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@Rochester — April 22, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Zogby Discusses 2008 Election Today on River Campus
  • Learn More about MetLife Auto & Home Insurance Program
  • See Entrepreneurs in Action
  • Free Skin Cancer Screening May 17
  • Fertility Center Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Families
  • Event Highlight: Bioethics Seminar on Stem Cell Debates
  • Rochester in the News: Paying for College in Real Estate Slump
  • In Higher Ed: Karen Mustian on Fighting Cancer Fatigue with Exercise, Shanna Swan on Growing Concerns over Additives in Plastics

News and Announcements

zogbyPollster Zogby Discusses Democratic Primary, 2008 Election Today on River Campus
As Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton face off today in the much anticipated Pennsylvania Democratic primary, pollster John Zogby visits the River Campus to discuss the Democratic race and the ultimate outcome of the 2008 presidential election. His talk at 5 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library is sponsored by the Humanities Project. Read more...

Learn More about MetLife Auto & Home Insurance Program
Local MetLife Auto & Home consultant Keith Christiansen will be available for one-on-one sessions to discuss the voluntary benefit program available to faculty and staff today and on Thursday, April 24. View session times and locations.

See Entrepreneurs in Action
Students enrolled in the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (Key) program will discuss their projects on April 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Free Skin Cancer Screening May 17 at Strong Memorial Hospital
A free skin cancer detection clinic will be held at Strong Memorial Hospital's Dermatology outpatient area from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Read more...

Fertility Center Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Families
The Medical Center's Strong Fertility Center invites the community to join in the celebration of its 25 years of service helping families grow at the first A.R.T. of Hope Luncheon, 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Locust Hill Country Club. Read more...


Tuesday, April 22
Bioethics Seminar. "Top 10 Bioethics Lessons Learned from the Stem Cell Debates." Kornberg Medical Research Building. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

Washington Post (April 18)
“Exercise Combats Cancer Fatigue”
Karen Mustian, assistant professor of radiation oncology, comments on a new study that indicates exercise may help improve fatigue caused by cancer and its treatments. Mustian says the first step in treating cancer-related fatigue is to check for any underlying medical conditions. Read more...

Discover Magazine (April 18)
“The Dirty Truth about Plastic”
Shanna Swan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, comments about growing concerns over chemicals, particularly bisphenol A and phthalates, found in many plastics. “At least a dozen studies have shown the effects of phthalates on human reproduction,” says Swan, whose own research has shown higher exposure to some phthalates in mothers correlates with genital abnormalities in newborn boys. Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (April 19)
“Paying for College Without the Home Equity Option”
The turmoil in real estate has meant that home equity—often a fallback for college funds—is difficult to tap, forcing many parents to reconsider high-priced colleges. Read more...

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