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Due to this week's holiday schedule, @Rochester will resume regular delivery on July 9. Happy Independence Day!

@Rochester — July 2, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Partly Sunny, High 75°
Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, High 74°

In Today's Issue

  • Work Schedule for River Campus Resealing Project
  • Personal Comments by Physicians Distract from Patient Needs
  • Online Literature Search Request Form
  • Event Highlight: Independence Day, Trio East
  • Rochester in the News: Daphne Bavelier on Video Games and Vision
  • In Higher Ed: Affirmative Action

News and Announcements

Work Schedule for River Campus Resealing Project
Roadway resealing work will continue on the River Campus July 9 to 15 along the entire length of Intercampus Drive from Trustee Road to Library Road, on the remaining portion of Wilson Boulevard at Intercampus Drive along Bausch & Lomb Park, and on the remaining portion of Wilson Boulevard at the Elmwood Avenue entrance. Single-lane access will be maintained at all times. For updates on projects like these, visit  

Personal Comments by Physicians Distract from Patient Needs
While sharing personal information may seem like an important way to connect with patients, a School of Medicine and Dentistry investigation has found that these personal disclosures by physicians have no demonstrable benefits and may even disrupt the flow of important patient information.   Read more...

Online Literature Search Request Form Now
Miner Library's new online literature search request form provides a convenient way to initiate a search on a specific topic.   Read more...


July 4
Independence Day: University Holiday  

July 5
Trio East: Eastman Jazz Faculty. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School. 7:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

Backbone Magazine, Canada (June 29)
"Let 'Em Play: It Turns Out That Computer Games Are Good for the Eyes"
"Action video game play changes the way our brains process visual information," says Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, about the results of a study she and graduate student Shawn Green conducted. They found that playing high-action video games can improve players' eyesight by changing the pathways their brains use to process visual information.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (June 29)
"Mixed Messages on Affirmative Action"
"The first reaction to Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling for many officials at colleges that practice affirmative action was relief. The ruling, as expected, rejected programs under which schoolchildren in Louisville and Seattle have been assigned to schools based on race. While the case didn't involve college affirmative action, many of the legal briefs in the case cited Grutter v. Bollinger, the Supreme Court's landmark 2003 ruling involving the University of Michigan's law school, which upheld the right of colleges in some circumstances to consider race in admissions."   Read more...

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