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@Rochester — March 29, 2007

Today's Forecast:
Mostly Sunny, High 50°
Tomorrow: Mostly Sunny, High 60°

In Today's Issue

  • Study Links Maternal Beef Diet to Lower Sperm Counts
  • Rochester Stages King Lear
  • PBS Interview with Anthea Butler
  • Safety Corner: Avoiding Workplace Injuries
  • Event Highlight: Film Screening of Earthlings
  • Sports Buzz: Softball, Baseball, Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Tennis
  • Rochester in the News: Cliff Smith on Private Equity Going Public, Mary Jane Curry on Gender Gap in Teaching
  • In Higher Ed: Growth of Women's Enrollment

News and Announcements

Maternal Beef Diet Could Impact Sperm Counts, University Study Suggests
A mother's high beef consumption while pregnant was associated with lower sperm counts in her son, according to a study led by researchers at the University. (See related coverage by MSNBC and CNN.)   Read more...

Rochester Actors Tackle Shakespeare's 400-year-old Tragedy
William Shakespeare's monumental tragedy King Lear opens Thursday, April 12, at the University International Theatre Program's Todd Theatre.   Read more...

Interview with Anthea Butler Featured on PBS Web Site
An interview with Anthea Butler, assistant professor of religion, is featured on the PBS Web site. Butler served as a consultant and was interviewed for Sister Aimee, a documentary on early 20th-century evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, that is scheduled to air on April 2. Butler also will be a guest on WXXI Radio's 1370 Connection with host Bob Smith on April 2.   Read more...

Safety Corner: Avoiding Workplace Injuries
University employees reported 1,500 injuries to Environmental Health and Safety during 2006. View a breakdown of those injuries and review simple steps to reduce the likelihood of being injured on the job.   Read more...


March 29
Film Screening of Earthlings: Hoyt Auditorium. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Softball: The Yellowjackets host RIT on Friday at 3 p.m.

Baseball: Rochester hosts Clarkson University for back-to-back doubleheaders on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at noon.

Golf: The team kicks off its spring season this weekend at the McDaniel Invitational in Gettysburg, Penn.

Women's Lacrosse: The team plays at home this weekend, hosting St. Lawrence University on Friday at 4 p.m. and Clarkson University on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Men's and Women's Tennis: Both teams compete at home with matches on Saturday and Sunday.

Yellowjacket sports:

Rochester in the News

Christian Science Monitor (March 26)
"'Private Equity' Now Open to the Public"
Cliff Smith, professor of finance at the Simon School, is quoted in a report about the growing trend of private equity becoming increasingly public.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (March 28)
"Letter to the Editor"
"One important reason for this gap is the femininization of teaching. Current perceptions of teaching as women's work have reduced the status of the profession, despite an increase in the credentials required by New York state," writes Mary Jane Curry, assistant professor of foreign language/TESOL education at the Warner School, in response to a March 26 article about the gender gap in teaching.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Washington Times (March 27)
"Big Man on Campus Likely a Woman"
"Women's share of college enrollment is at an all-time high as education researchers continue to debate what is causing the trend of more women than men going to college, and what the future impact of the trend could be."   Read more...

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