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@Rochester — Nov. 1, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, Wind, High 50°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 53°

In Today's Issue

  • How the Book Business Impacts the Literature of the Americas
  • 'Mount Trashmore': A Smelly Exercise in Sustainability
  • Medical Care for Children in Wake of Dirty Bomb
  • Forum on What 'Diversity' Means
  • Eastman Dental Offers Free Screenings
  • Special Mass Today at Interfaith Chapel
  • Guidelines for Using Fire Extinguishers
  • Jonathan Katz Lecture
  • Event Highlight: Screening of Dylan's Run (2003)
  • Sports Buzz: Volleyball
  • Rochester in the News: Shanna Swan on Chemicals in Plastics, Patricia Phillips Discusses MBA Job Prospects
  • In Higher Ed: New Guidelines on Balancing Student Privacy and Public Safety

News and Announcements

How the Book Business Impacts the Literature of the Americas
Fewer than 1,000 of the more than 250,000 books published in the United States yearly are works in translation from abroad, a "shocking figure" that creates an isolated cultural atmosphere for Americans, according to a group of editors and publishers who will be discussing the business of books at the University Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Schlegel Hall.    Read more...

'Mount Trashmore': A Smelly Exercise in Sustainability
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, the Wilson Quadrangle will become a dumping ground for soggy coffee cups, putrid plastic containers, and rotting rubbish in an effort to raise public awareness about waste reduction.    Read more...

Medical Care for Children in Wake of Dirty Bomb
If terrorists were to attack with a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways, according to a new study from the Medical Center.   Read more...

Forum on What 'Diversity' Means
Scholars and administrators from the University and other institutions will gather Nov. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library to discuss the meaning of diversity.    Read more...

Eastman Dental Offers Free Screenings
The Eastman Dental Center is offering free periodontal disease screenings for all faculty, staff, and students in November and December. The screenings will be held on Monday and Friday mornings and all day on Thursdays. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums, bone, and attachment fibers that support the teeth and hold them in the jaw. To schedule an appointment, contact Heidi Lead at 275-1147 or stop by the Perio/Prostho Department on the second floor.   

Special Mass Today at Interfaith Chapel
The Catholic Newman Community is holding an All Saints Day mass today at 12:10 p.m. at the Interfaith Chapel.   

Guidelines for Using Fire Extinguishers
Environmental Health and Safety has posted guidelines for proper use of fire extinguishers. The only time a fire extinguisher should be used to fight a fire is when the fire department has been notified, there is a clear exit behind the person using the extinguisher, and the fire is small, self-contained, and not spreading rapidly. To schedule extinguisher training, call the Fire Marshal's Office at 275-3243.   Read more...

Jonathan Katz Lecture
As part of the Humanities Project, Jonathan Katz, visiting professor at Smith College, will explore the passions and motivations of artist Robert Rauschenberg on Nov. 5 in Rush Rhees Library at 5 p.m.    Read more...


Nov. 1
Screening of Dylan's Run (2003): This documentary chronicles Dylan Glenn's 1988 effort to become the first African-American Republican elected to Congress from the deep South since Reconstruction. Morey Hall 321. 7 p.m.   

For more events:

Sports Buzz

Home Games

Volleyball: Nov. 2 to 3. Championships. Palestra. 10 a.m. both days.

Yellowjacket sports:

Rochester in the News

USA Today (Oct. 31)
"'Everywhere Chemicals' in Plastics Alarm Parents (audio)"
Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is interviewed about her 2005 study which showed that boys whose mothers had higher phthalate levels in their urine during pregnancy were born with a shorter distance between the anus and the genitals, a sign that sexual development has been altered.    Read more...

BusinessWeek (Oct. 30)
"Storm Clouds on the Job Hunt Horizon"
Patricia Phillips, executive director of the career management center at the Simon School, discusses concerns that an uncertain economic outlook may reduce the number of job placements for MBAs.    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 31)
"Department of Education Offers Guidance on Balancing Campus Safety and Student Privacy Rights"
"The U.S. Department of Education released new guidance on Tuesday to parents and educators about the circumstances under which information about troubled students can be disclosed under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, a federal law governing student records that is often criticized for being too complicated."   Read more...

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