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@Rochester — Feb. 13, 2008


SnowToday's Forecast:
Wintry Mix, High 31°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High 30°

In Today's Issue

  • Writing Project Seeks Participants for Summer Institute
  • Neilly Series Author Discusses The Hudson: A History Feb. 21
  • Kauffman Faculty Research Grant Proposals Due April 1
  • Gallery Pictures Enhance Baroque Organ Concert Experience
  • Event Highlight: Exhibit on Past African-American Employees
  • Rochester in the News: William Hall Talks about Living to 100, Irfan Rahman on Cigarette Smoke and Aging
  • In Higher Ed: Data Breaches Hit More Campuses

News and Announcements

Writing Project Seeks Participants for Summer Institute
The Genesee Valley Writing Project invites local educators from all disciplines and at all levels of instruction to apply for the 2008 Genesee Valley Writing Project Summer Institute to be held at the University from July 7 to Aug. 1. Applications must be submitted by March 14. Read more...

Neilly Series Author Discusses The Hudson: A History Feb. 21
Author Tom Lewis will discuss his latest book The Hudson: A History as a guest of the Neilly Series at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Kauffman Faculty Research Grant Proposals Due April 1
The Center for Entrepreneurship sends a reminder that faculty research proposals for Kauffman Foundation funding are due Tuesday, April 1. Proposals should clearly articulate the purpose of the project and how it could advance the understanding of entrepreneurship as defined by the University. Read more...

Gallery Pictures Enhance Baroque Organ Concert Experience
Guest artist Joel Speerstra will perform keyboard pieces as part of a “Musical Pictures from the High Baroque” program that explores the importance of visual images to Baroque composers during the Organ Showcase Concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Read more...

Events

Wednesday, Feb. 13
Exhibit on Past African-American Employees: Flaum Atrium, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

New York Times (Feb. 12)
"Reaching 100 Is Easier Than Suspected
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William Hall, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Healthy Aging, comments on a new study that indicates many people have a good chance of living to 100 even if they have heart disease or diabetes. Hall wrote an editorial in the Archives of Internal Medicine, which published the study Monday. "It has been generally assumed that living to 100 years of age was limited to those who had not developed chronic illness," Hall says. Read more... The Associated Press story was also reported by ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and other outlets.

Indianapolis Star (Feb. 12)
"
You're Looking Old. Are You a Smoker?"
A report in the paper's "What's News" roundup notes a new study led by Irfan Rahman, associate professor of environmental medicine, that says toxins in cigarette smoke destroy a gene that plays a key role in protecting against premature aging. Read more ...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 12)
"Data Breaches Hit More Campuses
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"A new report summarizing computer security incidents over the past year found that the number of losses and unauthorized disclosures of data increased markedly along with the number of colleges and universities affected." Read more...

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