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@Rochester — Dec. 13, 2007


Today's Forecast:
PM Snow, High 30°
Tomorrow: Snow Showers, High 34°

In Today's Issue

  • Claudia Schaefer Named Rush Rhees Professor
  • Blood Transfusions Linked to Surgery Complications in Women
  • Desktop Device Generates and Traps Rare Ultracold Molecules
  • Medical Center Libraries Director to Lead National Organization
  • 2008 Mileage Reimbursement Rates
  • Event Highlight: Christmas Concert
  • Sports Buzz: Men's Basketball Ranked No.1 Nationally
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman Dental's Teledentistry Program
  • In Higher Ed: Student Lender Agrees to Stop Using College Logos

News and Announcements

Claudia Schaefer Named Rush Rhees Professor
Claudia Schaefer, professor of Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures whose work explores Hispanic literature, art, and film, has been named the Rush Rhees Professor. Read more... 

Blood Transfusions Linked to Complications in Women
Women die and get infections more often than men after heart surgery because they tend to receive more blood transfusions, which boost the risks of bad outcomes, according to a University study published in the December Journal of Women’s Health. Read more... 

Desktop Device Generates and Traps Rare Ultracold Molecules
University physicists have combined an atom-chiller with a molecule trap, creating for the first time a device that can generate and trap huge numbers of elusive-yet-valuable ultracold polar molecules. Read more... 

Medical Center Libraries Director to Lead National Group
Julia Sollenberger, director of Health Sciences Libraries and Technologies, will serve as the next president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). Read more... 

2008 Mileage Reimbursement Rates
The University is adjusting its mileage reimbursement rates effective Jan. 1 to reflect new Internal Revenue Service rates. The business mileage reimbursement rate will be 50.5 cents a mile and standard mileage rate for moving expenses will be 19 cents a mile.


Sunday, Dec. 16
Christmas Concert on the Italian Baroque Organ: Memorial Art Gallery. 5:30 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

Men's Basketball Ranked No.1 Nationally
The men’s basketball team puts a perfect 8-0 record and the number one national ranking on the line Friday night when the Yellowjackets host St. John Fisher in the Palestra at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Palestra doors open at 6 p.m. The game can be heard live and online at WYSL 1040-AM. (Related stories in Democrat and Chronicle, Ithaca Journal.)

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Rochester in the News

R News (Dec. 11)
"Eastman Dental Fights Early Decay"
"While tooth decay is decreasing in most of the population it’s on the rise in toddlers. The Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center hopes a major grant will help it take a bite out of what can be a painful childhood problem. "
(Also reported by WHEC TV, WXXI News, Rochester Business Journal, Democrat and Chronicle.) Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 12)
"N.Y. Attorney General Announces Settlement With Lender That Had Agreements With 63 Athletics Programs
"Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State's attorney general, announced a settlement on Tuesday with a lender accused of deceiving thousands of students and providing financial kickbacks to some of the country's biggest athletics departments." Read more...

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