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@Rochester — Sept. 19, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 81°
Tomorrow: Sunny, High 79°

In Today's Issue

  • Communication Critical to Cancer Care
  • Geologist Wins Young Scientist Award
  • Simon School Holds First Convocation
  • Free Prostate Cancer Screening Today
  • Latino Cultural Fair
  • University's Pride Alliance Hosts Social Today
  • Event Highlight: Douglas Prosser on Trumpet Tonight
  • Rochester in the News: Joel Seligman Discusses Request for Companies to Disclose Climate Risk, Michael Pichichero Reports on Children with Antibiotic-Resistant Ear Infections
  • In Higher Ed: The Obesity Epidemic Comes to Campuses

News and Announcements

Communication Critical to Cancer Care
A special report by the National Cancer Institute, co-authored by Ronald Epstein, a professor of family medicine, psychiatry, and oncology, says that effective communication is truly essential to good cancer care and deserves more research.   Read more...

Geologist Wins Young Scientist Award
Carmala Garzione, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, has won the Geological Society of America's Young Scientist Award for 2007.    Read more...

Simon School Holds First Convocation
The Simon School holds its first Convocation this Friday in Strong Auditorium at noon. A moment of silence will be observed in memory of Michael Barclay, a finance professor who died in August.    Read more...

Free Prostate Cancer Screening Today
University Urology will provide free prostate cancer screenings today from 4 to 6 p.m. for men over 40 who have not been screened. Today at St. Joseph Neighborhood Center, 417 South Ave.    Read more...

Latino Cultural Fair Sept. 25
Celebrate Hispanic heritage with music, dance, refreshments and displays during the Latino Cultural Fair, noon to 4 p.m. on Sept 25 at the Medical Center's Flaum Atrium. Sponsored by the Latino Professional Alliance.   Read more...

University's Pride Alliance Hosts Social Today
Enjoy a "no frills, no pressure, no program" social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. sponsored by the University's Pride Alliance at Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St.    Read more...


Sept. 19
Douglas Prosser on Trumpet: Kilbourn Hall at Eastman. 8 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Sept. 18)
"Effort to Get Companies to Disclose Climate Risk"
President Joel Seligman, an expert on securities law, discusses a petition to the Securities and Exchange Commission asking companies to disclose the risks that climate change may pose to their businesses.    Read more...

CBS News (Sept. 17)
"Vaccine Tied To 'Superbug' Ear Infection"
Michael Pichichero, a professor of microbiology and immunology, talks about the antibiotic-resistant ear infections of nine Rochester toddlers that may be tied to the use of a pneumococcal vaccine. (Also reported by TIME, MSN Money, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, and others.)    Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept, 21)
"The Obesity Epidemic Comes to Campuses"
As an increasing number of students suffer weight-related health issues, campuses are finding ways to encourage healthier eating and exercise habits.    Read more...

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