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@Rochester — Feb. 15, 2008


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In Today's Issue

  • Eastman Studies in Music Series Marks Milestone
  • Reflections on the First Decade of HIV/AIDS Epidemic
  • Laser Lab Offers High School Summer Research Program
  • Smokers Might Benefit from Earlier Cancer Screening
  • Seminar to Focus on Link Between Nutrition and Fertility
  • Event Highlight: Ying Quartet
  • Rochester in the News: William Hall on Staying Active in Later Years
  • In Higher Ed: Hot Ticket Classes

News and Announcements

Eastman Studies in Music Series Marks Milestone
Ralph Locke, professor of musicology at the Eastman School, celebrates the publication of the 50th book in the critically acclaimed Eastman Studies in Music series, published by the University of Rochester Press. Read more...

Reflections on the First Decade of HIV/AIDS Epidemic
The Department of Community and Preventive Medicine’s 8th annual Saward-Berg guest lecture will address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Donald Francis, a renowned infectious disease expert, will deliver the lecture "Off to a Bad Start: Reflections on the First Decade of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic," from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Medical Center's Class of ’62 auditorium (G-9425).

Laser Lab Offers High School Summer Research Program
As part of the high school summer research program of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, about a dozen area students will spend eight weeks working on projects related to the 60-beam OMEGA laser, the world's most powerful fusion laser, and the OMEGA EP laser, currently under construction. Read more...

Smokers Might Benefit from Earlier Cancer Screening
New evidence suggests screening for colorectal cancer, which is now recommended to begin at age 50 for most people, should start 5 to 10 years earlier for individuals with a significant lifetime exposure to tobacco smoke, a Medical Center study found. Read more...

Seminar to Focus on Link Between Nutrition and Fertility
Experts at the Strong Fertility Center will explore the link between nutrition and fertility at a free seminar starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at the Women's Health Pavilion, 500 Red Creek Dr., in Henrietta. Read more...

Events

Sunday, Feb. 17
Eastman-Ranlet Series: The Ying Quartet. Kilbourn Hall. (KH) 3 p.m.

For more events: www.rochester.edu/calendar

Rochester in the News

NPR (Feb. 14)
"A Better Lifestyle for a Longer Life
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William Hall, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Healthy Aging, discusses the importance of staying active for longevity: "There's so much ageism in this society that constantly reminds older people, 'You can't do this; you can't do that.'" But, Hall says, many older adults, particularly women, do well with group activities, while men tend to be motivated by friendly competition. Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 15)
"Class Warfare: When Getting In Is the Hardest Part
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"Every college has a hot-ticket class. Maybe it's the subject matter (serial killers! sailing!) or maybe it's a celebrity professor (George Tenet! Toni Morrison!). Whatever it is, everybody wants to get in. And, of course, not everybody can. So how do you decide who gets a seat and who's disappointed?" Read more...

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