University of Rochester

@Rochester — April 24, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Medical Center Launches New Community Health Blog
  • 'Across Borders' Art Initiative Returns for Second Year
  • Friday Lunchtime Concert Features Sounds of Hawaii
  • Weekend Symposium Features Rochester Astrophysicist
  • Sports Buzz: Softball at Home
  • Event Highlight: Forum of Faith Community Leaders
  • Rochester in the News: Mark Noble on Chemo Brain
  • In Higher Ed: Student Achievement and Parents' Expectations

News and Announcements

Medical Center Launches New Community Health Blog
The Center for Community Health has started a new blog for faculty, staff, and students involved or interested in community health. The forum, "Community Health VOICE,"—Volunteer, Organize, Innovate, Collaborate, and Empower—builds upon the University's leadership in community outreach to create stronger partnerships inside and outside the Medical Center and to stimulate conversation about public health topics. Read more...

'Across Borders Rochester' Launches Second Year
Memorial Art Gallery director Grant Holcomb and Nazareth College Arts Center director Lindsay Reading Korth recently announced the return of "Across Borders Rochester," a community-wide initiative that explores contemporary Latin American and Latino art and culture. Read more...

Aloha: Friday Lunchtime Concert Features Sounds of Hawaii
The SEAS Performing Arts Series wraps up its 2008 schedule with an "Aloha" concert on Friday, April 25, in Goergen Hall featuring Hawaiian slack key guitar, ukulele, and vocals. The performance from noon to 1 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Weekend Symposium on Buddhism Features Rochester Astrophysicist
Professor of Astrophysics Adam Frank will join a group of internationally recognized speakers at a symposium entitled "Buddhism, Mind, and Matter: An Inquiry into Nature and Consciousness" at the Memorial Art Gallery on Saturday, April 26. Tickets for the all-day event are $60 and available online at or by calling 473-9180.

Sports Buzz

At Home This Weekend: Softball.

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Thursday, April 24
Forum of Faith Community Leaders. Interfaith Chapel. 7 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

U.S. News & World Report (April 22)
“Common Chemotherapy Drug Linked to Memory Problems”
"What we found is the damage done short-term is much less than the damage that occurs long-term," says Mark Noble, director of the University's Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute and senior author of a newly released study that links a commonly used chemotherapy drug with cognitive side effects known as "chemo brain." Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 23)
“Mismatches Found Between Student Achievement and Parents' College Expectations in Federal Survey”
"The Education Department released a report on Tuesday that offers new insights into the factors influencing whether parents expect their children to enroll at four-year colleges, and suggests that many young people who could succeed at such institutions are not being encouraged by their families or schools to apply." Read more...

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