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@Rochester -- Sept. 27, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Breast Cancer Research
  • Eastman Wind Ensemble
  • Women's Equality
  • Web Site for Residents
  • Events: Retirement Workshop, Robert Kennedy Jr.
  • In the Headlines: Pichichero, Zupan

News and Announcements

Risk Factors Linked to Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery
A woman’s young age, extensive surgery, and whether she suffered severe, post-operative pain are risk factors for developing chronic pain after breast cancer surgery, a University study has found.

Eastman Wind Ensemble Kicks Off Season with 'New' Classics
The Eastman Wind Ensemble, led by Mark Davis Scatterday, continues its tradition of adventuresome programming with a concert of new “classics” on Friday, September 29, at 8 p.m. in the Eastman Theatre.

Forum Examines 21st Century Barriers to Women's Equality
Award-winning ABC news correspondent Lynn Sherr will discuss the challenges she faced as a woman in television during the 1960s and 1970s as part of this year's Stanton/Anthony Conversations, a series of annual forums on issues of women's rights.

New Medical Center Residency Web Site Launched
Prospective medical residents are seeing a new side to the Medical Center with the introduction of a comprehensive Graduate Medical Education Web site.


September 27
This information session is designed for faculty and staff eligible to participate in the University’s retirement program and for those who are new to investing or who want to review their current investment strategy. River Campus, HR Wallis Conference Room, G-12, noon to 1 p.m.

September 28
Robert Kennedy Jr., one of the country’s top environmental lawyers and advocates, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Strong Auditorium. Tickets available at the Common Market in Wilson Commons.

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

Rochester in the News

Newsweek (September 26)
New Vaccine Would Target Ear, Sinus Infections
“We are now in an era where we look to vaccines that make life better,” says Michael Pichichero, professor of microbiology, immunology, pediatrics, and medicine, who is leading trials of a new vaccine that targets childhood ear and sinus infections and some cases of bronchitis in adults. (Also reported by the Washington Post and Reuters.)

Democrat and Chronicle (September 26)
Simon Students Script a New Credo
Simon School Dean Mark Zupan talks about the school's new credo, which was crafted by students. It outlines a code of conduct that all Simon students pledge to follow

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (September 26)
The Spellings Plan
"Education Secretary Margaret Spellings plans a many faceted campaign to carry out the recommendations of her Commission on the Future of Higher Education, including providing matching funds to colleges and states that collect and publicly report how well their students learn, building a 'privacy protected' database of college students’ academic records, and streamlining the process of applying for federal student aid."

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