University of Rochester

@Rochester -- Sept. 20, 2006


Wednesday's Forecast:
Showers, High: 60°

In Today's Issue

  • Reading by Renowned Poet
  • Camera Pill Aids Specialists
  • Management Library Relocates
  • Events: Jim Boeheim, Karol's Magic
  • In the Headlines: Peters, Moss, McCann

News and Announcements

Renowned Poet Vijay Seshadri Will Read on Campus
Poet Vijay Seshadri, a winner of the James Laughlin Award, will give a reading at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, in Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall as part of the Plutzik Series.

New Camera Pill Offers Less Invasive Option to Endoscopy
A new camera-in-a-pill is helping specialists at Strong Memorial Hospital diagnose complications of liver disease without an invasive endoscope.

Management Library Relocates to Second Floor
The new Business & Government Information Library and Newspaper & Microform Center is now open on the second floor of Rush Rhees Library. Located just off the Great Hall, the remodeled space offers business and government information research assistance as well as high-tech equipment to view, print, and e-mail microform documents.


September 21
Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim will share his story of prostate cancer diagnosis and survival during a Men's Health Day event at the Medical Center.

September 22
Magician Jim Karol performs with Chris Chelko, a fellow professional magician. Discount for faculty, staff, and students. Strong Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (September 19)
Death of Ann Richards Stirs Debate About Esophageal-Cancer Screening
Jeffrey Peters, professor of surgery and oncology, advocates for early screening of those at high risk for esophageal cancer. "The principle is clear—the earlier you pick up a cancer, the more likely you are to cure it. There's very little debate about that." (Subscription required.)

Tri-Valley Herald (September 18)
Boys Fainting
"The passing-out spell is a warning sign," says Arthur Moss, professor of medicine and director of the Heart Research Follow-up Program, who is author of a new study that suggests young people between the ages of 10 to 20 years old, particularly boys, who have had fainting spells should be screened for a rare heart condition that can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death.

WebMD (September 18)
Can Lab Test Tarot Predict Death?
"We will see a lot in next five to 10 years that will help us tailor treatments to individual patients," says Robert McCann, professor of medicine, about new research that indicates certain combinations of common lab test results predict death in healthy people over 70.

In Higher Education

Chicago Tribune (September 16)
Developers Majoring in University Housing
"Colleges partner with private developers to build residences fit for today's freshmen."

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