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@Rochester — April 3, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Mostly Cloudy, High 64°
Tomorrow: Thunderstorms, High 54°

In Today's Issue

  • Survey Examines Teens' Access to Health Care
  • Professor's Book on Mexican Culture Cited by Publishers' Group
  • Senior Studio Arts Majors Present Their Exhibitions
  • Free Smoking Cessation Program
  • Students' Association Convention 2007
  • Event Highlight: Creative Resilience and Aging—Duke Ellington
  • Rochester in the News: Ruth Lawrence on Breastfeeding, Paul Tankel and Gerald Abt '08 on Green Building Design
  • In Higher Ed: Hiring Lenders to Field Financial Aid Questions

News and Announcements

Survey Finds Teens Get Needed Access to Care with State Health Insurance
When given health insurance through the state children's health insurance program, teens see their doctors more often, racial disparities are eliminated, and more preventive care is received, according to a Medical Center survey study.   Read more...

Book on Complexity of Mexican Cultural Modernity Cited by Publishers' Group
Mexico's Ruins: Juan García Ponce and the Writing of Modernity, by Associate Professor Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández, has been designated a "Book of Note" by the American Association of University Presses.   Read more...

Senior Studio Arts Majors Present Their Exhibitions
The works of graduating studio arts majors from the Department of Art and Art History are currently on display in the Gallery at the Art and Music Library and at the AsIs gallery at Sage Art Center on the River Campus. The exhibits will continue through May 14, and admission to both galleries is free and open to the public.   Read more...

Free Smoking Cessation Program for Employees, Spouses
Well-U is offering a free smoking cessation program to University employees and their spouses. Quitting Time Smoking offers proven techniques to successfully quit smoking for life. The next session starts on Wednesday, April 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Medical Center and continues for six consecutive Wednesdays through May 23. Register online at www.rochester.edu/well-u or by phone at 273-5240.   

Students' Association Convention 2007
The Students' Association Government is hosting Convention 2007 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, in Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons. Candidates for president, vice president, and senate will meet with constituents and discuss the upcoming elections. A presidential and vice presidential debate follows at 7:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. Both events are open to students, faculty, and staff. For more information, e-mail sapres@mail.rochester.edu or call 275-2908.   

Events

April 4
Creative Resilience and Aging: Duke Ellington: Ryan Case Method Auditorium Room (1-9576), Medical Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m.  

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

Boston Globe (March 31)
"Supply and Demand"
Ruth Lawrence, professor of pediatrics, comments on the increasing number of mothers who are breastfeeding children beyond the 18-month mark. "This is not a cult," she says. "It's about education and learning that the benefits persist."   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (April 2)
"Colleges Build for a Greener Tomorrow"
University architect Paul Tankel and Gerald Abt '08 discuss the growth of green building designs on college campuses, as illustrated by Goergen Hall, a new building on the River Campus.   Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (March 29)
"Colleges Hiring Lenders to Field Queries on Aid"
"Students who call colleges with financial aid questions sometimes end up talking to employees of loan companies."   Read more...

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