (PhD), an associate in the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Pediatrics, discusses children with oppositional defiant disorder in a guest essay.

In Higher Education

New York Times (November 2)
Group of University Researchers to Make Web Science a Field of Study
“The Web has become such a force in commerce and culture that a group of leading university researchers now deems it worthy of its own field of study.”

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