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@Rochester — April 17, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Rain and Snow Mix, High 39°
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In Today's Issue

  • Coping with Work and Family Stress
  • Create an Investment Plan for Retirement
  • Walter Hendl Dies at 90
  • Testing Alternate Ways to Produce Flu Vaccine
  • New Book about Poetry in America
  • Psychologist Talks about Treating Soldiers with PTSD
  • Warner School Admissions Information Session
  • Event Highlight: Reading by James Longenbach
  • Rochester in the News: Caroline Breese Hall on Cervical Cancer Vaccine, Jill Halterman on Treating Childhood Asthma
  • In Higher Ed: Future of Undergraduate Education

News and Announcements

Series Focuses on Work and Family Stress
Well-U is once again offering the Coping with Work and Family Stress program starting April 25 and continuing for seven consecutive Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Clinton Crossings complex (2400 S. Clinton Avenue, Bldg H). Registration is open to all University employees and is available online or by calling 273-5240.   Read more...

Sessions Offer Tips on Investing for Retirement
The Benefits Office is offering a workshop series on April 18 and April 19 titled "Create Your Investment Plan." Presented by Vanguard, the workshops will cover how to identify investment goals and time horizons, how much to save for retirement, and how to select the right investment mix.    Read more...

A Tribute to the Former Eastman School Director Walter Hendl
Walter Hendl, the distinguished American conductor and director of the Eastman School of Music from 1964 to 1972, died on April 9 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was 90 years old and suffered from lung and heart disease.   Read more...

Bypassing Eggs, Flu Vaccine Grown in Insect Cells Shows Promise
An experimental flu vaccine made in insect cells—not in eggs, where flu vaccines currently available in the United States are grown—is safe and as effective as conventional vaccines in protecting people against the flu, according to results of a Medical Center study published in the April 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.   Read more...

Book Explores How Readers Encountered Poetry as a Lived Experience
Poems have woven their way into American life over the decades, making appearances at weddings, funerals, around the campfire, and in the classroom. In her new book, Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America, Joan Shelley Rubin, professor of history, investigates how those everyday settings added new dimensions to the verse.   Read more...

Psychologist Will Discuss Stress Disorder and Soldiers in Iraq
Clinical psychologist Katherine T. Platoni, who is a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Service Corps, will discuss her experiences treating soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder during active combat in Iraq on Thursday, April 26, at the Medical Center.   Read more...

Warner School Admissions Information Session for University Employees
Learn more about programs offered by the Warner School at an information session on April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. RSVP to or 275-3950.   Read more...


April 17
Plutzik Reading by James Longenbach: Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. 8 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Houston Chronicle (April 15)
"No Reason to Rush on Vaccine"
"Those who are well-informed with good families, parents involved with their children, will go ahead," says Caroline Breese Hall, professor of pediatrics, about the new HPV vaccine. "Those who are not as well informed or involved in the care of their children will not get the vaccine."   Read more...

Indianapolis Star, Indiana (April 15)
"Asthma Treatment Turns to Day-to-Day Care"
Jill Halterman, associate professor of pediatrics, comments on Federal guidelines expected this summer for monitoring and treating childhood asthma.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 16)
"Anxiety, Values and Undergrad Education"
"Presidents and professors gather to consider and share deep worries about who goes to college and what happens to them there."   Read more...

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