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@Rochester March 6, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 10
Tomorrow: Snow, High 20

In Today's Issue

  • Women Advance in Playoffs
  • Color Red Can Affect Achievement
  • Study Finds Preemie Lung Treatments Safe
  • Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Successful Aging Workshop
  • Event Highlight: An Evening with Helen Thomas
  • Rochester in the News: President Seligman on Future of Wall Street, Stanley Wilder on Information Literacy
  • In Higher Ed: Smoking Ban

News and Announcements

Women's Basketball Team Advances in NCAA Playoffs
The women's basketball team will play top-ranked Bowdoin College on Friday, March 9, in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.    Read more...

Research on the Color Red Shows Definite Impact on Achievement
The color red can have a negative impact on test takers, according to research led by Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology.   Read more...

After Scrutiny, Preemie Lung Treatments Turn Out to Be Safe, Effective
Preemies between 28 and 32 weeks are not harmed by multiple treatments no longer used to help their lungs mature before birth, according to findings of a Medical Center study featured in this month's Pediatrics.    Read more...

Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10 is national Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Tune in to Health Talk on WYSL 1040AM on Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. to hear Michael Keefer, director of the University HIV Vaccine Trials Unit, share information on how AIDS is affecting women and girls in Rochester and around the world. For details about local HIV vaccine research studies and to learn more about how to participate, call 756-2329 or visit   

Workshop Focuses on Health, Wellness in Retirement
A free two-part workshop aimed at health and wellness in retirement will be offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, March 19 and 26, at Strong Memorial Hospital as part of the Always Better lecture series.   Read more...


March 6
An Evening with Helen Thomas: Women's History Month Keynote Speaker. Hubbell Auditorium, Hutchison Hall, 7:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

US News & World Report (March 4)
"Is Wall Street Losing Its Luster?"
A report on the rapid growth of overseas financial markets and the lasting effect on Wall Street quotes President Seligman: "I think the relevant data [have] been very overplayed so far."   Read more...

Chronicle of Higher Education (March 9 issue)
"Information Navigation 101"
Stanley Wilder, associate dean of the River Campus libraries, says information literacy should not be viewed as an academic discipline. "It's kind of a path to irrelevancy because information seeking is going to become simpler," he says. "It's becoming simpler every day."   Read more...

In Higher Education

USA Today (March 1, 2007)
"More Colleges Banning Smoking"
"Colleges are snuffing out smoking everywhere on campus, even in outdoor light-up spots such as main quads and sidewalks. At least 43 campuses from California to New Jersey have gone smoke-free, a trend that is accelerating, according to Americans for Non-smokers' Rights."   Read more...

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