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@Rochester — Feb. 22, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Learn About the Warner School over Lunch
  • Roundtable in Honor of Black History
  • Free Physicals for City School Students
  • Stop by Rochester Scholars Displays Today
  • Event Highlight: Chamber Orchestra Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Eric Caine on Suicide in Midlife; William Hall Comments on Longevity; Correction
  • In Higher Ed: Free Online Book Catalog

News and Announcements

Learn About the Warner School over Lunch
Medical Center employees are invited to learn about graduate programs at the Warner School of Education over lunch on Monday, Feb. 25, in the Louise Slaughter Room from noon to 2:30 p.m. RSVP to Charles Ackley 275-3969 or Read more...

Roundtable in Honor of Black History
As part of an ongoing series of diversity discussions on campus, Douglas Guiffrida, associate professor at the Warner School, will lead a roundtable discussion, “The African-American Student Experience at Predominantly White Colleges,” on Wednesday, March 5, in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. Read more...

Free Physicals for City School Students
Medicine and dentistry students, faculty, and residents will conduct free physicals for Rochester City School District students Wednesday, Feb. 27. Read more...

Stop by Rochester Scholars Displays Today
This week, 140 local middle and high school students attended academic mini-courses at the University, studying forensics, robotics, digital art, and more. See displays of what they learned from noon to 1 p.m. in the May Room of Wilson Commons. For information on the Rochester Scholars April session, visit the Special Programs Web site or call 275-2344.


Saturday, Feb. 23
Chamber Orchestra Concert: David Harman, director. Strong Upper Auditorium. 8 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Today Show (Feb. 20)
"Suicide Rates Soar at Midlife
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Eric Caine, John Romano Professor of Psychiatry, is interviewed about a new study showing a marked increase in suicides among middle-aged men and women: "I think all of us were taken by surprise by the magnitude and really the nature of it." Read more...

Contra Costa Times, California (Feb. 21)
"Chronically Ill? You Can Still Live to Be 100 "
William Hall, professor of medicine and director of the Center for Healthy Aging, discusses aggressively treating health problems in older patients as one key to longevity. "It has been generally assumed that living to 100 years of age was limited to those who had not developed chronic illness." But a new study disproves this "ageist" approach, writes Hall. Read more...

In Thursday's "In the News," we referred to Lori DeWindt, counselor at the University's Deaf and Wellness Center, as Lori DiWindt. Our apologies for the misspelling.

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 22)
"An Upstart Web Catalog Challenges an Academic-Library Giant
"At only 21, Aaron Swartz is attempting to turn the library world upside down. He is taking on the subscription-based WorldCat, the largest bibliographic database on the planet, by building a free online book catalog that anyone can update." Read more...

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