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@Rochester — April 10, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Study: Rare Syndrome May Hold Key to Cure for Heat Stroke
  • University Sets Tuition Rates for 2008–09
  • Anthony Institute Hosts Undergraduate Research Conference
  • Tune in to Including Samuel Discussion Today
  • Bibliographic Software Available through New Site License
  • Sports Buzz: A Full Weekend for Yellowjacket Sports
  • Event Highlight: Center for Entrepreneurship Talk
  • Rochester in the News: Edward Deci on Energy and Motivation
  • In Higher Ed: Latest College Reading Lists: Menus With Pho and Lobster

News and Announcements

Study: Rare Syndrome May Hold Key to Cure for Heat Stroke
A genetic disorder that can cause a fatal rise in body temperature in some patients undergoing general anesthesia may hold the key to a cure for heat stroke, according to a study involving Rochester researchers and published in the journal Cell. Read more...

University Sets Tuition Rates for 2008–09
For the 2008-09 academic year, the University’s Board of Trustees has approved a 5.9 percent increase in tuition for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. Read more...

Anthony Institute Hosts Undergraduate Research Conference
The Susan B. Anthony Institute’s 2008 Undergraduate Research Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 275-8318, e-mail, or visit the Web site.

Tune in to Including Samuel Discussion Today
A discussion featuring Susan Hetherington, who has joint faculty appointments in the Warner School and in the Department of Pediatrics, and filmmaker Dan Habib is schedule to air today from 1 to 2 p.m. on WXXI-AM’s talk show 1370 Connection with Bob Smith. The two will talk about the April 21 Rochester premiere of Including Samuel, Habib’s documentary about inclusion. Read more...

Bibliographic Software Available Through New Site License
River Campus Libraries and University Information Technology announce a new site license for EndNote, the popular bibliographic software. EndNote is used to organize references, images, and PDFs, and to create bibliographies and figure lists. University students, faculty, and staff (authenticated by NetID) are eligible to install the software on work or personal computers at no charge. Both Mac and Windows versions are available. Read more...

Sports Buzz

Women’s Lacrosse: The Yellowjackets host Liberty League opponents Union College on Friday at 4 p.m and Skidmore on Saturday at 2 p.m. Games are played in Fauver Stadium and admission is free.
Baseball: The team, which is ranked 19th nationally in this week’s coaches’ poll, is home against Vassar on Saturday at 2 p.m. for a doubleheader at Towers Field. The same two teams play again on Sunday at noon at RIT’s field.
Track & Field: The men and women compete in the UR Invitational on Sunday at Fauver Stadium. The first event goes off at 10 am.

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Thursday, April 10
Center for Entrepreneurship Talk, Rick Plympton, CEO, Optimax. 6:30 p.m., 101 Goergen Hall.

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Rochester in the News

Fortune Magazine (April 8)
“The Man Who Would Be Robbins, Covey, and Chopra”
Edward Deci, professor in the Department of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology, is quoted in a profile of a motivational program called “Harmonic Wealth” that claims to teach people how to harness the energy required to be happy in many aspects of life, not just in making money. “All of us, to some degree, are wandering around the world, having had sapped from us the kind of interest, vitality, and excitement that we are born with,” says Deci. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 9)
“Latest College Reading Lists: Menus With Pho and Lobster”

“[A]s palates grow more sophisticated and admissions become more competitive, many top colleges are paying attention to dining rooms as well as classrooms.” Read more...

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