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@Rochester -- Feb. 19, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High: 19°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High: 34°

In Today's Issue

  • Reminder about Daylight Saving Time
  • Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble Concert
  • Roundtable on Sustainability
  • Study: Health Care Technologies
  • Highland Designated Bariatric Center
  • Event Highlight: Eating Healthy on Campus
  • Rochester in the News: Myers and Davidson on Health Effects of Fish, Rogge on Marriage Research
  • In Higher Ed: Campus Carbon Emissions

News and Announcements

Reminder from ITS about Extended Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been extended by four weeks this year. The change can affect how calendar entries display in certain programs. Some people may experience instances where entries falling within the extended DST period (March 11 to April 1) are displaying incorrectly by 1 or 2 hours. University IT teams are currently working to accommodate the expanded DST and plan to have all systems in sync by February 25. Visit the ITS Web site for important information about your calendar and what you should do between now and February 25.

Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble Perform in Joint Concert
The University Wind Symphony and River Campus Jazz Ensemble will perform together at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in Strong Auditorium.

Roundtable on Sustainability February Meeting
The February meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainability will be on Wednesday, February 21, at noon in the Gamble Room. In addition to news and updates on ongoing projects, the group will start a series of overview talks from faculty who are working on sustainability-related issues. Randy Curren, professor of philosophy, will discuss "Education for Sustainability," and Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, will talk about "Materialism, Happiness, and Environmental Footprints." Brown-bag lunches welcome.

New Study Presents Strong Evidence that Certain Health Care Technologies Result in Better Care at Lower Cost
A Simon School study measured the actual benefits derived by diagnostic imaging centers after implementing state of the art radiology information systems and found that improved imaging technologies can significantly increase a center's level of performance.

Highland Hospital Earns 'Accredited Bariatric Center' Status
Highland Hospital’s Bariatric Surgery Center has been designated an “Accredited Bariatric Center” by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons. Highland is the only hospital in Upstate New York to earn the designation.

Event Highlight

February 19
Nutrition on Mondays: "You Can Eat Healthy on Campus." Friel Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Halls, 6 p.m.

See for more events.

Rochester in the News

Washington Post (February 15)
When Pregnant Mom Eats Fish, Kids Do Better: Study
"These results highlight the importance of including fish in the maternal diet during pregnancy and lend support to the popular opinion that fish is brain food," write Gary Myers, professor of neurology, and Philip Davidson, professor of pediatrics, in a commentary in Lancet. (Also reported by the Forbes, New Scientist, and many others.)

RNews (February 15)
Wedding Study: Don't Worry, Be Happy
The report profiles Ronald Rogge, assistant professor of psychology, and his work with newlywed couples to learn more about what makes some marriages successful. "We know that these first few years are a make or break period,” says Rogge. “We want to know what the biggest risk factors are and how do couples get through them successfully."

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (February 16)
70 College Presidents Sign Commitment to Limit Carbon Emissions on Their Campuses
"A growing number of college and university presidents are signing on to a pact under which they agree to cut their institutions' carbon emissions to zero over time. Called the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, the agreement is modeled after a similar pact made by mayors across the country."

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