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@Rochester — Feb. 28, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High 35
Tomorrow: Rain and Snow Mix, High 33°

In Today's Issue

  • Urban Education Expert to Give Scandling Lecture
  • WXXI Feature Includes Meconi Interview
  • Hartnett Gallery: Call for Submissions
  • New Center for Women's Health Care
  • Home Buying Info Session
  • Event Highlight: Africa Film Series
  • Rochester in the News: Treanor on Efforts to Develop an Effective Avian Flu Vaccine, Kreipe on Eating Disorders in Athletes
  • In Higher Ed: Narcissism in Students

News and Announcements

Author, Scholar on Urban Education to Speak as Warner School's Spring Scandling Lecturer
Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the 2005-06 president of the American Educational Research Association, will present "Pushing Past the Achievement Gap" on Thursday, March 15, in Strong Auditorium as the Spring 2007 Scandling Lecture hosted by the Warner School.   Read more...

WXXI Feature Includes Interview with Honey Meconi
Honey Meconi, professor of music in the College and professor of musicology at the Eastman School, is a featured scholar for the WXXI-FM program on Hildegarde that is scheduled to air on 91.5 FM on Thursday, March 1 between 7 and 8 a.m. and Saturday, March 3, between 9 and 10 a.m. Meconi is coordinator of the Hildegard Project, a long-term undertaking to perform all of the 12th-century composer's music.   

Hartnett Gallery: Call for Submissions
The Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons is inviting proposals from individual artists and groups interested in exhibiting work in the 2007-08 academic year. Submissions are due March 23. For more details, contact Nicola Mann at or Derek Rushton at  

Specialty Services Have New Home at the Women's Health Pavilion
Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals have partnered to open the Women's Health Pavilion, a new center for world-class women's specialty care located at 500 Red Creek Drive in Henrietta.   Read more...

Register Now for Home Buying Information Session
The next Financial Health Bites session on Tuesday, March 6, at the Medical Center focuses on home buying and includes information on how to compare mortgages, the application process and closing, refinancing, and University mortgage benefits. RSVP at least five days in advance by calling 242-0354.    Read more...


February 28
Frederick Douglass Institute/Africa Film Series: Screening of Taffe Fanga. Morey Hall 314, 5 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Bloomberg (February 26)
"Sanofi Bird-Flu Shot's Benefit Isn't Clear, FDA Says"
"It's not clear what constitutes an effective vaccine and how to assess that," says John Treanor, professor of medicine, regarding an avian flu vaccine under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   Read more...

WHAM TV, ABC (February 26)
"Vanity, Obsessive Dieting, Not Just 'Girls Only'"
In a report on eating disorders among athletes, Richard Kreipe, professor of pediatrics, says that obsessive eating behaviors are common among male athletes, especially bodybuilders.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Boston Globe
"Study Finds Students Narcissistic"
"Today's college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry that the trend could be harmful to personal relationships and American society."   Read more...

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