University News: September 6, 2006
WEDNESDAY'S FORECAST: Scattered T-Storms, High: 70°
Therapy May Affect Hearing
Weekend: September 8 to 10
- Students Benefit
from Career Center Stipends
- Meehan, Noted
Professor of Russian History, Dies
- Chorus Anyone?
Schedule an Audition
- Dining Posts
- Courage Bowl
Tickets Available Now
- Get Tips on
Managing E-mail, Staying Productive
- Def Jam Founder
Russell Simmons Visits September 13
- In the Headlines:
Frisina, Niemi, Looney, and Wilson Day
Therapy Hurts Hearing, Study Finds
Women who take the most common form of hormone-replacement therapy have
a hearing loss of 10 to 30 percent more compared to similar women who
have not had the therapy, according to a study led by Robert Frisina,
professor of otolaryngology. (See links to national news coverage below.)
Weekend Features Comedy, Music, More
Comedy by Sarah Silverman, a free concert by the Spin Doctors, sporting
events, and a luau tailgate party outside Wilson Commons—those
are some of the events planned for Yellowjacket Weekend, September 8
Center Stipends Ease the Sting of Unpaid Internships
Volunteer or low-paid internships weren't a barrier for more than 80
University undergraduates who wanted challenging summer experiences
but felt the pressure to make money for college expenses this fall.
The College Career Center dipped into a generous pool of funds provided
by alumni and other donors—this year's Reach Internship Funds
totaled $90,000—for students picked to work at local, national,
and international sites in offices, African villages, medical centers,
and Washington think-tanks.
Meehan, Noted Professor of Russian History, Dies
Brenda Meehan, professor emerita of history and of religion and an internationally
regarded scholar of Russian history, died August 27 in Rochester. She
Open for Eastman-Rochester Chorus
Auditions for the Eastman-Rochester
Chorus are being held by appointment. There are openings for
all voice parts. No prepared solo is required. Tuesday rehearsals run
from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. beginning September 12. For more information
or for an appointment, call x4-1444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's Happening in Dining Services This Month
A Dining Services calendar of events is available online. Some highlights
include Java City Mug Refill Day on September 11 and Wilson Commons
Wednesday "CaribFest" on September 13.
Bowl Tickets Available Now
Advance sale tickets are available for Saturday’s football game
against St. John Fisher College. Faculty and staff can pick up two free
admission tickets per person with a valid University ID.
Ann Michael Henry, organization and productivity consultant, discusses
how to properly manage e-mail and stay productive. Health Bites talks
are free to University employees. Registration recommended. Call 475-0432.
Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 3-6408 (K307), noon to 1 p.m.
Def Jam record founder Russell Simmons will discuss entrepreneurship
and his own role as a businessman during an appearance at 9 p.m. in
Strong Auditorium. Tickets are on sale in the Common Market.
For more event listings,
see these calendars: Currents,
Center, and Memorial
IN THE NEWS
CBS News (September
Therapy May Damage Hearing
"We feel this should be added to the list of possible side effects,
so when a woman and her doctor make their decision she can weigh this,"
says Robert Frisina, professor of otolaryngology and lead author of
a new study on hormone-replacement therapy's effects on hearing. (Also
reported by BBC
Angeles Times, Boston
Globe, and many others.)
Ed (September 5)
So Hard to Vote?
The report cites a new survey by Richard Niemi, Don Alonzo Watson Professor
of Political Science, and Michael Hanmer of Georgetown University that
indicates few college-age voters had difficulty registering for the
2004 elections and most prefer to register in their hometowns.
Injection Cuts Arthritis Inflammation
John Looney, associate professor of medicine, comments on new research
that suggests the central nervous system can be manipulated to treat
diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
and Chronicle (September 5)
Frosh Earn A-Pluses in 'Volunteerism 101'
Freshmen share their perspectives on Wilson Day, a community service
tradition for incoming students now in its 18th year. This year students
spent a very rainy September 2 pitching in at local agencies and schools
Prices of College Textbooks Get Lawmakers' Attention
"So far this year, at least 18 states have considered more than
30 pieces of legislation aimed at bringing down book costs for college
students, according to the National Association of College Stores."
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