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@Rochester — Oct. 18, 2007

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Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 74°
Tomorrow: Scattered Thunderstorms, High 76°

In Today's Issue

  • Researchers Patent Device for Sorting DNA
  • Music Department Showcases Ensembles during Meliora Weekend
  • School of Medicine Students Help Monroe High Seniors
  • Reminder: Meliora Weekend to Affect River Campus Parking
  • Scholar Explains the Religious Aspects of Oprah
  • Nell Freudenberger Awarded Kafka Prize
  • Event Highlight: Alfredo Jaar Lecture
  • Sports Buzz: Field Hockey, Football, Women's Soccer
  • Rochester in the News: Medical Center Scientists on Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Emma Robertson Blackmore Discusses Work Stress
  • In Higher Ed: Beyond the Blue Book

News and Announcements

Researchers Patent Device for Sorting DNA
University researchers Michael King and Thomas Jones have patented a device just millimeters across that can separate microscopic objects such as DNA or cells in a fraction of a second.    Read more...

Music Department Showcases Ensembles during Meliora Weekend
Pianist Zora Mihailovich performs Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait, narrated by Bishop Gregory Parris and accompanied by the University's Symphony Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 in Strong Auditorium. The free concert is one of several Department of Music events during Meliora Weekend.    Read more...

School of Medicine Students Help Monroe High Seniors
On Friday, Oct. 19, University medical students will meet one-on-one with more than 100 Monroe High School seniors to help them prepare college applications.    Read more...

Reminder: Meliora Weekend to Affect River Campus Parking
During Meliora Weekend, overflow parking is available at the Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, with shuttle service from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, and from 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. For questions call River Campus Parking at 275-3983.  

Scholar Explains the Religious Aspects of Oprah
Kathryn Lofton, assistant professor of American studies and religious studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, will lecture on "Missionary Envy: Oprah Winfrey and the Exported Makeover" on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library.    Read more...

Nell Freudenberger Awarded Kafka Prize
Author Nell Freudenberger will receive the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize from the University for her novel The Dissident on Oct. 24 in Rush Rhees Library. The award ceremony includes a reading by the author.    Read more...

Events

Oct. 18
Alfredo Jaar Lecture: Talk by the Chilean artist, architect, and filmmaker. Memorial Art Gallery. 7 p.m. Free with admission.   

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Sports Buzz

Home Games

Field Hockey:
Oct. 19. Rennselaer Polytechnic. Fauver Stadium. 4 p.m.
Oct. 20. Vassar College. Fauver Stadium. 5 p.m.
Oct. 24. Brockport. Fauver Stadium. 4 p.m.

Football:
Oct. 20. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Fauver Stadium. 1 p.m.

Women's Soccer:
Oct. 23. Rennselaer Polytechnic. Fauver Stadium. 4 p.m.

Yellowjacket sports: www.rochester.edu/athletics.

Rochester in the News

Wall Street Journal (Oct. 17)
"Ear Bacteria Resist Treatment"
Michael Pichichero, professor of microbiology, immunology and pediatrics, and Janet Casey, associate professor of pediatrics, have discovered a strain of bacteria resistant to all approved drugs used to fight ear infections in children, according an article the pair coauthored in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. (Also reported by Washington Post, LA Times, Scientific American, US News & World Report, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, WebMD, CNN Money, Reuters, Newsday, and others.)    Read more...

Forbes (Oct. 17)
"Is Your Office Making You Sick?"
Emma Robertson Blackmore, an assistant professor of psychiatry, discusses her recent study showing a link between job stress and depression.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 17)
"Beyond the Blue Book"
A new testing center at Pennsylvania State University, complete with 161 computers and security cameras, could redefine testing for students and perhaps even curb cheating.   Read more...

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