University of Rochester

@Rochester — Aug. 30, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 78°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 75°

In Today's Issue

  • New E-newsletter for Undergraduates
  • Men's Health Day
  • Childbirth Simulator at Strong
  • Event Highlight: Orchestra Auditions
  • Sports Buzz: Soccer, Football
  • Rochester in the News: J.J. Ifthikharuddin and Ruth Anne Queenan Help Pregnant Mom Survive Cancer, Use of Software Developed by Math Professors Growing
  • In Higher Ed: E-Tests Curb Cheating, Save Time

News and Announcements

University Launches New E-newsletter for Undergraduates
All undergraduates in the College and at the Eastman School will receive their first issue of Weekly Buzz on Sunday, Sept. 2. The weekly e-newsletter, published by the University Communications Office, will include news, announcements, reminders, event highlights, sports schedules, and more. Submissions for the first issue are due by noon on Friday, Aug. 31. Send them to or use the submission form at   

Healthy Aging, Prostate Cancer Education Event Sept. 21
Men concerned about prostate cancer and healthy aging can learn about treatment and prevention techniques during Men's Health Day, Sept. 21, at the Medical Center.    Read more...

Birth Center Team Learns from Simulator
Noelle, a computerized maternal and neonatal birthing simulator, is helping hospital staff at Strong provide optimal care for mothers and their newborns during childbirth. View a Channel 10 News video on Noelle.    Read more...


Aug. 30
Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra Auditions: Experienced musicians and students are welcome. For more information, call 275-2828. Strong Auditorium. Noon to 2 p.m. for Symphony Orchestra. 1 to 4 p.m. for Wind Symphony.  

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Sports Buzz

Soccer: The Flower City Soccer Tournament at Fauver Stadium is this weekend with the men's soccer team playing Cortland on Friday night and Oswego on Sunday afternoon. The women's soccer team travels to Kenyon for a game on Saturday afternoon.

Football: The Yellowjackets open their season at home against Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday at noon.

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Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Aug. 29)
"Giving Birth to Hope"
J.J. Ifthikharuddin, assistant professor of hematology and oncology at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, and Ruth Anne Queenan, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, help a pregnant woman survive a rare form of breast cancer.    Read more...

The Journal, California (Aug. 28)
"WeBWorK Ramps Up Online Homework Tool"
WeBWorK, an open-source and free Internet-based system developed by two University math professors, is now used at more than 100 institutions.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Aug. 28)
"In Support of the E-Test"
A new study reports that giving electronic tests can reduce cheating and save faculty time.   Read more...

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