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@Rochester — April 19, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Special Message: Services for Shamar Patterson
  • Professor Reads from Anthology on WXXI
  • University Celebrates Earth Day
  • Students Honor Four Professors with Teaching Awards
  • Why Bladder Cancer Hits More Men
  • Two Employees Highlighted as 'Women to Watch'
  • Event Highlight: Neilly Series Lecture with Lynn Freed
  • Sports Buzz: Lacrosse, Tennis, Golf
  • Rochester in the News: Harry Reis on Loneliness
  • In Higher Ed: New Restrictions on Lenders

Special Message

Visiting Hours Announced for Shamar Patterson
Visiting hours to remember Shamar Patterson, the grandson of Douglass Dining Center employee Myrna Patterson, will be held Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the D.M. Williams Funeral Home, 765 Elmgrove Road, Gates. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, but a time and location have not been announced. Shamar, 16, was a junior at Gates Chili High School. He died over the weekend after being shot on April 11. A memorial fund in Shamar’s memory has been started at Canandaigua National Bank and Trust. Checks should be made out to “Scholarship Fund In Memory of Shamar” and can be deposited at any Canandaigua National Bank branch.

News and Announcements

Professor Reads from Poetry Anthology on WXXI Programs
In honor of national poetry month, Stephanie Brown Clark, assistant professor of medical humanities, and Peter Conners of BOA Editions will be on WXXI's weekly talk show CityWise discussing and reading from the anthology Body Language: Poems of the Medical Training Experience. The program can be seen on cable channel City 12 on Thursday, April 19, at 8 p.m.; Friday, April 20, at 9:30 a.m.; and Saturday, April 21, at 11:30 a.m. The poetry program can be seen on WXXI-TV CH. 21 on Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m. Also on Friday, Clark will discuss the book and read poems on the WXXI radio program Healthy Friday with Elissa Orlando beginning at noon.

University Celebrates Earth Day
Earth Day celebrations kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, with a clean-up of Genesee Valley Park and continue on the River Campus from noon to 4 p.m. with campus and community groups sharing information about local environmental efforts.   Read more...

Students Honor Four Professors with Teaching Awards
The Students’ Association presented its Professor of the Year awards this week during the 2007 Undergraduate Research Exhibition. The recipients, selected by student vote, are David Foster, adjunct professor of chemical engineering; Douglas Brooks, professor of religion and classics; Terry Platt, professor of biology; and Steven Landsburg, professor of economics.

Scientists Find One Reason Why Bladder Cancer Hits More Men
A recently published study by Medical Center scientists reveals one of the reasons why bladder cancer is much more prevalent in men than women and could open the door to new types of treatment.   Read more...

Two Employees Highlighted as 'Women to Watch'
The local magazine Her Rochester recently highlighted two University employees as "women to watch": Samantha Singhal, a project leader for University IT, and Deborah McDell, community programs and outreach initiatives coordinator at the Memorial Art Gallery.   Read more...


April 19
Neilly Series Lecture with Lynn Freed: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. 5 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Women's Lacrosse : The team can improve its chances for a first-ever Liberty League playoff berth if the Yellowjackets can sweep RPI and Vassar this weekend at Fauver Stadium. The Yellowjackets host RPI at 4 p.m. on Friday and Vassar at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Women's Tennis : The Yellowjackets compete at Case Western Reserve University in the UAA championships.

Golf: The golf team heads to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the UAA championships on Sunday and Monday.

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Rochester in the News

New York Sun (April 18)
"Loners Vs. Loneliness"
Professor of Psychology Harry Reis discusses the physical and mental effects of loneliness: "Loneliness is associated with just about everything bad," he says. "Lonely people die earlier, they have all sorts of problems. It's the no. 1 cause of suicide."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 18)
"U.S. Suspends Lender Access to Borrower Database"
"Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said late Tuesday that the Education Department would temporarily bar banks, guarantors and other student loan entities from using the National Student Loan Data System, amid charges that some of them have tapped into the database inappropriately to collect personal information about borrowers for marketing purposes."   Read more...

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