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@Rochester — Sept. 27, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 69°
Tomorrow: Scattered Showers, High 66°

In Today's Issue

  • Stress May Impact Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • School of Nursing Begins Public Flu Clinics
  • Major Grant Supports Study of Therapy for Women with Depression
  • Health and Wellness Fair
  • Eastman Guitarfest Features Concerts, Master Classes
  • Correction for "Talks on Acid Reflux and Eye Health"
  • Event Highlight: Religious Cultures of the African Diaspora
  • Sports Buzz: Tennis, Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Golf
  • Rochester in the News: University Study Highlights Potential Risks of Nanotechnology, Study Linking Candy Cigarettes to Smoking Cited, Gains and Losses in Monroe County Health
  • In Higher Ed: Elevating the Great Books Anew

News and Announcements

Stress May Impact Breast Cancer Recurrence
Women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer who have also endured previous traumatic or stressful events see their cancer recur nearly twice as fast as other women, according to a University study.   Read more...

School of Nursing Begins Public Flu Clinics
With a solid vaccine supply in hand, the Medical Center's Health Checkpoint will hold its first of more than two dozen public flu clinics at the Dome Center in Henrietta during the Oct. 4 Senator Alesi Health Fair.   Read more...

Major Grant Supports Study of Therapy for Women with Depression
Medical Center psychologist Nancy Talbot has received a $2.19 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a five-year study of Interpersonal Psychotherapy in the treatment of women with depression and a history of childhood sexual abuse.    Read more...

Health and Wellness Fair
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. on Oct. 2 and 3 in the Medical Center's Flaum Atrium. The fair continues during the same hours on Oct. 4 in the May Room of Wilson Commons. For details, e-mail Benefits or call 275-2084.   

Eastman Guitarfest Features Concerts, Master Classes
The Eastman Guitarfest includes master classes by internationally known guitarists David Russell and Pepe Romero, who are giving local concerts; a master class by Professor of Lute Paul O'Dette; and a recital by Professor of Guitar Nicholas Goluses.   Read more...

Correction for "Talks on Acid Reflux and Eye Health"
An entry in Wednesday's @Rochester should have noted that the Oct. 15 Always Better talk on coughing and reflux is open to the public and requires a $15 registration fee. The Oct. 16 talk on eye health is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.    Read more...


Sept. 27
Religious Cultures of the African Diaspora: Deirdre Helen Crumbley. Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Men's Tennis: The team competes in the ITA Regionals in Poughkeepsie on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Football: The Yellowjackets travel to St. Lawrence University Saturday for a 2 p.m. game.

Men's and Women's Cross Country: Both teams compete in the Geneseo Invitational on Saturday.

Women's Volleyball: The Yellowjackets play in the University Athletic Association Round Robin at New York University on Saturday and Sunday.

Men's and Women's Soccer: The men face Brandeis University during a Saturday away game and play RIT in Fauver Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The women also travel to Brandeis University on Saturday, then compete with Geneseo in a home game at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Golf: The Yellowjackets travel to Saratoga Springs for the Liberty League Championships on Saturday and Sunday.

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Rochester in the News

Congressional Quarterly, DC (Sept. 25)
"Nanotechnology: The Devices are Tiny, But What Size Are the Risks?"
A 1995 University study in which rats exposed to ultrafine nano-sized particles unexpectantly died points to the potential risks involved with new materials made through nanotechnology, the story notes, and the need to fund more research into the environmental and health risks of this growing field.    Read more...

Star Ledger, New Jersey (Sept. 26)
"Fake Cigarettes Ignite a Real Battle"
A story on a New Jersey township's efforts to ban the sale of candy that mimics tobacco products cited recent University research showing that children who play with candy cigarettes are more likely to become smokers.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (Sept. 26)
"Gains, Losses in Health"
Discussing a survey showing that obesity continues to rise in Monroe County, Nancy Bennett, director of the University's Center for Community Health and deputy health director for Monroe County, called for more public and private efforts to help people lose weight and exercise. The survey also confirms that interventions and public awareness campaigns in areas such as smoking, vaccinations, and colon cancer screening have produced positive results.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Sept. 26)
"Elevating the Great Books Anew"
The author of Education's End explains his critique of the standard college curriculum and encourages administrators to introduce required courses for undergraduates that deal with the question of life's meaning.    Read more...

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