University of Rochester

@Rochester — March 8, 2007

snow showers

Today's Forecast:
Flurries, High 19°
Tomorrow: Partly Sunny, High 25°

In Today's Issue

  • IT Alert: Daylight Saving Time Starts This Weekend
  • Study Links Childhood Fevers and Stress
  • Summer at Eastman
  • Tea Talk about William Seward
  • Registration Opens for Rochester Scholars
  • Event Highlight: Medieval Society Talk
  • Sports Buzz: Postseason NCAA Play, Season Openers
  • Rochester in the News: Research on Preemies Led by Sanjiv Amin, Bill Murphy on Selecting a New University Logo
  • In Higher Ed: Businesses Connect Students to Internships

News and Announcements

IT Alert: Daylight Saving Time Starts This Weekend
University IT teams have now completed system and application patches to accommodate the 2007 extended Daylight Saving Time (DST) period that includes March 11 to April 1 and October 28 to November 4. DST goes into effect on Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m. The IT Center will be staffed on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the ISD Help Desk will be staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. to offer support as needed.   Read more...

Children Under Stress Develop More Fevers
Children whose parents and families are under ongoing stress have more fevers with illness than other children, according to research led by Mary Caserta, associate professor of pediatrics. (Caserta discusses the findings in a Washington Post feature.)   Read more...

African Drumming, Jazz Workshops, and More Highlight Summer at Eastman
This summer, the Eastman School is opening its doors to amateur and professional musicians, just as it has in summers past, offering a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth.   Read more...

Tea Talk about Famed 19th-Century New Yorker William Henry Seward
Peter Wisbey, executive director of the Seward House in Auburn, will give a fresh interpretation of William Seward, the abolitionist and secretary of state under President Abraham Lincoln, on Sunday, March 18, in Rush Rhees Library.   Read more...

Academically Motivated Middle and High School Students Eligible for Rochester Scholars
Rochester Scholars, the University's collection of noncredit courses for middle and high school students, is now accepting registrations for the April 9 to 13 spring break session. Tuition discounts are available for children and grandchildren of all faculty and staff. To register, view course descriptions, or request a scholarship application, call the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344 or visit  


March 8
Medieval Society Talk: "Hindu Visions of Eternity and Life Among the Gods." Room 416, Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Basketball: The women's NCAA Sweet 16 playoff game on Friday will be broadcast live over the air and over the internet by WYSL 1040 AM radio. Rochester will play top-ranked Bowdoin College in a 5 p.m. tipoff at the University of Scranton. A victory would put the Yellowjackets into the Elite 8 for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday.

Swimming: Kari Joyce '07 competes in the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday and Saturday in Houston.

Track and Field: Weight thrower Mike Burgstrom '08 will compete in the NCAA Division III indoor championships on Friday at Rose Hulman Institute in Terre Haute, Ind.

Season Openers: The baseball and softball teams open their season this weekend in Florida. Women's lacrosse plays its season opener at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania on Sunday.

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Rochester in the News

UPI (March 6)
"Some Steroids Safe for Premature Infants"
The report highlights research led by Sanjiv Amin, assistant professor of pediatrics, that indicates sulfur-free steroids do not cause neurological problems in preemies. (See the related Medical Center news release.)   Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 7)
"UR Seeks Logo That Will Unify"
Bill Murphy, vice president for communications, discusses the rationale and process for selecting a new University logo.   Read more...

In Higher Education

CNN (March 6)
"Companies Match Students with Internships"
"Hunting for an internship takes time and as more students realize their value, competition is getting fierce. A slew of businesses have popped up to help match students with internships, charging hundreds to thousands of dollars to help them write resumes, identify potential employers and find summer housing."   Read more...

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