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@Rochester — July 27, 2007


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Scattered Thunderstorms, 85°
Tomorrow: Isolated Thunderstorms, 85°

In Today's Issue

  • New Networking and Employee Training Group for Young Adults
  • Education Professor Edits Second Edition of Book on Literacy Education
  • Alumni Receive National Medal of Technology
  • Memorial Art Gallery Has New Phone Directory
  • Event Highlight: Music Horizons: Vocal Ensemble Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Breese Analyzes Infant Study
  • In Higher Ed: Report: Universities Should Support Broader Concept of Publishing

News and Announcements

New Networking and Employee Training Group for Young Adults
Faculty, staff, and students between the ages of 18 and 40 can take advantage of a new networking and job training group at the University. Based on the Junior Chamber International (JCI) and supported by the University's Office of Human Resources-Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion, JCI at the University will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, July 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Louise Slaughter Room (1-9555), Medical Center. A second meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, in classroom 2-7539. For more information, contact Shonda Ranson at or visit   

Education Professor Edits Second Edition of Book on Literacy Education
book coverJoanne Larson, Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of the teaching and curriculum program, edited the recently published revised edition of Literacy as Snake Oil: Beyond the Quick Fix that investigates and critiques the commodification of literacy and education.   Read more...

Alumni Receive National Medal of Technology
Dace Viceps Madore ’69 and Maya Koster ’83 will receive the National Medal of Technology this afternoon during a ceremony at the White House. The two alumni are being recognized as part of a four-person team that oversaw the development of the infant vaccine Prevnar. The vaccine, developed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, is based on technology pioneered by Medical Center scientists.    Read more...

Memorial Art Gallery Has New Phone Directory
In addition to its new main phone number (276-8900; on campus: x6-8900) announced this week, the Memorial Art Gallery has a new online department and staff directory, listing new extensions for gallery staff. Callers may also press option 5 from the main number to dial by last name.  


July 27
Music Horizons: Vocal Ensemble Concert: Kilbourn Hall, 10 a.m. to noon.  

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Rochester in the News

Sacramento Bee (July 26)
"Study: Drugs No Help to Baby"
Caroline Breese Hall, professor of pediatrics and medicine, talks about a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that indicates that the common use of oral steroids to treat the wheezing caused by respiratory infections in children younger than 1 year old who have had no previous symptoms is ineffective. Hall wrote an editorial in the journal to accompany the study. Doctors may be reluctant to eliminate steroids for bronchiolitis, even with the new findings, because there is very little else in their medical tool kit for respiratory viruses, Hall says. “The baby is wheezing, its chest is retracting, mommy is scared, and you are concerned. It’s very hard under those circumstances to say, ‘No, I won’t treat.’”   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (July 26)
"Universities Should Support a Broader Concept of Publishing in the Digital Age, Report Says"
“Publishing research is more critical than ever to a university’s mission, but too many institutions fail to recognize and support it adequately, even as their presses struggle to find their footing in a fast-changing, online-driven world.” That’s according to a report University Publishing in a Digital Age by the nonprofit group Ithaka and scheduled for release Thursday.   Read more...

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