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@Rochester — April 27, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Thunderstorms, High 69°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 55°

In Today's Issue

  • Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
  • Quartet Previews Kennedy Center Concert
  • Pain Medications and Alzheimer's
  • Gurnett Honored by WHAM
  • Television Show Developed by Medical Students Premieres
  • 2007 Student Life Awards
  • Event Highlight: Time Reversal Talk
  • Rochester in the News: Michael Perlis on the Benefits of Sleep, Banner for Virginia Tech
  • In Higher Ed: Why Grads Throw Things in the Air at Commencement

News and Announcements

Senior Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Graduating senior Ayman Bekdash has been named a 2007-08 Fulbright Scholar. Bekdash will spend the academic year in Jordan pursuing a research project examining the opinions of secondary school students on the democratization process in their country.    Read more...

ViM Saxophone Quartet Previews its Upcoming Kennedy Center Concert
ViM Saxophone Quartet, an award-winning Eastman student group, is traveling to Washington, D.C., to perform at the Kennedy Center in late May. To celebrate, the group will give a "send-off" performance on Monday, April 30, as part of an Eastman Chamber Music Honors Concert that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.    Read more...

Early Results Indicate Pain Medications Don't Prevent Alzheimer's
Neither the over-the-counter pain medication naproxen nor the prescription pain reliever celecoxib appears to help prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to the early results of a study conducted in part at the Medical Center.   Read more...

Gurnett Honored by WHAM
Terry Gurnett, the longtime head coach of the women's soccer team, is the inaugural winner of the WHAM College Coaching Excellence Award.   Read more...

Television Show Developed by Medical Students Premieres
The premiere of Strong Stories, a new television show developed by School of Medicine and Dentistry students and supervised by faculty, will be held Tuesday, May 1, in the Class of 1962 Auditorium in the Kornberg Medical Research Building.   Read more...

Winners Announced for the 2007 Student Life Awards
The Rochester Center for Community Leadership has announced this year's winners of the Student Life Awards. The annual honors recognize undergraduate students and organizations that have made significant contributions to campus life.    Read more...


April 27
History and Philosophy of Physics: "Two Views on Time Reversal." Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. 3:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Forbes (April 25)
"Good Sleep Wakes Up Memory"
"Proper sleep may have other benefits, too, added Michael Perlis, director of the Sleep Research Laboratory at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. Research has shown that in addition to memory, sleep may be related to physical functioning, good immune function, physical and cognitive performance, and mood regulation, he said."   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (April 26)
"UR reaches out to Va. Tech"
"'I think it's great we're doing something tangible to show support,' said Charlie Fountaine, a junior English major from outside Philadelphia, after signing his name. 'I'm pretty proud I can put my name on it.'"   Read more...

In Higher Education

The New York Times (April 22)
"Commencement: What's in the Air at Graduation?"
"In 1912, for the first time, midshipmen graduating from the United States Naval Academy were awarded officers' hats at commencement. No longer in need of their midshipmen caps, they spontaneously lobbed them into the air. Graduates—military and otherwise—have engaged in mass captosses ever since."   Read more...

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