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@Rochester -- Jan. 22, 2007

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Monday's Forecast:
Cloudy, High: 31°
Tomorrow: Few Snow Showers, High: 35°

In Today's Issue

  • President Extends Support for Humanities Fund
  • National Recognition for LLE Summer Projects
  • Learn to Salsa
  • Event Highlight: Talk on Global Energy Equity
  • In the Headlines: Lyman on Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy, MacRae on Advances in Lasik

News and Announcements

President Extends, Boosts Support for University Humanities Fund
President Seligman has announced that he is extending and increasing the University's commitment to the Humanities Fund for the duration of his presidency. The fund, which Seligman created in 2006, supports interdisciplinary work by Rochester faculty in philosophy, the arts, languages, and other fields.

Three Local Teens Make Semi-Finals in National Science Competition
Three local teens have earned recognition in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search for research projects carried out last summer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

Salsa Sessions Offered at Fitness Center
Salsa classes will be offered at the Medical Center Fitness & Wellness Center on Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., beginning January 31. Register by January 25.

Event Highlight

January 22
'Linked Fate' Talk: Ben Ebenhack, "Energy Equity in Our Global Society." Interfaith Chapel, 7 p.m.

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

Rochester in the News

MSNBC (January 18)
Obese Breast Cancer Patients Get Undertreated
Principal investigator Gary Lyman, professor of medicine and oncology, comments on new research that indicates obese or poorly educated women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to receive lower doses of chemotherapy. (See the Medical Center news release.) “Simply put, this evidence shows that doctors are likely to reduce the chemotherapy levels for these women, even though there is no solid medical basis to do it." (Also reported by Scientific American, ABC News, Bloomberg, and others.)

KGO-TV ABC, San Francisco (January 18)
New System Makes Lasik Even Better
Scott MacRae, professor of ophthalmology, talks about a new computerized system used in Rochester to improve Lasik surgery. "The biggest benefit to patients with the Nomogram is they're less likely to need a retreatment after the procedure. . . . It saves the patient time, but more importantly, the patients see well right from the start."

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (January 19)
Profiling the American Freshman
"First-year students are talking politics and becoming less moderate in their views, an annual survey finds."

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