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@Rochester — June 1, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Chance of Thunderstorms, High 87°
Tomorrow: Chance of Thunderstorms, High 86°

In Today's Issue

  • New Location for UHS Medical Center Office
  • Cafe in Goergen Hall Now Open
  • Study Questions Reliability of Swab Lead Test
  • Physician Heads Nation's Largest Neurology Organization
  • Safety Corner: Training for Off-Site Locations
  • Event Highlight: Exhibit on Printing Classical Text
  • Rochester in the News: Lawrence Saubermann on Salty Diets and Ulcers, Avice O'Connell on a Tool for Detecting Breast Cancer
  • In Higher Ed: Merging Facebook and Academics

News and Announcements

New Location for UHS Medical Center Office
The University Health Service is relocating its Medical Center Office to a temporary location effective June 4. The new office will be located in Room 1-2315 on the first floor of the Medical Center, between the Strong Memorial Hospital Director's Office and the Finger Lakes Coffee station. The UHS office will be open for patient care throughout the move, however, patients should pay close attention to the room location when visiting for appointments. For more information, call 275-2662.   Read more...

Cafe in Goergen Hall Now Open
The Pura Vida Café in the recently dedicated Goergen Hall on the River Campus is open for business. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. The cafe features a range of beverages and baked goods as well as a variety of salads and sandwiches for lunch. For a full listing of Dining Services' summer hours, visit   

Swabs May Not Be Reliable for Detecting Lead Dust in Homes
The quick, inexpensive test kits used by homeowners nationwide to detect lead-laced dust are prone to high error rates, according to a University study.    Read more...

Physician to Lead Nation's Largest Organization of Neurologists
Neurologist Robert Griggs has been chosen to serve as the next president of the American Academy of Neurology, the nation's largest professional organization of neurologists. Griggs is the Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Professor of Neurophysiology and chair of the Department of Neurology.   Read more...

Safety Corner: Training for Off-Site Locations
Environmental Health and Safety is introducing Web-based safety training for off-site locations. Each off-site location is required to have an electronic Safety Desktop containing information on programs required by OSHA. Details about the Safety Desktop are available through the Environmental Health and Safety Web site. For assistance or more information, call 275-3241.  


Printing the Classical Text: From Incunabula to Pope: Seward Room, Rush Rhees Library. Through September 15.  

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Rochester in the News

CBS News (May 30)
"Study: Salty Diet Makes Ulcer Bug Bite"
Lawrence Saubermann, associate professor of medicine, comments on a new study that indicates a salty diet could trigger an ulcer or even increase the risk of gastric cancer.   Read more...

News 14 Carolina (May 31)
"Breakthrough Breast Scanner Improves Cancer Detection"
"It is very exciting to us, as radiologists, to think that this might, down the road, help us to find those small early cancers," says Avice O'Connell, associate professor of imaging sciences, about the Cone Beam Breast CT Scanner, a new technology used to spot hard-to-detect cancers that mammograms miss.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Wall Street Journal (May 31)
"At Some Schools, Facebook Evolves"
"After years of worrying about how much time freshmen spend on Facebook, schools are incorporating the study of social networking, online communities and user-contributed content into new curricula on social computing. The moves, like other academic expansions into fields like videogame design, are part of an effort to keep technology studies relevant to students' lives—and to tap subjects with entrepreneurial momentum."   Read more...

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