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@Rochester — Feb. 26, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Traffic Light Approved for Elmwood Avenue
  • Cardiac Team Celebrates 100th Heart Transplant
  • Study Identifies Cell-to-Cell Communication Process
  • Presentation by Member of Negativland
  • Reminder: Learn About Biometric Screenings
  • Event Highlight: Panel Discussion on Pakistan
  • Rochester in the News: Laura Shone Comments on Asthma Study; Roy Ernst on Learning to Make Music Late in Life
  • In Higher Ed: Campus Crime Rates Fell from '94 to '04

News and Announcements

Traffic Light Approved for Elmwood Avenue
A traffic light will be installed later this spring at the Elmwood Avenue crosswalk that connects the River Campus with the Medical Center, close to the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building. University officials have been working with the City of Rochester and Monroe County agencies in response to accidents in the area. Read more...

Cardiac Team Celebrates 100th Heart Transplant
The program in Heart Failure and Transplantation at the Medical Center has reached a milestone, performing its 100th cardiac transplant surgery on Feb. 15. Read more...

Study Identifies Cell-to-Cell Communication Process
The focus of two recent Nobel prizes, a species of roundworm has led researchers to another advance in the understanding of how cells talk to one another, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in the journal Current Biology. The study's corresponding author is Keith Nehrke, assistant professor of medicine. Read more...

Presentation by Member of Negativland
Mark Hosler, a founding member of Negativland, will give a presentation (with Q&A session to follow) on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Hoyt Auditorium. The event is cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology and others. For more information on the presentation, Adventures in Illegal Art: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland, call 275-8614 or e-mail

Reminder: Learn About Biometric Screenings
Starting in March, faculty, staff, and their partners enrolled in a University Health Care plan can receive a free biometric screening, which provides measurements of blood pressure, heart rate, waist circumference, glucose, and cholesterol. Learn about the importance of these screenings and how they will be used during one of four information sessions sponsored by the Benefits Office on Wednesday, Feb 27. Read more...


Thursday, Feb. 7
"Pakistan: Why It Matters,"
a panel discussion in Sloan Auditorium, 7 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Newsweek (March 3)
"Every Breath They Take
Laura Shone, assistant professor of pediatrics, talks about a study she coauthored that was published in the January issue of Ambulatory Pediatrics, which found that 759,000 children with asthma don't have health insurance: "Allowing prolonged gaps in insurance for children with special needs is unconscionable." Read more... (Feb. 22)
"Retirement Is Great Time to Strike Up the Band
Roy Ernst, Eastman School professor emeritus, discusses the New Horizons International Music Association, a group he founded to support senior-citizen bands and orchestras: "High school kids could never do what we do, because they haven't lived enough, they haven't seen enough joy or sorrow." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (Feb. 25)
"Campus Crime Rates Fell From '94 to '04
Crime rates at four-year colleges and universities fell from 1994 to 2004, according to a report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics last week. Violent-crime rates decreased by 9 percent, while property crimes saw a 30 percent drop.

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