University of Rochester

@Rochester — October 4, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 81°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 84°

In Today's Issue

  • Health and Wellness Fair Today
  • Simon School Launches New Admissions Blog
  • Musicians from Central Asia Bring Ancient Traditions to Life
  • Screening of The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Talk on African Americans and the Bible
  • Volunteers Needed for Balloon Haunted House
  • Event Highlight: Reading by Author Helena Viramontes
  • Sports Buzz: Tennis, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer
  • Rochester in the News: Wojciech Zareba Discusses Inequities in the Treatment of Heart Disease; Michael Perlis on Sleep Problems
  • In Higher Ed: Nationwide Course in Genomics to Encourage Careers in Science

News and Announcements

Health and Wellness Fair Today
Pick up fitness tips, talk to Aetna and Excellus about new wellness programs, and sample services including massage, body fat testing, and blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the May Room of Wilson Commons. For details, e-mail Benefits or call 275-2084.   

Simon School Launches New Admissions Blog
Prospective M.B.A. students will find useful admissions tips and information about getting a graduate business education through a new online blog authored by admissions staff at the Simon School.    Read more...

Musicians from Central Asia Bring Ancient Traditions to Life
Seventeen artists from Central Asia will showcase the diverse musical traditions of their countries at 8 p.m. October 18, in Kilbourn Hall as part of Eastman's World Music Series.   Read more...

Screening of The Milagro Beanfield War
As part of the University's ongoing "Reimagining the Americas" series, enjoy a screening of The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), which tells the story of one man's effort to stop a real estate developer from displacing local Hispanic farmers in New Mexico. Claudia Schaefer, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, will introduce the film. The October 23 event begins at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments in Meliora Hall 203.    Read more...

Talk on African Americans and the Bible
Allen Callahan, a professor of New Testament at the Seminario Teologico Batista do Nordeste in Bahia, Brazil, speaks about ways in which African Americans have employed the Bible historically for education, liberation, and empowerment. The October 11 lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of the Rush Rhees Library.    Read more...

Volunteers Needed for Balloon Haunted House
Help build the Re/Max NY Balloon Manor, a silly, scary scream park at Medley Centre. A portion of the proceeds from the haunted house will support the Cancer Center. To volunteer, call 242-8988 or e-mail   Read more...


October 4
Reimagining the Americas: Author Helena Viramontes reads from her new novel Their Dogs Came With Them. 5 p.m. in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library.   

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Sports Buzz

Men's Tennis:
October 4. Men's Tennis vs. St. John Fisher. Home. 4 p.m.

Field Hockey:
October 5. Field Hockey vs. Skidmore. Fauver Stadium. 4 p.m.
October 6. Field Hockey vs. Union College. Fauver Stadium. 2 p.m.
October 9. Field Hockey vs. Geneseo. Fauver Stadium. 4:30 p.m.

October 5. Volleyball @ Fredonia Tournament. 6 p.m.
October 6. Volleyball @ Fredonia Tournament. 10 a.m.

Men's and Women's Cross Country:
October 6. Women's Cross Country @ Hamilton Invitational. 11 a.m.
October 6. Men's Cross Country @ Hamilton Invitational. Noon.

October 6. Football @ Merchant Marine. 1 p.m.

Men's and Women's Soccer:
October 6. Men's Soccer vs. NYU. Fauver Stadium. 5 p.m.
October 6. Women's Soccer vs. NYU. Fauver Stadium. 7:30 p.m.

Yellowjacket sports:

Rochester in the News

U S News & World Report (October 2)
"Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators"
Wojciech Zareba, who holds positions in medicine and biomedical engineering, discusses a recent study showing that women and blacks with heart disease are less likely than white men to be treated with newer technologies and innovative therapies. "We do not know the reason for the discrepancy but, in my view, one predominant reason is a lot of education needs to be done among physicians to convince them," says Zareba. (Also reported by LA Times, Forbes, CBC News Canada)    Read more...

MSNBC (October 3)
"Men Sleep Best Beside Mate; Women Sleep Worse"
Michael Perlis, director of the University's Sleep Research Lab and an associate professor in the department of psychiatry, is quoted about a report showing that typically women sleep better alone while men benefit from sleeping with a partner. Perlis notes that "there's something essentially comforting" about partners sharing a bed, "so much so that people are sometimes willing to sacrifice perfect sleep to get it."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (October 3)
"Research for Undergrads, 'Early and Often'"
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is launching a nationwide course in genomics that the story says will "encourage freshmen to pursue research as early as possible, to immerse them in the tools of basic scientific inquiry and to allow collaborations between the network's members."    Read more...

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