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@Rochester — Feb. 6, 2008


Snow and RainToday's Forecast:
Rain to Wintry Mix, High 35°
Tomorrow: Snow Showers, High 25°

In Today's Issue

  • Black History Month Family Day at MAG
  • Workshop on AIDS Awareness
  • Yehudi Wyner Will Be Composer-in-Residence at Eastman
  • Latino Professional Alliance Meets
  • Winter Break Day Camp at the Fitness Center
  • Event Highlight: 'The Presidential Campaign'
  • Rochester in the News: Jonathan Burdick on Financial Aid; Bernard Weiss Discusses Phthalate Exposure in Infants
  • In Higher Ed: The Bush Budget for Higher Education

News and Announcements

Black History Month Family Day at MAG
Enjoy music, dance, storytelling, art activities, and tours of the quilt exhibit Wild by Design this Sunday, Feb. 10, as part of Black History Month Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery. The celebration runs from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Read more...

Workshop on AIDS Awareness
Gil Robertson, author of Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community, will present a workshop on ways the black community and health care professionals can collaborate to prevent the spread of AIDS on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Helen Wood Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Read more...

Yehudi Wyner Will Be Composer-in-Residence at Eastman
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner is this year’s Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of Composition at the Eastman School from Feb. 12 to March 7. Read more...

Latino Professional Alliance Meets
University employees and retirees are invited to the first general meeting of the Latino Professional Alliance in the Medical Center's Whipple Auditorium (2-6424) on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at noon. A light lunch will be served. Find out more about the alliance and other University networking groups online.

Winter Break Day Camp at the Fitness Center
The Fitness and Wellness Center in the Medical Center will hold day camp for ages 7 to 12 during winter break, Feb. 18 to 22. Activities include skating, swimming, games, and a field trip. Children are invited to join for the week or by the day. For details visit the Fitness Center Web site.

Events

Thursday, Feb. 7
The 2008 Presidential Campaign: A Reporter's Notebook: Thomas DeFrank,
Washington Bureau Chief, New York Daily News. Rush Rhees Library, 5 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

USA Today (Feb. 5)
"Private Colleges Try to Stay Affordable
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Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid, discusses the impact of Ivy League schools offering financial aid to students from relatively wealthy families. The move, he says, forces other schools to compete for those students and "restricts our ability to help those who need it the most." Read more...

ABC News (Feb. 4)
"Potentially Harmful Chemical in Baby Products
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Bernard Weiss, professor of environmental medicine and pediatrics, say parents and physicians "should pay close attention" to a new study that found higher levels of chemicals called phthalates in the urine of infants exposed to baby shampoo, lotion, or powder. "We already possess substantial data demonstrating that the developing child is at risk for a number of adverse health effects arising from phthalate exposure," says Weiss. (Also reported by Detroit News, Charleston (W.V.) Daily Mail, WHEC TV10). Read more...

In Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb, 5)
"President Bush's Legacy: A Reluctant Friend of Higher Education
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"The president's final, $3.1-trillion budget plan, which he released on Monday, continues to propose significant increases for many programs important to colleges, including Pell Grants and physical-sciences research, even while it recommends substantial cuts in other areas, particularly for health care." Read more...

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