University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Sept. 14, 2006


Thursday's Forecast:
Showers, High: 70°

In Today's Issue

  • WXXI/WRUR Partnership Expands
  • Clues to Sudden Cardiac Death in Teens
  • Volunteers Needed for HIV Studies
  • Events: Club Rochester, DJ Whoo Kid, Men's Health Day
  • Sports Buzz: Upcoming Schedule
  • In the Headlines: Carpenter, Orr

News and Announcements

WXXI and WRUR Expand Broadcast Partnership
An expanded broadcast partnership between WXXI Public Broadcasting Council and WRUR at the University will enlarge the broadcast audience, give listeners more options, and offer University students new learning opportunities.

Study Provides Clues to Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death in Teens
New research suggests fainting during childhood and whether a teen is going through the male or female changes of puberty are among the factors that predict whether a genetic defect will suddenly stop the teen’s heartbeat. The study, whose authors include Arthur Moss, professor of medicine, was published in the September 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Volunteers Needed for Local HIV Vaccine Studies
Participants are needed for HIV vaccine research studies being conducted at the Medical Center. Participants must be HIV-negative and between the ages of 18 to 50. Volunteers are paid an average of $750. HIV vaccines are synthetic, so it is impossible to get HIV from the vaccine by taking part in the studies. To learn more, call the Vaccine Trials Unit at (585) 756-2DAY (756-2329) or visit


September 15
Club Rochester, a monthly happy hour event for faculty, staff, and students, celebrates the new academic year. Free appetizers and reasonably priced beverages are available from 4 to 6 p.m. in Salon D of The Meliora. (No Web link available.)

September 16
UR Hip Hop and UR Concerts presents DJ Whoo Kid from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Douglass Dining Center in the Frederick Douglass Building. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons.

September 21
Urologists at Strong Memorial Hospital will offer an insider’s view of treatments for prostate cancer for men concerned about the common and deadly disease during a Men’s Health Day event in the Class of ‘62 Auditorium at the Medical Center.

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

Sports Buzz

Upcoming Home Games:

September 16
Football, noon

Women's Soccer, 4:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer, 7 p.m.

September 17
Field Hockey, 1 p.m.

September 19
Women's Soccer, 4:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer, 7 p.m.
Volleyball, 7 p.m.

(View a complete schedule.)

Rochester in the News

Forbes (September 12)
Getting Connected
Emily Teeple Carpenter, associate director of the College Career Center, says she uses Vault, an online networking site that offers insider details about companies, with her students to help them get a sense of a company's culture.

The New York Review of Books (September 21 issue)
Talking Genes
The essay by H. Allen Orr, professor of biology, reviews Nicholas Wade's
controversial new book about human evolution titled Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors.

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (September 13)
Diversity Up for Grad Students
"The enrollment of graduate students increased by 2 percent—to more than 1.5 million—from 2004 to 2005, according to a report released [September 13] by the Council of Graduate Schools."

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