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@Rochester -- Feb. 1, 2007

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In Today's Issue

  • Survey to Measure Well-Being
  • Road Trips, Pollution, and Heart Disease
  • Concerts Celebrate David Lang
  • Event Highlight: Garth Fagan Lecture
  • Sports Buzz: Football Honors, Track, Squash, Basketball
  • Rochester in the News: Seligman on SEC Delays, Zupan on Growing Interest in Environmental Studies
  • In Higher Ed: Accreditation

News and Announcements

Survey of Student Well-Being Kicks Off Today
All undergraduate students over 18 years old at the University will find a survey in their e-mail inboxes today that will ask questions about their health, lifestyle, and how they deal with everyday stressors. The Survey of Student Well-Being, which is being administered on the River Campus as part of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, will give researchers a better sense of how students cope with the pressures of college life and what helps them live healthier and happier lives.

Rats on a Road Trip Reveal Pollution-Heart Disease Risk
Rats that rode in a truck on the New York State Thruway between Rochester and Buffalo and were exposed to the same highway pollution that motorists encounter, showed a drop in heart rate and effects on the autonomic nervous system, according to a study lead by Alison Elder, research assistant professor of environmental medicine.

Eastman Celebrates the Music of New York Composer David Lang
The Eastman School presents two days of back-to-back concerts featuring the music of one of today’s most prominent New York composers, David Lang.

Event Highlight

February 1
Garth Fagan Lecture: Memorial Art Gallery, 7 p.m.

See www.rochester.edu/calendar for more events.

Sports Buzz

Get the latest athletics news at www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Football: Three players have been selected as Honorable Mention All-Americans by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette and a fourth has earned All-Region honors. Read more.

Track: The men's and women's teams compete in an invitational at RIT on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Squash: The team hosts St. Lawrence University on Friday at 6 p.m.

Basketball: The Yellowjackets travel to Emory University and Case Western Reserve University this weekend.

Rochester in the News

Bloomberg (January 31)
SEC's Cox Stalls Options Crackdown by Delaying Vote
President Seligman comments on a delayed ruling from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the fraudulent stock options probe. "At some point, there are costs to proceeding too slowly," says Seligman.

Financial Times (January 29)
Business Education: Global Warming Has Become a Hot Topic
Simon School Dean Mark Zupan discusses the growing interest among business students in environmental studies and issues such as climate change. "It's definitely in the forefront of their minds," says Zupan. "About every month or so, I talk to a student who says he wants to make it his passion—whether coming up with alternative energy mechanisms or promoting energy conservation or working on the policy side."

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (January 31)
Accountability and Comparability
"At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification."

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